The Role of Gut Bacteria Alzheimer’s disease

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

Is Running Really Good for the Heart?

From the Broad Street Run here in Philadelphia to the Cherry Blossom 10-mile run in Washington, DC, and others across the country and overseas, running season is just around the corner! And for many people, Read More

DIABETOGENS VS SUGAR

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Weight Loss Tips for the Holidays

69% of Americans are overweight or obese and 55% are dieting at any one time. But dieting doesn’t work. In the end, most people regain more weight than they lose from dieting. “Eating isn’t the 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.