Aug 07, 2017
When it comes to planning out your week, donating blood might not be a high item on the list. However, you could be saving a life just by spending a few minutes to give your blood. There's currently a blood donation shortage throughout the nation, and it's a big deal going forward, particularly for those who will need it most.
Aug 03, 2017
For years, medical journals, doctors and health enthusiasts have been releasing contradicting advice on how to take care of your body and overall wellbeing. This information makes it very confusing, leading many to follow yesterday's trends and other popular approaches. Let's take a look at some of the biggest "healthy habits" that aren't actually good for you.
Jul 31, 2017
Ambulatory surgery centers are an important part of the healthcare system. These facilities provide same-day surgical care, including diagnostic and preventative procedures, making them a convenient alternative to hospital treatments. However, ASCs require significant investment to hire the right professionals, obtain necessary equipment and maintain operations. ASCs can better contain their costs by following these tips:
Jul 27, 2017
Tumors are one of the scariest diagnoses that a patient can receive. No one really knows what causes brain tumors and only a few known risk factors have been established. Despite the unknown, research has gone a long way to detect and treat brain tumors and cancer. As technology and medical procedures continue to advance, doctors must be able to inform patients of all available options. Let's take a closer look at some of the promising treatments emerging to identify and mitigate brain tumors:
Jul 24, 2017
After the winter months of snow, colder temperatures and working out in the basement or local gym, summer opens up a plethora of exercise possibilities. Pools, hiking trails and parks are all excellent spots to train your body and take in the great outdoors. However, climbing temperatures can make it dangerous to do activities outside if you aren't prepared. Here are a few tips that will help you beat the heat while exercising:
Jul 20, 2017
Hepatitis comes in five virus varieties that are spread through different means. The disease leads to liver inflammation and infection, among other issues. Worldwide, 2.7 percent of all deaths come as the result of hepatitis, according to Very Well. Hepatitis C alone caused nearly 20,000 deaths in 2014, according to the CDC. In addition, a majority of liver cirrhosis and liver cancer cases are believed to be connected to chronic infections with hepatitis B or C.
Jul 17, 2017
Your teeth are critical to your overall health and wellbeing. Showing your pearly whites are essential to making a good impression, but neglecting your teeth can cause bad breath and result in problems down the line. Let's take a look at how to keep your teeth healthy and give them the care they deserve.
Jul 10, 2017
Eyes are thought of as windows to the soul, but they can also be critical indicators for health problems. Our eyes are important for daily activities, reading emotions, learning and so much more. Let's take a closer look at how your eyes impact your overall health, and how to take care of these vital organs.
Jul 06, 2017
Medicine has advanced significantly over the years, and researchers are constantly studying how to make treatments more effective. There still aren't universal cures for a number of conditions, including sickle cell disease. According to the North Alabama Sickle Cell Foundation, Inc., 100,000 people in the U.S. have sickle disease, and 2 million people have the sickle cell trait. Fortunately, a number of new methods could improve treatment options and eventually cure sickle cell illnesses.
Jul 03, 2017
HIV is estimated to have been around for about 100 years, but it only became an epidemic within the past 30. HIV response organization Avert noted that by 1980, the disease had spread to five continents and infected between 100,000 and 300,000 people by that time. Transmission, symptoms and treatments were unknown, creating a major impact on the health community and the public