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Who’s a Candidate for Weight Loss Surgery?

Who’s a Candidate for Weight Loss Surgery?

Did you know that around 97 million Americans are considered obese and morbidly obese? Obesity occurs when the body accumulates fat that is disproportionate to healthy standards. Being obese can lead to major health problems such as diabetes and heart …

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What to Expect from Gall Bladder Surgery

What to Expect from Gall Bladder Surgery

If you’re someone who has ever suffered pain and discomfort from chronic gallstone attacks, then gall bladder surgery may be for you. Should you decide to pursue gall bladder surgery, here are a few tips on how to properly prepare …

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Measurements or Weight: Which Is More Important?

Measurements or Weight: Which Is More Important?

A personal body image is something that most people take very seriously and are quite sensitive about. You hear often through news media about a certain sized waist that is ideal or a certain body weight to maintain. You might …

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Check Those Labels: Food Additives You Can Do Without

Check Those Labels: Food Additives You Can Do Without

For years food additives have been used to preserve the shelf life of foods, as well as enhance flavors. While these food additives are legal and used in hundreds of food items, there are many that you should generally avoid when …

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Safe Exercises for People with Arthritis

Safe Exercises for People with Arthritis

Having arthritis can be tough to deal with. Joints ache from performing simple tasks, and motor functions can be inhibited depending on how bad the arthritis is. However, that doesn’t mean you have to stop living the life you enjoy …

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How to Cope with Chemotherapy

How to Cope with Chemotherapy

Living with cancer is often stressful and difficult. There are many treatments available, and one of the most common is chemotherapy. Learning how to cope with chemotherapy and its side effects is very important in keeping your mental and physical …

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Preparing for Your Next Annual Checkup

Preparing for Your Next Annual Checkup

Annual checkups are an important part of healthy living. They provide for continuity of care and give your doctor the chance to detect potential problems early, when treatment options are typically both more plentiful and more successful. To make the …

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What Can Cause Blood Clots?

What Can Cause Blood Clots?

Blood clots in the veins and arteries can be caused by a number of factors. While sometimes clotting can be beneficial in the stopping of excessive bleeding, other times clotting itself can be quite dangerous. Knowing what causes blood clots …

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What You Should Know About Peripheral Artery Disease

What You Should Know About Peripheral Artery Disease

Peripheral artery disease (PAD) is a circulatory condition characterized by reduced blood flow to the organs or limbs, and it is caused by the narrowing of arteries due to the buildup of plaque. If you’ve been diagnosed with PAD, here’s …

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Everyday Habits to Keep Your Heart Healthy

Everyday Habits to Keep Your Heart Healthy

You may not know it, but your daily habits affect your health in greater ways than you think. It’s easy to form a habit and often hard to break one. The key to great heart health is to form the right …

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