Archive for July, 2018
Researchers found that teenagers who engaged in high-frequency use of various digital media activities were more likely to have symptoms of ADHD. While this is not conclusive, it raises questions about whether too much smartphone use can affect teens’ development and behavior.
The results of online searches on health topics vary greatly from state to state, even though common conditions occur everywhere.
Naloxone is an important tool in treating someone who has overdosed on opioids, but equally important is knowing CPR, which can keep blood flowing in a person who isn’t breathing until naloxone takes effect.
Too much fat around your middle increases the chance of a heart attack. Lifestyle changes and regular exercise will help you maintain a healthy weight, avoid or reduce belly fat, and lower your risk for heart disease.
A chemical produced during the process of roasting coffee is considered potentially harmful, but the amounts are small, and the potential health benefits of drinking coffee are likely to outweigh any potential risk.
Food additives and chemicals are common in all kinds of products, including packaging and personal care items, and pose greater risk to children than to adults. Simple steps to minimize exposure are sensible and do not require radical lifestyle changes.
Everyone experiences anxiety (and a certain amount can be beneficial), but some people’s anxiety levels are high enough to be considered a clinical disorder. If your feelings of anxiety are somewhere in the middle, there are strategies you can use to bring them down to a less distressing level.
Most people regularly exceed the recommended daily amount of sodium, but making some simple food substitutions in your regular eating habits can help you trim your salt intake.
Anyone who needs a knee or hip replacement wants to know if it will be permanent, or if the replacement will need to be replaced at some point. While this is impossible to predict, and many factors affect longevity of replacement joints, data from past surgeries can help give some idea of what a person can expect.
No one wants to be have to go to a hospital, but there are times when it’s unavoidable. Having some advance knowledge about the hospital experience may help you feel more comfortable in the event you or someone you know has to go to the ER or be admitted.