common health problems

Bladder Control Begins with Behavior Modification

If you've experienced urinary incontinence, you know all about bladder control—or a lack thereof. It's when you leak urine involuntarily while coughing or sneezing and/or you are unable to get to the bathroom before urine is released. A study published in Reviews in Urology stated that incontinence can become a … Read More

Hearing Aids: Find the Right Ones for Your Ears

Hearing aids are expensive (average cost: $4,700 for two—and HealthyHearing.com says as much as $4,000 each), they require a prescription, and they're not covered by Medicare. If a commercial insurance plan covers anything, it’s usually the hearing exam and maybe a small portion of low-end hearing aids. Many people don’t … Read More

Most Common Health Problems in Elderly People

Certain conditions or disorders can develop as we age that impact our quality of life and ability to live independently. Here, we take a look at the most common health problems in elderly people—conditions always worth monitoring. Osteoarthritis: Sometimes called "wear and tear" arthritis, osteoarthritis is characterized by a loss … Read More

6 Worst Trans Fat Foods You Commonly Consume

With the FDA’s recent proposal that trans fats be removed from the “Generally Recognized as Safe” list, the use of partially hydrogenated oils in processed foods may finally come to an end. But even with this new proposal, the end of trans fats in the food supply isn’t likely to … Read More

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