Hypertension, or more commonly known as high blood pressure, happens when the blood pressure in your body increases to unhealthy levels. Blood pressure measurements factor in how much of your blood passes through blood vessels and the amount of resistance it is met with while the heart is pumping. When arteries are narrow, resistance
Staying healthy can mean different things for different people. For some, it is a matter of diet and exercise alone. For others, it means sticking close to a specified medicine regime prescribed by a doctor. Lifestyle can be a key determinant in the risk for certain diseases like heart disease and cancer. Forming healthy habits
Cold and flu season typically begins in the fall and can sneak up on you quickly, therefore it is key to practice good hygiene and cleaning habits to lower the risk of getting sick. With COVID-19 looming as well, keeping you and your home clean and healthy might not be such a bad idea.
While the talk around getting better sleep and understanding of how it significantly impacts our health has increased, Americans on average are still getting the same amount of sleep they were fifty years ago. It is estimated that nearly a third of people get less than seven hours of sleep in a given night. Everyone
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Eating foods rich in vitamins and minerals is a great way to boost your body's immune system. Getting the proper intake of the vitamins and minerals your body needs gives it the strength it needs to fight off toxins and illnesses, whether that is a chronic condition or a viral infection like the common cold.
Heat strokes are the most severe forms of heat injuries, making them a medical emergency. If you suspect you or someone you see is having a heat stroke, call 911 immediately and administer first aid until first responders arrive. Heat strokes occur when someone is exposed to high temperatures and intense sun for long
Some love running to experience the phenomenon known as a “runner’s high.” Others do not enjoy running because of the high impact on their knees and many other joints in the body. Running is a great way to get in high-impact exercise, get the heart rate up, burn some calories, and exert those muscles -
Aduhelm, the new Alzheimer’s drug, has a $56,000 per year price, but Medicare has launched a formal process to determine if it will include it in coverage. A final decision is not anticipated to be met until the Spring of 2022 from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), but a ruling could come
You may have seen it more in recent years - the notification that air quality is low in your area. Most people know that this can mean smog and irritants are abundant in the air that day, but it goes beyond just that. There can be a serious impact from poor air quality. Knowing what