Alzheimer’s disease Impacted by Gut Bacteria

New research from Lund University in Sweden has shown that intestinal bacteria can accelerate the development of Alzheimer’s disease. According to the researchers behind the study, the results open up the door to new opportunities Read More

Can Caffeine Ward off Dementia?

Among a group of older women, self-reported caffeine consumption of more than 261 mg per day was associated with a 36 percent reduction in the risk of incident dementia over 10 years of follow-up. This Read More

Ticks: Can you Pass the Test?

Common misconceptions help spread Lyme and tick diseases. Between global warming and the post-pandemic push to move to the suburbs, there has been a huge uptick in the number of tick-borne illnesses. Lyme, recently dubbed the Read More

Can Acupuncture Reduce Headaches?

Acupuncture may reduce headaches for people who have chronic tension-type headaches, according to a study published in a online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. Tension-type headaches most often involve Read More

4 Tips to Improve Your Mental Health

Mental health is just as important as physical health, but many people fail to take it seriously until it’s too late. If you’re not happy with the state of your mental health, there are several Read More

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Our condition spotlight section focuses on health issues that generally last longer than one year. Often referred to as chronic diseases they require ongoing medical attention or limit activities of daily living or both. Chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer, and diabetes are the leading causes of death and disability in the United States. They are also leading drivers of the nation’s $3.8 trillion in annual health care costs.

Many chronic diseases are caused by a short list of risk behaviors:

Tobacco use and exposure to secondhand smoke.
Poor nutrition, including diets low in fruits and vegetables and high in sodium and saturated fats.
Lack of physical activity.
Excessive alcohol use.

By making healthy choices, you can reduce your likelihood of getting a chronic disease and improve your quality of life.