Can Diet Lessen Severity of Headaches?

Migraine is one of the largest causes of disability in the world. Existing treatments are often not enough to offer full relief for patients. A new study published in The BMJ demonstrates an additional option patients can use in Read More

Prevent Bloating and Other Gut Issues

The stomach has ways of telling us when we’ve made a mistake. If we eat something that doesn’t agree with us, we might get symptoms like bloating, nausea, discomfort, or pain. That’s usually when we Read More

Natural Ways to Treat Gastritis

Stomach pain is something we can safely say everyone experiences at some point in their lives. One of the leading causes of stomach pain is gastritis. Gastritis is the inflammation of the gastric mucosa, the Read More

The best ways to treat a sunburn

It’s true that if you let your guard down when you spend time outdoors, it’s all too easy to accidentally get a sunburn. We tend to associate sunburn with the warmer and sunnier days of Read More

5 Approaches To Addiction Treatment

Anyone who has struggled with addiction, or knows someone else who has, doubtless realizes that substance dependence is an incredibly complex issue. Addiction impacts practically every area of a person’s life. It comes as no 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.