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Cardiovascular disease remains the leading cause of death in the United States, though cancer is a close second, and chronic respiratory diseases are third. In order to combat the threat of cardiovascular disease, the American Heart Association (AHA) recently...read more
Although diet has been directly linked to a variety of physical illnesses, a recent study shows that it even impacts mental health. Dr. Joseph Firth, a research fellow at the University of Manchester in the United Kingdom, led the meta-study, which used data collected...read more
Diabetes Mellitus refers to a group of diseases in which the level of glucose (sugar) in the blood is too high. In Type 1 diabetes, previously known as juvenile diabetes, the pancreas does not produce insulin, the hormone that regulates blood sugar levels. In Type 2...read more
Osteoporosis is commonly associated with women. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 25% of women over the age of 65 have this disease of thinning, brittle bones. Although a high percentage of adult men are also afflicted...read more
Caregivers for the elderly often find themselves drowning in acronyms. There are acronyms for diseases and conditions, like COPD; for classes of medications, like NSAIDs, and for types of care, like LTC. And the list goes on and on. Two acronyms that affect the type...read more
It is a well-known statistical fact that women have a longer lifespan than men — not just in the United States, but across the world. What is less well-known is that this difference applies across most the animal kingdom as well. Although no satisfactory explanation...read more