The Health & Healthcare Blog  

Sunday, August 28, 2016

These 5 Foods Can Actually Harm Your Brain

Eating healthy is important for our bodies -- we all know this. Not only do we want to stay fit and trim but also avoid diseases like diabetes and cancer that can occur by eating all the wrong foods. But there is another reason to eat healthy, and that is to keep our brain healthy. Did you know that there are foods that actually harm your brain?

Friday, August 26, 2016

New Medical Discovery Saving the Lives of Stroke Victims

Strokes are the third leading cause of death in the United States, and about 50 percent of people that suffer a hemorrhagic stroke die in a matter of days. A new procedure, using a catheter, promises to save more lives of people who suffer strokes.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Poor, Overweight, Women More Likely to Develop Cervical Cancer -- Are You at Risk?

About 4,120 women are predicted to die from cervical cancer this year, according to the American Cancer Society. In addition, 12,990 new cases of cervical cancer will be diagnosed. Are you at risk? Knowing the risk factors could save your life, and one of those risk factors is being overweight.

Friday, August 19, 2016

6 Must Do's For Fresh Breath and a Clean Mouth

Sometimes there are no shortcuts to good health. This is true when it comes to oral hygiene. So why do so many people try to cut out important steps, risking bad breath and poor oral hygiene?

Sunday, August 14, 2016

4 Worst Foods to Avoid -- And They're Supposed to be Healthy!

Healthy means good for you, right? So, why are some foods advertised as healthy, and end up being NOT good for you? Like these 4 foods...

Friday, August 12, 2016

Top 10 Fattest Cities in America

America is getting fatter. A study last year by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington showed that 2 billion people around the globe are either overweight or obese. Although the U.S. has 5 percent of the world's population, it has 13 percent of the world's fattest people.

Monday, August 8, 2016

Study Shows That Wearing a Bra Can Damage Lymph Nodes and Contribute to Breast Cancer

Women have been wearing bras since at least the 1900s. It has been a common practice among women to support their breasts with bras. Little did women know, however, that wearing a bra can actually lead to breast cancer!

Friday, August 5, 2016

Coffee -- Good or Bad? -- 13 Good Reasons to Drink It

It seems coffee has taken a beating over the years from all kinds of advice as to whether it is good or bad for you. The latest? Recent research shows there are at least 13 good reasons to drink coffee.

Sunday, July 31, 2016

7 Things You Should Avoid Just Before Going to Bed

It should come as no surprise that the United States is among the top 20 countries in the world with the worst eating habits. The U.S. is ranked #5 in population with the worst obesity problem, and 9.39 percent of Americans have diabetes. Not only are Americans eating unhealthy, but they are some of the biggest snackers. This includes the worst habit of eating snacks just before bedtime.

Saturday, July 30, 2016

The Healthiest City in the U.S. Is......

What U.S. city do you think is the healthiest? There are actually 20 that made it on Forbes most recent list of "America's 20 Top Healthiest Cities," but this one was ranked No. 1. Can you guess which one?

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Arthritis is a Real Pain -- Here Are 6 Ways to Avoid It!

Arthritis is painful inflammation and stiffness of the joints. According to the Arthritis Foundation, there are more than 100 different types of arthritis. They also report that more than 50 million adults and 300,000 children have some type of arthritis. It is a real pain, but there are ways you can avoid it.

Friday, July 22, 2016

Sunscreen is Great, But So Are These 5 Foods That Protect Your Skin

We all know the importance of putting on sunscreen before going out in the sun. It not only protects skin from sunburn, but it also protects skin from the harmful effects of the sun's rays. But did you know that certain foods can also help protect your skin?

Monday, July 18, 2016

This Happens More Often to Men, But It Kills More Women

Many identify heart attacks as gripping pain in the chest area, but the truth is that nearly half of all heart attacks occur without any symptoms. Silent heart attacks can come with no warning signs, such as chest pain, shortness of breath and cold sweats. Although silent heart attacks occur more commonly among men, they are more commonly fatal among women.

Friday, July 15, 2016

Why Not All Granola and Other Health Foods Are, Well, Healthy

We all want to be healthy, and the media is full of advertisements for foods that are supposed to be good for your health. But are they really?? It depends. The bottom line is, Read The Labels! You may be surprised at what you find.

Sunday, July 10, 2016

More Than 7 Million Americans Have This Disease -- Find Out If Your Child Has Symptoms

Autism is a disease that affects more than 7 million Americans, and it has been on the rise. Specifically, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) starts to appear when children are young, so the earlier parents can detect symptoms, the quicker they can get help that will improve the quality of life for their child.

Friday, July 8, 2016

Itchy Skin and 9 Other Symptoms That Could Mean Cancer

Many types of cancer are curable if they are found early. However, people often mistake symptoms as being anything but cancer and fail to seek medical attention until it is too late. Learning how to identify symptoms can literally save your life. Here are 10.

Friday, July 1, 2016

Chicago Just Did This to Help Keep More Teens Alive!

Teens smoking

The American Cancer Society reports that smoking kills more than 6 million people every year. If the trend continues, smoking and tobacco use is estimated to kill 8 million people annually by the year 2030, including teens. Chicago is joining other cities in raising the legal age to 21 for selling tobacco products which will help save many more teen lives.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

7 Reasons Why Your House Can Be The Most Dangerous Place

If you think you are safe at home, you may be surprised to learn that your home can be the most dangerous place for you. Statistics show that more accidents occur in the home than anywhere else. Here are 7 reasons why.

Sunday, June 26, 2016

These OTC Drugs Can Cause Hearing Loss -- And It May Be Permanent!

Prescription drugs are not the only medication that needs to be taken seriously. OTC (over-the-counter) medications can also have side affects that may be irreversible. One of those side affects is hearing loss.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

A Tiny Dose of This Can Help Protect Against Cancer, MS, and Depression

The human body often produces its own natural hormones that are important to your body's overall health. One little hormone that many people know very little about can be responsible for all kinds of adverse health conditions -- if your body is not producing enough. This hormone is called melatonin.

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Thousands Die From This -- Every Year!

Prescription drugs are not the only medication that is being overused, or even abused, by many Americans today. Non-prescription medications can also be overused. Even though they are called over-the-counter drugs, meaning you don't need a prescription to get them, it doesn't mean they can't hurt you, or even kill you.

Friday, June 17, 2016

Lung Cancer is the #1 Cause of Cancer Deaths -- Don't Ignore These 6 Symptoms

Every year, more people die of lung cancer than of colon, breast, and prostate cancers combined, according to The American Cancer Society. About 158,080 people die every year from lung cancer. Early detection will increase chances of surviving from lung cancer. But many people mistake symptoms for other problems, such as an infection or long-term effects from smoking.

Sunday, June 12, 2016

"Do I Have Clogged Arteries?" -- 5 Ways You Can Tell

Every year, more than 700,000 people in the U.S. develop coronary heart disease (CHD), and almost 400,000 people die from it. Clogged arteries can lead to a heart attack by blocking blood supply to the heart muscle tissue. But how do you know you have clogged arteries? Here are 5 ways you can tell.

Sunday, June 5, 2016

10 Ways To Flatten Your Tummy -- And It Doesn't Include Exercise!

Summer is finally here, time for swimming and getting on that bathing suit. But if you are one of those people who have been caught off guard, you're probably panicking, trying to figure out how to get a nice flat tummy before you hit the beach. You can do it by following a few healthy habits -- without exercising!

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

8 Ways Your Face Can Tell You You're Sick

Black woman looking in mirror

Generally speaking, most people can tell if they are sick because they have obvious symptoms, like a stuffy nose, diarrhea and/or vomiting. But not all illnesses have such obvious symptoms that let you know something is wrong. But when you go to the doctor, what is the first thing the doctor does? They look at your face. Just what are they looking for??
DISCLAIMER: The content or opinions expressed on this web site are not to be interpreted as medical advice. Please consult with your doctor or medical practictioner before utilizing any suggestions on this web site.