Monthly Archives: June 2016

Lesser-known risk factors for Alzheimer’s disease

Some risk factors for Alzheimer’s are well known A lot of the most common risk factors for Alzheimer’s are probably familiar to you, but there are some little-known things that may also increase your chances of developing Alzheimer’s. Learning about these factors can help you have a better overall picture of what may cause the disease. Learn […]

The Differences Between Asthma and COPD

Asthma and COPD may seem similar because of shared symptoms. But understanding how the two are distinct can help you enjoy a better quality of life. Wheezing, coughing, and shortness of breath are common with both asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and the two conditions can even co-exist, particularly in people who smoke. […]

What is Osteoarthritis?

Often called “wear and tear” arthritis, osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common form of arthritis in the U.S. In most cases, over time, cartilage in joints breaks down, and OA symptoms begin to occur. OA is most commonly found in the:

5 Steps to Slash Your Stroke Risk in Half

The benefits of eating a balanced diet, working out and minimizing poor health habits like smoking are so well-known that they aren’t considered “newsworthy.” But new research published in the journal “Neurology” highlights just how powerfully positive these interventions can be when it comes to preventing the fourth leading cause of death among American adults: […]

What are bed sores? What causes bed sores?

Bed sores, also known as pressure ulcers, pressure sores or decubitus ulcers are skin lesions which can be caused by friction, humidity, temperature, continence, medication, shearing forces, age and unrelieved pressure. Any part of the body may be affected; bony or cartilaginous areas, such as the elbows, knees, ankles and sacrum are most commonly affected. The sacrum is a triangular […]