At one time or another, almost everyone has suffered from embarrassingly uncomfortable bowel troubles, such as diarrhea, constipation, gas, bloating and abdominal pain. Many people have to battle with these conditions on a weekly basis, and for approximately 1.5 million people living in the U.S., these painful symptoms are signs of debilitating inflammatory bowel diseases, such as ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s disease. However, recent research presented by the Mayo Clinic has shown that not only do people suffering from inflammatory …Read more
One in three adults have this, but because it has no signs or symptoms, many more of us may have it and not even know it. It can strike anyone at any time – even children. It is considered to be the most serious health problem in North America, and costs the U.S. about $93.5 billion dollars in health care services every year. It’s a common cause of debilitating conditions like kidney disease, blindness, mobility impairments and osteoporosis, and it …Read more
If you’ve been diagnosed with heart disease, a new study suggests it is best to focus on having a positive attitude if you want to live a longer, healthier life. The study, published in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, found that patients with heart disease who have a positive attitude are more likely to exercise and, as a result, to live longer.Read more
Checking your pulse can be easily done, using the index and middle fingers to press on the radial pulse (on the wrist) or the carotid pulse (on the neck). However, it could be that your fingers themselves hold the key to determining not just your heart rate, but also your heart health.
Heart disease is one of the most common causes of death in the world …Read more