What Do You Really Know About Hernias?

Hernias are probably one of the most mundane and common, but sometimes quite painful, health conditions. They were in the news recently when it was reported that Rand Paul, a well-known member of the United States Senate, would be traveling to Canada for hernia surgery. The reports didn’t give much more detail except that he developed the hernia as a result of another injury, and the hospital where he would be having surgery specializes in hernia repair.

Don’t Let Epilepsy Seize Your Joy. Be Proactive

No parent should have to bury their child. But, unfortunately, 17-year-old Samantha Davis’s parents had to lay her to rest after she collapsed from an apparent seizure during a cross-country meet. After the high school runner collapsed, she remained unconscious and was rushed to a hospital where she died of cardiac arrest.

How to Make Sure Dr. Google Takes Good Care of You

Online symptom checkers – often referred to as “Dr. Google” – where you simply enter whatever is ailing you and get a likely long list of what may be causing the problem, are some of the most popular and most visited sites on the Internet. They are so popular that various studies estimate that over 90 percent of us have used them at one time or another to ask about everything from the common cold, stiff joints and migraines to specific diseases such as lupus, depression and cancer.

It May Be Good to Be a Bit Salty

You are probably familiar with how uncomfortable it is to get salt in your eye or in an open cut on your body. So if I were to suggest you try salt therapy, you might be a bit hesitant if you do not know what it entails.

Why We Owe Barbara Bush a Big Thank You for Our Health

Former first lady Barbara Bush died Tuesday evening, April 17, 2018. The mother of six was only the second woman in history to be a wife and mother of a U.S. president. She was 92-years-old.

Be Proactive About Palliative Care

There continues to be a misunderstanding about palliative care among both healthcare providers and patients. Unfortunately, this lack of understanding has resulted in underutilization of this important discipline which brings numerous benefits to patients, their families and caregivers and providers.

Study Suggests that Baldness Can Signal Those at Risk for Heart Disease

Heart disease, also referred to as cardiovascular disease (CVD), is reportedly the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States.

How to Get Into the Right Rhythm for Wound Healing

Getting injured is never good. But if you do get injured, it is better to do so during the daytime because it might take you a shorter time to recover.

Do You Play Trick-or-Treat with Your Health?

It’s Halloween time again! And if you really want a good fright, you can do it for free and with far less preparation and effort than you probably put into your Halloween celebrations. All you need to do to be really scared is take a few minutes to look at how many of us take care of our health. The reality is that we may not be doing nearly enough to prevent disease or to better manage any chronic diseases we may already have. We can be doing so much more but don’t, and that is very scary!

Don’t Get Sucked in By What You Read Online

A twenty-something Australian wellness blogger’s thousands of devoted followers were shocked and disappointed when she admitted she had told a major, unforgivable lie.

Forget What You Think You Know About Brushing Your Teeth. Introducing Oil Pulling

You brush and floss your teeth and are good about visiting the dentist to get your teeth cleaned and examined every six to eight months. So as far as dental hygiene is concerned, you’re doing everything you need to be doing in order to keep your teeth healthy. Right?

Friend or Foe? Let’s Discuss Proton Pump Inhibitors

Pharmaceuticals serve a critical role in our healthcare delivery system. They are responsible for controlling a myriad of diseases and even preventing death. However, it is important to remember that all drugs—every last one of them—have side effects, especially if they are taken for long periods of time. And as consumers, we need to be aware of these side effects and determine how much we can reduce or eliminate them so we can enjoy our healthy lives.

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