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Why Heart Disease May Be More Dangerous for Women

Posted on June 9, 2016

For years, medical experts have known that women exhibit different symptoms of heart disease than men. And these differences can lead to life-threatening medical mistakes. Yet surprisingly, the American Heart Association says that most women and their healthcare providers are completely unaware that heart disease affects women differently. Experts attribute this lack of awareness to the fact that the majority… Read More

The Skinny on Saturated and Unsaturated Fats

Posted on May 31, 2016

When most of us think about trimming fat from our bodies, we think we have to cut out fat from our diets. But the truth is that fats are an important part of a healthy diet, as long as they’re right kinds of fats. Discover the three different types of fats to know which are best for your body and… Read More

Discover the Cool Secret to Sports Injury Prevention and Treatment

Posted on May 24, 2016

Both kids and adults love playing sports, but athletic activities can sometimes result in painful sports injuries. Each year, high school athletes suffer around two million sports injuries, while more than three million kids under the age of 14 endure sports injuries that require medical treatment. Luckily, there’s now a safe, non-invasive answer for treating and preventing sports injuries called… Read More

Are You One of the 90% of People in Danger of Diabetes in America?

Posted on May 19, 2016

Most people have heard about the problem of diabetes in America and the rapidly rising percent of Americans with diabetes today. But they may not be aware of their personal risk or a preliminary stage of diabetes called prediabetes.The Danger of Diabetes in AmericaAccording to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 86 million Americans are currently affected… Read More

Uncover the Biting Truth About Mosquito-Borne Diseases

Posted on May 10, 2016

Mosquitoes may be tiny bugs, but their bites pose a huge threat to our health. See, mosquito bites can spread a number of mosquito-borne diseases. These diseases are caused by either a virus or by parasites. And with Florida’s year-round warmth and active outdoor lifestyle, residents run a high risk of contracting several mosquito-borne diseases.See Why Florida’s Heat and Humidity… Read More

Why the Shingles Vaccine Has Gone Viral Today

Posted on May 5, 2016

Shingles is viral infection that’s become a concern for millions of people today. But you can reduce your risk for this virus by getting the shingles vaccine. Today, health experts recommend this vaccine to people at risk for shingles, but are you one of the many in danger? Discover all you need to know about the shingles vaccine, such as… Read More

4 Reasons Why Urgent Care Centers are Perfect for Little Health Emergencies [Infographic]

Posted on April 14, 2016

When a health emergency strikes, it can strike fear and doubt about how to treat the problem. Traditionally, the only choices were hospital emergency rooms or trips to a primary care physician’s office. But going to the ER can entail long drives to faraway hospitals, followed by hours of waiting in overburdened facilities and huge medical bills.Yet opting to see… Read More

Why Employers Must Focus on Aging Workforce Safety

Posted on April 11, 2016

Today, people are working much longer than ever. In fact, the Bureau of Labor reported a 101% increase in the employment of workers aged 65 or older between 1997 and 2007, along with a whopping 172% rise in employment of workers aged 75 or older. While workers can be productive at any age, they tend to experience more medical problems… Read More

Regular Exercise Works Out to Relief from Lower Back Pain

Posted on April 6, 2016

Has lower back pain become a real pain for you? You’re not alone. Around 80% of people in the Western world will experience a bout of distressing, disruptive lower back pain at some time in their lives. But according to a new scientific review of back pain prevention published in the JAMA Internal Medicine, maintaining a regular routine of exercises… Read More

Wake Up to the Bone-Chilling Link Between Sleep Apnea and Osteoporosis

Posted on March 28, 2016

Are you one of the millions of people losing sleep at night over the most common sleep disorder known as obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)? According to the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, obstructive sleep apnea affects more than the quality of your sleep, but can actually diminish the health of your bones. The study revealed a strong link between… Read More

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