According to the CDC, 494,000 people reportedly used heroin in 2017. This problem continues to plague the country. Why is heroin addiction such an issue? What kind of drug is heroin? Processed from morphine, heroin is Read More
If you are someone who relies more on the herbal treatment for a healthy life Kratom can be your magical source of pain relief. Over the years, this herb has been hailed the nature’s boon Read More
Approximately 15% of adults in America suffer from mild hearing loss. That’s over 37 million people! Could you be one of those people? Do you know the signs to look out for? If you think you might Read More
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There are so many things that can make you anxious nowadays. For starters, even reading too much bad news can literally make you distressed. Work can also be a major source of depression and anxiety; 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.