Influenza is already circulating in parts of the country making now the best time to get your flu shot. Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, flu season has been relatively mild, but the reprieve may be over. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warns of a potentially severe flu season ahead. Flu […]
Fall in New England is a time to pick apples, carve pumpkins and navigate corn mazes, but it also a time to prepare for the upcoming flu season. And if it’s anything like the 2019-2020 flu season, it could be a particularly bad one and time to get your flu shot. In February, Massachusetts broke […]
Type 2 diabetes is the most common type of diabetes, and in this case your body does not use insulin properly. This is called insulin resistance. At first, your pancreas makes extra insulin to make up for it. But, over time it isn't able to keep up and can't make enough insulin to keep your blood glucose at normal levels.
A stroke, often referred to as a “brain attack,” is a disease that affects the arteries leading to and within the brain. It is the fifth leading cause of death and a leading cause of disability in the United States.
Heart disease had emerged as a leading cause of death across the world — it is responsible for almost half of all deaths by non-communicable disease (which is over 17.5 million lives every year). In addition to regular exercise, there are many things you can do to keep your heart healthy and working efficiently.
Heart disease is the leading cause of death among women, however it is also one of the most preventable. There are many gender-specific risks at that come into play with heart disease and females. It is essential for women to have a thorough understanding of the risk factors for cardiovascular disease and aim to live a heart-healthy lifestyle.
Intermittent fasting is currently one of the most popular health and fitness trends across the country. The diet, which involves alternating long periods of fasting with regular eating, has a proven to be successful for weight loss. The concept of intermittent fasting is simple: alternate days of eating normally with modified fasting days on which you eat just 500 calories.
More American women die of pregnancy-related complications than any other developed country. Only in the U.S. has the rate of women who die been rising, which is why getting early and regular prenatal care is essential for a healthy and full-term pregnancy. Regular prenatal care throughout pregnancy helps to catch potential concerns early and reduces the risk of pregnancy and birth complications.
Besides feeling groggy throughout the day, poor sleep is associated with negative effects such as weight gain and increased risk of disease. Getting a good night’s sleep is essential to overall health.
After overindulging during the holidays, many people have begun the annual tradition of Dry January as a way to detox from the binge eating and drinking during December. Dry January began in the United Kingdom in 2011 and quickly made its way across the ocean the following year. There’s good reason to commit to it: […]