Having Lower Hemoglobin May Have Health Benefits

Recent research suggests that being at the lower end of the normal hemoglobin range may have some health benefits. So, it turns out that in the case of hemoglobin, less may be good.

Vitamin K Just Gave You More Reasons to Eat Your Green, Leafy Vegetables

Vitamin K (not to be confused with the cereal of a similar name!), was discovered in 1929 and got its moniker of vitamin K from the German word "Koagulationsvitamin" since it was originally identified as having an important role in our blood’s ability to clot after an injury like a cut. (Clotting prevents excessive internal or external bleeding). 

Do You Have “White Coat Hypertension?” Here’s How You Can Be Proactive

I think we can all agree that although very necessary, going to the doctor may not exactly be a fun experience. For some, it can be outright anxiety-inducing. It may even cause a rise in blood pressure. A team of Italian researchers recently conducted a study, published by the American Heart Association, which found that certain lab results may differ depending on whether a doctor is present or not.

We Have An Energy Drink Addiction Issue On Our Hands. It’s Time To Be Proactive

The first two things that come to mind when people think of addiction issues are usually drugs and alcohol. But, of course, we can really become addicted to anything whether it’s food, sugar, shopping, exercise and sex (just to name a few). Once a substance or habit starts to take over and negatively affect your quality of life, livelihood and health, to me, this is addiction.

Here’s When You May Need to Take Blood Pressure Medication

Blood pressure (which is the pressure of blood pushing against the walls of your arteries) is one of those highly valued health markers, for good reason. High blood pressure (hypertension) increases our risk of developing heart disease and stroke - two of the leading causes of deaths among Americans.

Healthy Blood Pressure Range for Women May Be Lower Than For Men

For as long as I can remember, healthcare professionals evaluated both women’s and men’s blood pressure measurements against a single, unisex range that was considered “normal.” While there may have been some variations based on age, along with shifts of the range itself based on then-available research, men and women were usually judged equally when it came to whether or not they had healthy blood pressure.

Another Reason To Be Proactive About Preventing and Treating Lice – Iron Depletion

According to the National Institute of Health (NIH), lice may pose a significant health risk because they feed on human blood. And in some cases, “chronic infestation may cause significant blood loss leading to clinically significant anemia.”

Convalescent Plasma – What You Need to Know

There has been a lot in the news recently about the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issuing an emergency use authorization (EUA) for what is known as convalescent blood plasma (CBP) for the treatment of Covid-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV2). Here is what you should know.

Your Blood Chemistry and Covid-19: What You Need to Know

Healthcare providers and researchers continue to learn more about the SARS-CoV-2 virus (the virus that causes Covid-19) and how it impacts the body and its various systems. One key area of investigation has been why and how this novel coronavirus can trigger a level of blood clotting that can damage the lungs, heart and other organs.

High Blood Sugar Levels May Be Standing In The Way Of Your Cardio Goals

There may be something deterring you from reaping the full benefits of all the aerobic exercise you may be doing. And that 'thing' may be hyperglycemia (high blood sugar).

5 Tips for Holiday Eating If You Have Diabetes

One of the great things about life is that there is always a reason to spend time with family and friends and celebrate - the holidays, Super Bowl, Valentine’s Day, weddings, baby showers, graduations, vacations, birthdays and the list goes on. And what this sometimes mean is that year-round we may be tempted to eat too much food  and overindulge with the booze.

If You’re a Cheese Lover, This May Be Good News!

Cheese is one of those foods some may say is healthy while others may say it’s not so good for you. For example, one could say that cheese is an excellent source of calcium, vitamin D and other nutrients as well as probiotics. But then on the other hand, one might say cheese is high in saturated fat and salt (sodium) which is bad for heart health and other metabolic concerns.

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