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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.


MS can affect anyone

MS can affect anyone

Mar. 01, 2019

Some medical conditions are most easily identified by their abbreviations. MS (multiple sclerosis) is often one of them. The disease can be unpredictable and disabling. MS occurs when the body’s ... Read More.


Got dry skin? Try moisturizing

Got dry skin? Try moisturizing

Feb. 01, 2019

There is an effective way to combat dry skin this winter–and year-round–-use a moisturizer. Many things can cause dry skin, including weather, central heating, hot baths and showers, and harsh so... Read More.


Medicare program helps manage chronic illnesses

Medicare program helps manage chronic illnesses

Jan. 01, 2019

Chronic Care Management (CCM) is a Medicare program that helps participants understand and live successfully with their long-term medical conditions. Under this optional program, patients are act... Read More.


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