Venous Eczema: Diagnosis and Treatment

Venous eczema, often referred to as gravitational eczema or stasis eczema is a skin condition affecting approximately 20 percent of adults over 70. Venous eczema can also occur in younger people if they have a Read More

Holiday Gut Health

Holiday meals can be challenging to your digestion and gut health, and for anyone who suffers from Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) or other common gut health issues, this anticipation can make you question how you can enjoy the party (or Read More

5 Tips for a Happy, Healthy Gut

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

Bedtime linked with heart health

Going to sleep between 10:00 and 11:00 pm is associated with improving your heart health compared to earlier or later bedtimes, according to a study published today in European Heart Journal — Digital Health, a journal 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.