Health Matters

  • 8 tips for staying heart-healthy at any age

    Nearly half of all adults in the United States have some type of heart disease, which can build slowly over time to cause health issues or lead to a cardiac event. Heart attacks and strokes, occurring as a result of cardiovascular disease, limit blood supply to the heart or brain. Cardiovascular disease is not an […]

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  • What to do about your osteoarthritis

    Arthritis, also known as osteoarthritis, is an extremely painful degenerative disease that affects the joints and incapacitates those who suffer from it. In the face of this disease, major advances are being promoted by governments and institutions of different countries through research of diagnosis and treatment of osteoarthritis symptoms. However, the approach to the disease […]

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  • Get a second opinion before you have an irreversible surgery

    Orthopedic conditions like arthritis, joint issues, back pain, and chronic pain affect an estimated 126.6 million Americans, twice the number of Americans living with chronic heart or lung conditions.1 Why are orthopedic conditions on the rise? With the advancements being made in healthcare technology, it’s surprising that the results of surgeries for orthopedic issues aren’t […]

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  • AIDS and HIV

    Basic causes and prevention Acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS), which is caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), has had a profound effect on global thinking about health and disease since it was first identified in the 1980s. HIV attacks the immune system, causing gradual damage that can lead to serious infections and cancers that […]

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  • Malignant neoplasms in the prostate

    Very common, but with high survival rates There were 1.3 million new prostate cancer cases in 2018,1 but the slow growth rate of the tumors (or “malignant neoplasms”) makes it a highly manageable illness. A malignant neoplasm is a cancerous tumor that grows in the prostate gland, a walnut-shaped male reproductive gland just below the […]

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  • Acquired deformities

    Not as common as they used to be An acquired deformity is a change in the normal size or shape of a body part as a result of an injury, infection, arthritis, or tumor. Common other causes of acquired deformities1 include: misaligned broken bones flattening of foot arches over time osteoarthritis (a disease that causes […]

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  • Easily misdiagnosed, MS occurs more often in women

    An unpredictable disease attacks the central nervous system Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an often disabling and unpredictable autoimmune disease of the central nervous system (CNS) that hinders the flow of information inside the brain and between the brain and the nerves of the body. Most diagnoses of MS occur in people between the ages of […]

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  • Alzheimer’s & dementia: Two conditions, equally challenging to diagnose

    Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia are common and preventable, but there is a great deal that is not known about them, making them very challenging to diagnose and treat. Alzheimer’s disease and dementia are often considered the same thing, when in fact there is a significant distinction between the two that can lead […]

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  • Avoiding colds and flu

    The best prevention tactics are the simplest Many of the best tactics for avoiding colds and flu are very simple and easy to do, but also very easy to forget. But with a little diligence, you can coast through the cold and flu season without finding yourself ill or bedridden. One of the most basic […]

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