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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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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
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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.