Many people get routine annual physicals and eye exams. But very few get their ears examined. Hearing loss occurs more frequently than you think. The National Institute on Deafness and Communication Disorders (NIDCD) reports:
Mosquitos are a pain in the you know what - especially during the summer months. Luckily for most of us, these bloodsucking bugs don’t cause any major health issues other than those awful bites that are unbearable to not scratch. But for many, mosquitos actually pose a major threat.
When the doctor says, “Open up your mouth and say ‘ahhhh,’” he may be looking for signs of inflammation of your tonsils - those lumps of tissue at the back of your throat (tonsilitis).
One of the simplest joys of life is being able to move around comfortably and without pain. Activities like walking, swimming, running, jumping are all movements that can make you feel good - both physically and mentally. And your joints play a huge role in allowing you to perform these activities.
When struggling with drug or alcohol addiction, people decide to go to either peer support groups, like Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), or some type of drug rehab program.
I first started smoking cigarettes at the age of 13, and I was able to do it without my parents knowing. I took frequent showers, never smoked in the house and always made sure that I had enough cologne on hand to mask the smell.
There’s no doubt that breastfeeding is good for your baby. “Among the known health benefits are nutritionally balanced meals, some protection against common childhood infections, and better survival during a baby's first year, including a lower risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome,” reports the National Institutes of Health.
Are you one of those people who will practically go through an entire roll of kitchen paper towels in one day? Or are you more environmentally conscious and use reusable kitchen towels?
You wouldn’t know by her superstar powers on the tennis court that Venus Williams has an autoimmune disease and has been battling it for years. This disease, which Williams was diagnosed with in 2011, is called Sjögren’s syndrome, and it almost ended her tennis career.
There’s no sugar-coating the obesity epidemic in America.
In an apparent attempt to protect his heirs from the ravages of substance abuse, the late Hugh Hefner, founder of Playboy, reportedly stipulated in his trust that if the beneficiaries to his estate frequently use illegal substances or become dependent upon alcohol or any illegal drugs, their rights will be suspended. And if an heir is suspected of abuse, he or she may be required to take a blood test.
A recent national drug use survey suggests an increase in the rates of marijuana use among senior high school students in the United States. Six percent of 12th graders or 1 in 16 high school seniors report daily use.
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