More and more, we are all hearing about friends, family, and even celebrities who are “victims” of autoimmune diseases – especially Lupus.
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It’s been 100 years since sickle cell disease, a hereditary blood disorder, was first discovered. And, it’s no secret that an alarming number of children and adolescence have died, and the condition remained in the province of pediatrics, according to ...
Our brains and nervous system depend on adequate hydration.
We all suffer in hot weather. However, for elderly and disabled people and those with chronic health conditions such as vascular disease or diabetes, the weather does not have to hit 100 degrees to cause heat stress or even deadly ...
Life is full of changes. In business, in our families, and in our relationships with friends, nothing ever stays exactly the same.
Social Determinants of Health are the areas of your social and environmental condition and experiences that directly impact your health and health status.
As we grow older, most of us forget more often than we once did. Although memory loss is a natural part of the aging process, experts say it usually isn’t problematic for most people until after age 70.
For years, I have written weekly on matters of health that disproportionately impact our community, in typically negative ways.
The United States health care system has the dubious honor – in a study by the Commonwealth Fund – of ranking dead last when compared to the systems of 10 of the top Western countries in the world.
Being a parent is certainly an experience in extremes. There are times when you can be so fulfilled and rewarded for what you’ve accomplished as a parent, yet plenty of other times when the best you can feel is stressed ...
L.J. made three suicide attempts before age 16. But there was no official diagnosis of depression until his second attempt. Before that, he was labeled with a behavioral disorder. After his diagnosis, he began the long journey of finding the ...
By definition, hemodialysis is pumping a patient’s blood through a filtration device to remove toxins that failing kidneys can no longer handle, and then pumping it back into the body.
Have you reached midlife yet? It’s a simple question, but a difficult one to answer. Adolescents may see midlife beginning at 30. Adults in their 40s may view 50 or 60 as when midlife begins.
More than 5 million Americans suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, and scientists expect this number to triple by 2050. African Americans are two to three times more likely than White Americans to develop the disease, according to experts.