June is Men’s Health Month, a month to raise awareness and increase education surrounding the health of men and boys. It may be a stereotype that men avoid the doctor, but in some cases it can be a deadly stereotype. There are diseases that affect men more than women, and
It seems incongruous to associate sweets with diabetes. After all, sweets may be a thing of the past when diagnosed with diabetes. One blogger somehow manages to take the bitterness of a diabetes diagnosis and make it just a little more palatable with humor, candor, and a ton of information.
Osteomyelitis is a serious bacterial infection that occurs in the bones. When this type of infection occurs in the spine, it can lead to debilitating back pain. Thankfully, this condition is rare and only occurs in two of every 10,000 people. Here are the causes, risk factors, symptoms/diagnosis, and treatments
November 5, 2014 is National Eating Healthy Day as established by the American Heart Association. The day was created to help schools, businesses, individuals, and families make smarter and healthier choices by providing an easy-to-use toolkit. By celebrating National Eating Healthy Day, you can kickstart a lifelong change in your
Roasting a chicken in its own juices, alongside vegetables, is an excellent way to make a diabetic-friendly dinner. For an even healthier plate, remove the skin from the chicken before serving, or use this technique to cook skinless chicken or turkey breasts for a lesser time (the vegetables will still
Individuals with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes make up about 9% of the U.S. population. This is up from 8% in 2010. Seniors make up the largest group, with diabetes rates currently reaching about 11 million adults over the age of 65. In 2014, diabetes is the seventh leading
The diabetes rate in the United States is continuing to grow. The numbers released in a 2014 report indicate that nearly 10% of the population of the country has diabetes, many of which are going undiagnosed. Diabetes is diagnosed in one of two forms: type 1 and type 2. Type
Amid all the special diets percolating in popular culture–South Beach, Atkins, even the cabbage soup diet–the Mediterranean diet has emerged as one of the healthiest. The best way to lose weight and keep it off is to adopt a healthy lifestyle you can maintain for the rest of your life.
Americans’ waistlines are expanding and more people carry extra weight than ever before. Nearly 70% of adults over the age of 20 are overweight, and about 36% are obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Obesity is calculated by measuring body mass index (BMI), a number that