While there’s no denying that health is priceless, caring for can be extremely pricey. And nowhere is this more apparent than a visit to the emergency room. As Elisabeth Rosenthal wrote in the New York Times in 2013, even a relatively minor procedure such as stitches can cost as much as $2,200. It’s almost scary to think how more serious injuries such a bone fracture might cost.More
Weighing too much is a matter of energy balance, a matter of calories going in verses calories going out, right? Maybe not. New research and new thinking in nutrition has started shifting this idea of energy balance to a view centered on food as a whole. It may be that getting rid of those pounds does not require hours of pounding on a treadmill as much as it requires rethinking what you eat.More
If you’re a coffee drinker, you’ve probably heard people say that coffee is bad for you. In the past, many people suspected coffee of causing health problems like heart disease. Good news: modern research says that coffee is actually healthy. As long as you keep your intake under six cups a day and avoid drinking so much you get the jitters, coffee has no serious negative health effects, and it may protect you from a number of diseases. Here are just a few of the reasons you should be drinking more coffee.More
A sprained ankle is a common injury that can happen to even the most careful of people. Although it’s best to allow medical experts to treat any injuries, it’s always good to know what to do until you can get help. Experts suggest treating a sprain with the R.I.C.E. method, an acronym for rest, ice, compression, and elevation.More
Is it a Cold or Flu?
How to Tell the Difference
For as long as humans have been on Earth, viruses and infections have been present; organisms that sustain their life from our bodies. Medical knowledge has improved, helping to combat against the bodily invaders. Every year, many people around the world are affected by cold and flu symptoms. While a cold can often disappear as quickly as it started, flu can be much more severe if left untreated. Knowing whether you have the flu or a cold can help you to treat it quickly and effectively.More
The 5 Scariest Viruses
The occasional runny nose is a part of life, but the virus that causes the common cold is a triviality compared the monsters lurking at the edge of human civilization. Some viruses are like tiny assassins waiting for the opportunity to pounce and kill with excruciating pain.More
Some destinations such as Asia or Mexico may pose health risks to children. Here are steps that parents and caregivers should take to ensure that their children stay healthy on the trip.
Arthritis sufferers can experience joint pain and stiffness, swelling and redness around the affected area and a loss of mobility. The pain can start as soon as you wake up in the morning and get worse throughout the day. For many people, life with this debilitating disease is extremely limited. But where does it come from and what can you do if you suffer from arthritis?
There is probably nothing more annoying than sleeping with a person who snores. If do you, you probably keep hoping that person will stop snoring so you can get some sleep. It might be quieter once they stop, but that may not be a good thing. The snoring might be a symptom of sleep apnea, which can be dangerous and possibly even life-threatening.
Sleep apnea is more than just someone’s tendency to snore during the night. The person stops breathing for several seconds; this can quickly become a life-threatening situation if the airflow into their lungs is cut off for more than 10 seconds.More
Following a consistent exercise regimen is one of the best investments you can make for your health. Once your body has adapted to a new healthier way of eating, you may notice increased energy levels and fewer aches and pains. This is the perfect time to begin incorporating an exercise program into your lifestyle.More