Watching your blood glucose (sugar) levels is critical if you’re trying to avoid type 2 diabetes and the cardiovascular complications that can accompany it. But if your levels rise to a level that your doctor describes as prediabetes, you may ask the question, “What is prediabetes and how do you fight
Sleep deficiency—not getting enough restful sleep—is associated with many serious health conditions, including heart disease, diabetes, stroke, high blood pressure, obesity, and depression. Some people are able to correct a sleep disorder by improving their sleep habits and environment, but for those who continue to have sleep problems, a sleep disorder
Many people having stroke symptoms or a heart attack don’t know it. Lack of knowledge about the warning signs means they may dismiss a stroke as a bout of dizziness, while a heart attack might be chalked up to heartburn or a pulled muscle. However, if you ignore the symptoms
An estimated 50 million Americans suffer from tinnitus, which causes a person to perceive noise in one or both ears when no external sound exists. The noise can occur intermittently or persistently and can interfere with sleep and concentration, and has been linked with stress and depression. The condition is
Q: What is encephalitis and how is it treated? Does it cause long-term damage?
A: Encephalitis is a severe inflammation of the brain that is triggered either by a viral infection or an immune reaction in which the body’s defense system mistakenly attacks the brain. The condition often follows contact with
Brain-training games and exercises, studies show, may help stave off dementia. Spend just a few hours engaging in exercises that teach the aging brain to increase processing speed, new research suggests, and you could dramatically reduce an older adult’s vulnerability to dementia. A slowing of processing speed—the ability to attend
It can seem overwhelming to lose weight or get fit, but it doesn’t have to be. How you approach behavior changes to help you reach your health and wellness goals can make a big difference. A key is to gradually change your habits.
“Making lasting changes generally isn’t a quick, big-win
With Zika virus becoming more of a concern in the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recommended that certain people be tested. Groups considered to be at risk include people who have traveled to areas where Zika is on the rise; people who may be
Learn how to follow a Meniere’s disease diet to help better control your symptoms naturally.
Are you having trouble remembering a name? Using the wrong word in a sentence? Forgetting where you put something? Having difficulty staying focused?
If your answer is “yes” to one or more of the questions above, you may be among the 10 to 15 percent of adults over the age of