When it comes to the fear factor, breast cancer has a clear edge. Most women are terrified of the disease—and rightly so, since it kills 41,000 U.S. women every year. Lung cancer—another feared disease—claims more than 70,000 women every year. Yet heart disease kills 292,000 women a year, which makes
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Chronic pain can diminish your quality of life and limit your ability to perform daily activities, whether it’s a result of surgery, a compressed disc, arthritis, or some other cause.
Unfortunately, too many women aren’t getting the help they need to manage their pain. According to a report issued earlier this
Only One in 10 Heart Failure Patients Referred for Cardiac Rehab
Despite the proven effectiveness of cardiac rehabilitation to help individuals recovering from heart attacks or coping with other cardiovascular challenges, relatively few eligible patients complete the programs. And, a recent study published in the Journal of the American College of
Although acute inflammation is uncomfortable—red, hot, swollen, and painful—it is an essential response of your immune system. Inflammation is your body’s first attempt to protect itself from foreign invaders and hostile environments, and the symptoms usually last just a few days.
However, chronic inflammation can last for months or years. It
What is functional medicine? Why does it work so well? Should you seek out a functional medicine practitioner for your specific health challenge? If so, how you can find a doctor who practices functional medicine?