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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.


How much sleep do you need?

How much sleep do you need?

Jun. 01, 2019

American inventor Thomas Edison reportedly slept three hours at night, regarding sleep as a waste of time. Renowned painter Leonard da Vinci slept only two hours a night. Did these intellectual mi... Read More.


Annual exam can catch problems early

Annual exam can catch problems early

May. 01, 2019

An annual well-woman exam is a great opportunity for women to take charge of their health, according to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG). The exam can help detect he... Read More.


Options available for abnormal menstrual cycles

Options available for abnormal menstrual cycles

May. 01, 2019

Painful or abnormally heavy menstrual cycles can occur at any age of a woman’s life. However, symptoms can be worse for premenopausal women, mainly in their 30s and 40s. According to the National... Read More.


Why does my heel hurt?

Why does my heel hurt?

Apr. 01, 2019

When it comes to conditions affecting the feet, heel pain is a common complaint. After all, the heel bone is the largest bone in the foot and absorbs the greatest amount of shock and pressure. Th... Read More.


Diabetes can lead to amputation

Diabetes can lead to amputation

Apr. 01, 2019

Diabetes can cause several ill health effects, including heart disease, stroke, kidney and nerve damage. Another complication, which can be one of the most daunting, is limb amputation. Diabetes ... Read More.


TB or not TB — That is the question

TB or not TB — That is the question

Mar. 01, 2019

The bad news is that tuberculosis (TB) continues to claim lives as a top 10 cause of death worldwide. The good news is that reported TB cases in the US have dropped 90 percent since 1953. In Illi... Read More.


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