November 22, 2022

How to improve lung health after quitting smoking

Cigarette smoking is the leading cause of preventable disease, disability and death in the United States. It accounts for more than 480,000 deaths each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Approximately 30.8 million adults in the U.S. currently smoke cigarettes, and more than 16 million live with a smoking-related disease. […]

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November 14, 2022

How many types of diabetes are there?

How many types of diabetes are there? The answer is more complicated than you might think. Although there are three main types of diabetes – Type 1, Type 2 and gestational diabetes – the lines between these are blurring as doctors learn more about the disease and how it affects people at different stages of […]

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November 2, 2022

3 healthy Thanksgiving recipes guests will love

For many families, Thanksgiving is known for its casserole, desserts and, of course, turkey – sometimes deep-fried. But with a table full of temptations, it can be hard to stick to the everyday nutrition that doctors advise. Fortunately, there are many healthy and delicious Thanksgiving recipes. Home cooks and professional chefs alike have mastered the […]

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October 24, 2022

What are the warning signs of a stroke?

Stroke is a leading cause of death in the United States and a leading cause of long-term disability. While the risk of stroke increases with age, one can occur at any age. Globally, 1 in 4 adults over age 25 will have a stroke in their lifetime, and approximately 14.5 million people worldwide will have […]

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October 11, 2022

How to familiarize yourself with your breasts through a self-exam

Breast cancer is the second most common cancer among women in the United States, and the second leading cause of cancer death in women after lung cancer, according to the American Cancer Society. Fortunately, there are better treatment options and a greater chance of survival if breast cancer is detected at an early stage. Women […]

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October 6, 2022

5 foods that help fight depression

You may already know about the many benefits of a well-balanced diet for your heart, bones and muscles — but did you know you can also eat for your mind? Given the known links between mental and physical health, food can have a sizable impact on both physical and emotional feelings and functions. While nutrition […]

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September 1, 2022

When to visit the emergency room for an allergic reaction

What are the different types of allergic reactions? “An allergic reaction is a hypersensitive reaction that your immune system has to a certain substance,” says Dr. Josephin Mathai, medical director of the emergency department at HCA Florida St. Lucie Hospital. “Every person can have a different trigger, and the level of reaction you have is […]

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September 1, 2022

Types of suicide prevention: What they are and how to get help

What are the warning signs of suicidal behavior? There are several warning signs that someone may be considering suicide. “The first two are helplessness and hopelessness, as if their life doesn’t have meaning, or what they do doesn’t make a difference,” says Dr. Frank Drummond, national medical director for Behavioral Health at HCA Healthcare. “You […]

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September 1, 2022

How to prevent sepsis: 5 actions you can take to reduce your risk

What is sepsis? Sepsis is a potentially life-threatening and life-altering system response to infection, Dr. Guy explains. “It causes an exaggerated immune response that can end up damaging key organs like the heart, lungs and kidneys, and potentially lead to death.” He compares sepsis to an ember that sparks from a small campfire, suddenly threatening […]

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