Archive for December, 2017
If you are interested in returning to a workout routine after being away from it for an extended period of time, it’s very easy to injure yourself. In order to avoid this, get your doctor’s approval and gear your activity to your current level of fitness.
When you visit your primary care doctor, you should feel that the advice and recommendations you receive are specific to your personal circumstances. If you think your doctor is not paying enough attention to you as an individual, your doctor-patient relationship may need a checkup.
An analysis of overdose deaths in the United States from 2000 to 2015 showed differences in death rates between racial and ethnic groups, and serves as a reminder that different parts of the population have been affected by the opioid epidemic in different ways, and treatment initiatives should reflect these variables.
Adding elements of competition and team involvement to fitness activities can make them more enjoyable, and can make people more likely to meet their exercise goals.
If you want to keep your New Year’s resolutions, you need to approach them as a process of behavior change, make your goals realistic, and have a specific plan for how you will reach them.
As the number of people with diabetes continues to climb, the problem is especially acute for members of many ethnic and racial minority communities. Greater awareness of this situation is required to bring improved care and treatment to everyone who needs it.
El número de personas con diabetes y sus complicaciones sigue en aumento, particularmente en las minorías étnicas/raciales. Hace falta más conciencia de la naturaleza de este problema para mejorar los servicios de salud que se ofrecen a estos grupos.
As much fun as the holiday season can be, it’s also stressful for many people, and some find it difficult to feel joyful. Taking time amidst the rush to focus on your own feelings and needs can help relieve some of the stress and make the season more pleasant.
Precision medicine is an approach to fighting certain types of cancer that considers a person’s family history, environment, and health habits, along with genetic testing, to predict which medication will provide the most effective treatment.
While the holiday season is a time of festivities and reconnecting with family, for people in recovery from substance use disorders, these specific situations and events can be especially stressful. For them it’s crucial to plan ahead and to make sure recovery remains the priority at all times.