A mosquito-borne disease called Zika has been in the headlines for its possible links to birth defects. More than 4,000 babies born in Brazil, where the virus has spread rapidly, have been born with microcephaly: smaller than normal heads and brain damage. Doctors and officials are still working to determine how many of the cases are directly related to Zika. Women of child-bearing age and those who are pregnant have concerns and questions about the virus, even if they are not living in Brazil or other areas where mosquitos are a public health problem.
There are around 29 million people currently suffering from diabetes in the United States. People who are diagnosed with diabetes often are at a higher risk for heart disease, kidney failure, blindness, and more. Unfortunately, about 15% of diabetic patients encounter a diabetic foot ulcer. This type of ulcer can usually be found on the bottom of the foot and many times can end up infected, sending them to the hospital.
If you go to your dermatologist for a regular skin check and assessment or even for an issue with a mole or other growth on your skin, you likely do not expect to walk away with a diagnosis of skin cancer. However, skin cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer diagnosed in the United States every year. Before you panic and worry about what you should have done to prevent your skin cancer, try to shift your focus to treating and getting rid of the skin cancer cells in your body.
Do you fail to reach your fitness goals each year? Do you start the year off with a bang but quickly burn out of your routine before Valentine's Day? Below, you will find some tips that can help you go further towards reaching your personal fitness goals this year. Hire a Personal Trainer One of the most motivational tools you can have is a personal trainer. Having that one person who knows how to push you through the work and encourage you to stick to your routine is one thing that cannot be beat by any pair of jeans hanging on your bedroom wall pushing you to fit back into them.
Given that more than one out of three Americans are obese, it is obvious that if you struggle with your weight, you are not alone. Weight issues and their associated health problems are a huge problem in this country and therefore, it can seem as if there are thousands of diets to choose from at any time. However, you may be surprised to learn that many popular diets are challenging or impossible to follow, long-term.
During my first pregnancy, I spent a lot of time pushing pillows behind my back trying to find comfort. As the size of the baby grew, so did my discomfort. By the time she was born, I was more than ready to give birth. When I found out I was pregnant again, I was determined that I would not suffer through the same discomforts. I started researching ways to ease the symptoms of pregnancy, including back pain. I created this blog to help other expectant moms find remedies to deal with those symptoms that can be emotionally and physically draining.