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Do women get hernias, too?

Do women get hernias, too?

Nov. 01, 2019

Hernias are often perceived as a man’s problem, but women get them, too. A hernia occurs when a portion of an organ (most commonly the small intestine) pushes through a weakness in the wall of a ... Read More.


Do I really need that?

Do I really need that?

Nov. 01, 2019

Much like a car’s engine, the human body relies on many internal parts to function properly. The heart, liver, and brain are some of the vital organs needed to sustain life. But other organs are ... Read More.


Is all cholesterol bad?

Is all cholesterol bad?

Oct. 01, 2019

Can high cholesterol be good for you? In some instances – yes. High levels of “good” cholesterol, called HDL (high-density lipoprotein), can lower the risk for heart disease and stroke by removin... Read More.


Improve your cholesterol numbers

Improve your cholesterol numbers

Oct. 01, 2019

Diet can play an important role in lowering cholesterol. According to the American Heart Association, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and others, the most effective dietary approach t... Read More.


Can adults develop asthma?

Can adults develop asthma?

Sep. 01, 2019

Asthma is usually diagnosed in children. However, anyone can develop asthma – even older adults. Asthma is a respiratory condition that makes breathing difficult. Exposure to various irritants an... Read More.


Is it asthma or something else?

Is it asthma or something else?

Sep. 01, 2019

Coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath, and tightness in the chest – could it be asthma? Possibly, or it may be something completely different, likely allergies. Allergies are different than ast... Read More.


Is “dry drowning” a real thing?

Is “dry drowning” a real thing?

Aug. 01, 2019

When it comes to summertime fun, water safety–specifically drowning–is a serious concern. However, according to medical and water safety experts, trending information on social media and in the n... Read More.


Does hydration have to come from water?

Does hydration have to come from water?

Aug. 01, 2019

The most common advice for dehydration is to drink plenty of water. Water is essential for all living things. Every cell, tissue, and organ depends on water for survival. The human body is compr... Read More.


My Aching Joints: When to get an X-ray

My Aching Joints: When to get an X-ray

Jul. 01, 2019

Got joint pain? If so, an X-ray may help identify the source of the problem. Rest and over-the-counter pain relievers are often the first step to address acute joint pain. But if the pain continu... Read More.


Understanding PTSD

Understanding PTSD

Jun. 01, 2019

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) can affect more than military veterans. It can occur in anyone who has experienced a traumatic event, such as mass violence, a disaster, the unexpected death ... Read More.


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