In the next few decades, people worldwide can expect to live longer. And if you make it to 65, data implies that you my live another 20 years. That's the good news. Those living another two decades will likely live with at least one chronic condition. But some health factors can help lessen that concern.
Her new friends will learn about the heart condition that began slowing her at age 7. How it nearly killed her one night when she was 13. How her quality of life might've been ruined that same night if not for her mom dusting off the CPR training she received as a teen.
Arguably, sleep may be the most important health habit to conquer in order to set the foundation for all other wellness activities. Sleep takes us back to our primal roots and resting from dusk to dawn is the most Paleo activity we can engage in.
Each day, our lives are filled with decisions: What to do, where to go, when to start something, how to finish it, etc. Among the most important dec...
Some things may seem self evident in terms of health and wellness, but until studied scientifically, they may not get the attention they deserve. For ...
Given Coke's own standards, it is appropriate to ask: Are the company's actions that have prompted such sharp public criticism in line with its strong commitment to integrity? More specifically, are they consistent with Coke's imperative of "acting honestly"?
So why would anyone be crazy enough to spend significant time with someone on the other side of the political fence? Why funny you should ask...
We probably could have predicted the outcomes of a recent and well done study. Does a typical Southern diet, rich in fried foods, fatty foods, eggs, processed meats like bacon and ham, organ meats, and sugar rich drinks, promote heart disease?
Although some media reports have recently promoted an "anything goes" attitude when it comes to meats, dairy products, and "bad" fats in general, it is important to remember that these products are as risky as they ever were.
Fatigue, daytime sleepiness and moodiness are all well-known side effects of a bad night's sleep -- but many of my patients don't realize that serious sleep problems can affect not only mood and energy levels, but physical health, as well.
In 2013, the New York City Health Department declared a diabetes epidemic in the city. The number of people who had contracted the disease had more ...
So when her sister freaked out over being diagnosed with the same thing, Rubi cracked up. Even when that diagnosis led to the discovery that her sister had a rare, genetic heart problem -- which meant Rubi probably did, too -- she focused on reasons why she was fine.
The call for increased investment in noncommunicable diseases is growing louder, from rural hospital doctors to the 12 first ladies in Africa who are calling for more financing to fight cancer on the continent. These voices can no longer remain unanswered.
What if there is evidence of instructions with simple steps that serves as a recipe for a longer life, relatively free of disease -- a figurative fountain of information for youth? The American Heart Association has discovered the "fountain of youth" and calls it Life's Simple 7 (Los 7 Pasos).
Grip strength may also be a therapy of heart disease. Isometric training for blood pressure management has been studied since at least 1992 and has been found to lower both systolic and diastolic pressures.
"Hi, Mom and Dad, I just helped make a potentially life-saving diagnosis of someone with a heart problem for the first time. And, uh, that patient is me."