This year, an estimated 800,000 people in the United States will suffer a stroke—some for the second or third time. Although 10 to 20 percent of strokes are fatal, seven million people in the United States are living proof that many survive the event. But these people are at greatly
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An estimated 1.3 million Americans are afflicted with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), and women are more than twice as likely as men to have the disease. RA is characterized by inflammation in the lining of the joints, which can lead to joint damage, chronic pain, and disability.
“RA is an autoimmune disease,
If you use an oral contraceptive, you may develop a vitamin B deficiency, one of the many side effects of birth control pills.
The Mediterranean diet, the name used loosely to describe the dietary habits of countries surrounding the Mediterranean Sea, including Greece, Spain, and Italy, is characterized by foods such as olive oil, fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds, fish and poultry, whole grains, minimal red and processed meat intake, low intake of
Researchers are exploring new approaches that are increasing scientific understanding of dementia with Lewy bodies (or DLB). In one study, the transplantation of stem cells into DLB-damaged areas of the brains of mice revitalized those regions and resulted in dramatic improvements in the animals’ cognitive and motor symptoms, raising hopes
When it comes to figuring out how to stop snoring, some desperate people may be willing to try anything—or suggest anything to their bedmates. There are no guarantees, of course, but you may find a snoring cure that works for you or your partner.
In some cases, losing weight can help
Grocery shopping can become a daunting task when you’re trying to select the healthiest foods. Many shoppers want to know how their foods are grown and raised, and plenty of food pack-ages carry labels that provide clues. But, labels can be confusing—and sometimes misleading. Here is a guide to some
Weighing in at about three pounds, your liver is the body’s second largest organ behind the skin. It is also one of our hardest-working organs. Some of its major jobs include breaking down fat in preparation for digestion and absorption, and processing blood that leaves the stomach and intestines.
Q: During the winter months, what is the best way to reduce the risk of hypothermia?
A: Hypothermia is a condition that occurs when your body temperature drops below 95°F because it loses heat faster that it can produce heat.
Most cases of hypothermia are triggered by outdoor temperatures below 59°F. If