Diabetes, a condition characterized by high blood sugar levels, is a major health concern in America as well as other parts of the world. If you are in the habit of incorporating a lot of sugar into your diet, you may be putting yourself at risk for developing diabetes. There are several other factors that could increase your risk of developing this potentially life and limb-threatening disease.
Football season has begun and it’s time to get in on the fun! While most of us are aware of and take precautions against serious injuries that can occur on the football field, hand injuries are often overlooked. Did you know that 48% of football injuries involve fingers? Here are the most common football hand injuries that could put you on the side lines
Prostate cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer in the Western World. It is usually a slow-growing form of cancer that develops late in life. Rarely, the cancer may grow quickly and aggressively spread to other parts of your body. How do you know if you are at risk? Here are some common risk factors for prostate cancer:
A hip fracture can be quite a debilitating injury. It may leave you bedridden and dependent on others for most activities of daily living. A higher risk for developing a hip fracture occurs in the following categories:
More than two-thirds of the human body is composed of water. It is present within our cells, blood, muscles, tissues, and even bone. It is necessary for all body functions and without it we could not survive.
Your feet are the foundation that supports your entire body while standing, walking, and running. Each foot has 3 arches that help you move gracefully with maximum efficiency. The arch on the inside of your foot is the most prominent one.
Did you know the skin redness, swelling, and pain associated with sunburn are caused due to a reaction to the ultraviolet rays from the sun and not due to the sun’s heat?
In the not too distant past, patients with arthritis were advised not to jog as the additional stress could further injure the knee cartilage. However, the results of recent research studies fly in the face of conventional wisdom – running may actually be good for your knees!
Are you overweight, struggle with chronic constipation, have chronic spells of coughing, or lift heavy weights regularly? If you have answered yes to any of these questions, you might be prone to developing a hernia.
When compared to women, men live with more sickness and die younger. This is probably because visiting your doctor regularly, getting routine health check-ups, prostate exams, and colonoscopies may not be considered manly things to do.