Does Acupuncture Help Relieve Chronic Pain?
Acupuncture has been around for thousands of years, but only in the past few decades has it gained any real traction in the United States as a legitimate way to treat chronic pain. We talked to acupuncturist and anesthesiologist Donna Mitchell, MD, about how this […]
What’s Your State’s Healthy Life Expectancy?
A new study suggests that where you live greatly influences your “healthy life expectancy” (HLE), a term used to describe not only how long people live, but how healthily they live. It estimates how long a person can be expected to live in good health at a given age. […]
When Do Athletes Need Sports Drinks?
We all know that we should stay hydrated while we work out, but how? It seems that there are as many sports drinks as there are athletes on the market. Many sports drinks distributors claim that these beverages improve athletic performance. We spoke to registered […]
Migraines and Junk Food: Is There a Connection?
You’re craving chocolate. Or bread. Or salami. Your whims tend to bend with the wind. If you frequently suffer from migraines, this could be a sign that a migraine is on the way. But for some of the 37 million Americans who suffer from migraines, do […]
Top 10 Activities to Boost Endorphins
News flash: The runner’s high is not just for runners. When you perform high-intensity exercise, like running, your body releases endorphins, or feel-good hormones, in response to the stress, which then gives you a positive mental boost. When stuck in a state of depression, these […]
Healthcare is no longer limited to the doctor’s office. In today’s technology-rich world, more patients are getting the care they need in new ways. Today, it’s all about leveraging technology’s capabilities so that patients can easily communicate with doctors and other medical providers. One instance […]
Should You Donate Bone Marrow?
Jenna Langer was 24 years-old when she was diagnosed with myelodysplastic syndrome, a condition where stem cells in bone marrow fail to develop normally into white blood cells, red blood cells and platelets needed for normal body function. Her doctor recommended a bone marrow transplant. […]
4 Signs You Need a Break From Caregiving
According to Cancer.org a caregiver serves a home health aide and companion to elderly individuals or those those dealing with chronic illness. Duties may include feeding, dressing and bathing patients, as well as arranges schedule, managing insurance issues and providing transportation. The National Alliance for Caregiving […]
Health Trivia: What medical condition is this woman suffering from?
Trivia question – Case Study: 58 yo female with a past medical history of high blood pressure and high cholesterol finished a 5k run during the summer heat in her hometown and now is suffering from shortness of breath, rapid pulse of 110 beats per […]