Until recently, the term “chronic obstructive pulmonary disease” (COPD) was used to describe two conditions—emphysema and chronic bronchitis—that make it difficult to breathe in and out. In 2017, the Global Initiative on Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) updated its census report on the diagnosis, prevention, and management of COPD to reflect
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Do people often ask you if you’re tired or recovering from a late night, even when you’re well-rested? You may have a case of chronic eye bags—persistent bagginess or drooping under the eyes. And let’s not sugarcoat it: Bags under eyes make you look a bit longer in the tooth.
Chronic diseases such as heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, and diabetes represent a major health problem in the United States. They account for approximately 86 percent of all healthcare costs and are frequently associated with a significant reduc-tion in quality of life. The CDC reports that roughly half of
Here’s a number to think about: 37.2 trillion. That’s not the dollar amount of the U.S. national debt, nor is it the number of people living on planet Earth. It’s an estimate of the number of cells that comprise the human body. It also represents 37.2 trillion places in your
Resveratrol is marketed as a magic bullet that can help aid weight loss, delay aging, and help protect you against cancer and heart disease. But what exactly is resveratrol—and should you be consuming more of it?
What Is Resveratrol?
Reseveratrol is a naturally occurring compound found in grapes, red wine, purple grape
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) used to describe two conditions—emphysema and chronic bronchitis—that make it difficult to breathe in and out. Today, COPD is simply described as a disease characterized by chronic airflow limitation caused by small airway disease and/or destruction of the lung tissues involved in exchanging oxygen for
What is COPD? It stands for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and it typically describes two conditions: emphysema and chronic bronchitis. Some people suffer from just one of these conditions, but most people with COPD have both—and both can seriously affect your lungs. In fact, COPD is one of the most
The lungs. The throat. The bladder. The pancreas. These are just a few of the areas of your body where smoking-related cancers can develop. Smoking also is a major contributor to the more than 48,000 cases of mouth cancer diagnosed in Americans each year.
Fortunately, avoiding smoking and other tobacco use
Address Vision Problems to Minimize Their Effects on Mental Acuity
One in every 13 people over the age of 65 has some type of visual impairment, and this weakening of a vital sensory input is linked with important effects on brain function, such as declines in cognitive ability and memory.