GERD can be a really irritating ailment for those who suffer from it. In this disease, stomach acids flow back into the esophagus. This acid reflux can cause heartburn, digestive issues, etc. However, worry not; Read More
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When are you going off your last diet…for GOOD this time?! The truth is, many of us don’t start diets with the goal of being on them for the rest of our lives. But somewhere Read More
We’ve all been there: dealing with the discomfort of diarrhea and searching for immediate relief. But could our bodies have a perfectly good reason for developing such a pesky symptom? If you’ve ever wondered, “What Read More
For most of us, the holiday season means rich meals, sweet treats, and abundant drinks. And unfortunately, with these indulgences can come acid reflux, turning celebrations from joyous and fun to deeply uncomfortable. If you Read More
You’re having a holiday dinner, and your friends and family are gathering around a feast of homemade foods. You haven’t seen your grandma in several months, but when you start talking to her, you are Read More
A healthy digestion system is not only important for your own sanity, but it’s also tied to your immune system and overall mental health. After all, approximately 70 percent of your immune system actually resides Read More
As we head into the holiday season, your gut is about to face a number of challenges. All those gatherings, the endless to-do lists, and the meals high in fat and sugar all pose a 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.