Each year, about 800,000 Americans suffer a stroke, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Of these individuals, 140,000 die, and many survivors are left with long-term complications and disabilities. “A stroke happens because blood flow in the brain is interrupted by a blood clot or a ruptured
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You probably first heard of mononucleosis, or “mono” for short, while you were still in high school. You may have never had it yourself, but perhaps you envied (just a little bit) your friends who got it, if only because they got to spend a few weeks at home while
Cystic fibrosis is a genetic or inherited disease of the mucus and sweat glands. It affects approximately 30,000 Americans, leading to chronic health problems and premature death. Advances in treatment, however, have dramatically improved outcomes in the past 20 years.
In people with cystic fibrosis, or CF, the mucus produced by
As you have learned in this report, prostate disease and treatments for prostate disease can cause troublesome symptoms, the most common of which are erectile dysfunction (ED) and urinary problems, including incontinence. These symptoms are not only inconvenient and unpleasant but they can also significantly interfere with everyday life and
If you’ve ever been feeling down and opted for a big bowl of ice cream or a little junk food binge to make you feel better, you may have been reaching for the wrong foods. While a sugary guilty pleasure may help in the moment, new research suggests that a
I can’t recall ever going to the movies with my family without buying a huge tub of hot, buttery popcorn. It’s the perfect companion to our favorite comedies, action flicks, and sob stories, and once you’ve had one handful, it’s hard to stop yourself from reaching for another. . .
It’s a question that should concern all women: “What is osteoporosis?” Yet it also should concern men, who may not be aware they also could be at risk for the disease.
What Is Osteoporosis? It Starts with an Imbalance
You may not realize that your bones—like all your body tissues—are metabolically active,
You may have heard the term scleroderma but what does it mean? The first half of the word has roots in the Greek word “skleros,” or “hard.” The second half of the word, “-derma,” means “skin.” According to the American College of Rheumatology, “Scleroderma (or systemic sclerosis) is an autoimmune
Q: What is CBD, and is it healthful?
A: Cannabidiol (CBD) is a non-psychoactive compound found in the Cannabis sativa plant. Hemp and marijuana both come from cannabis sativa, but they are very different due to decades of breeding. Most CBD comes from hemp, while tetrahydrocannabinol (the psychoactive compound THC) is
Research over the past few years has provided a much clearer understanding about how sugar should be treated as part of a diabetic or sugar-free diet. Even so, there are still misconceptions about what a sugar-free diet means, exactly. Type 1 diabetes is a disease in which the immune system attacks