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Ankle Sprains – Treatment and Prevention

Ankle sprains occur commonly -- averaging about 25,000 times per day in the United States -- and their symptoms range from minor discomfort and swelling to debilitating injuries that are nearly as painful as bone fractures. Any ankle sprain can cause long-term problems if you don't get treatment. Ankle sprains are caused by stretched or… Continue reading →

Caring For a Partner With Type 2 Diabetes

Diabetes is a disease in which your blood sugars (blood glucose) are too high. The majority of food products you consume are turned into glucose, which provides a source of energy for your body. Your body produces insulin, which is a hormone that helps glucose get into the cells. When you have type 2 diabetes,… Continue reading →

Heart Attack Severity Dependent On Time Of Day?

A 2011 study published in the academic journal “Circulation Research” found a strong link between the severity of a heart attack and the time of its occurrence. A detailed analysis of more than 1,000 heart-attack sufferers showed a peak in damage caused by heart attacks that occur between 1 a.m. and 5 a.m., with 82… Continue reading →

US Prescription Drug Inflation? Prescription Drugs Which Cost Too Much in America

Prescription drugs for chronic illnesses carry serious financial burden for Americans, even for those with decent health insurance coverage. The inflated prices do not remotely compare to the prices imposed in other countries. There are numerous reasons for it, but the biggest misconception lies in the myths that the research, development and production cost has… Continue reading →

Dr. Google: The Inaccuracy in Search Engine Diagnosis

Today, we live in a world of cyberchondria. Unfortunately, many people use search engines like Google to check for what illness could be causing them to feel funny. This over-reliance on the Internet to provide accurate information for medical problems has caused global cyberchondria. So, how many Internet users are using search engines to self-diagnose?… Continue reading →

12 Months of Giving: The American Diabetes Association

The American Diabetes Association is a non-profit organization celebrating its 75 years of research and making a difference in finding a cure. Single donations can be made in any dollar increments. Those who choose to become monthly supporters can spread their generosity by sending small monthly monetary gifts over any period of time they choose.… Continue reading →

New Study Ties More Diseases to Smoking

Lung cancer has a well-known link to smoking, but recent studies suggest that tobacco use is linked to many more diseases and conditions. An estimated 480,000 deaths occur in the United States each year due to lung cancer, heart disease and other related conditions. Estimates show that an additional 60,000 to 12,000 deaths occur each… Continue reading →

Buyer Beware: Why You Should Only Buy Drugs From Legitimate Websites

For several people, prescription drugs have become costly. This is especially true for those without healthcare insurance. However, with use of the Internet, online perscription referral services have sprung up. The costs of these prescription drugs can be regulated; whereas, the costs of prescription drugs in the US are not. People use online perscription referral… Continue reading →

Venous Thromboembolism – No, That’s Not a Fancy Move on the Basketball Courts

Venous thromboembolism, or VTE, is a condition in which blood clots form in veins that are deep inside the body. It most commonly affects the large veins in the thighs and lower legs, but it can develop elsewhere too. More than 1 million cases are estimated to occur in the U.S. each year. Of that… Continue reading →

Blood Clots – Recognize the Symptoms

There are many complex mechanisms in our bodies. One of them is the body’s ability to form blood clots. Although in many cases beneficial, blood clots can also create an array of serious health issues. Blood is in constant motion as the heart pumps it to all different organs and cells of the human system.… Continue reading →