Making strong choices every day
They say “you are what you eat,” but you’re actually the result of many things. The exercise and rest you get. What you drink and what you breathe. Even your genes and the company you keep. It all contributes to your physical, mental, social, and spiritual wellbeing.
You may also be managing the health of your family-a big and potentially rewarding responsibility. Read on and discover ways for living a good life together. Enjoy the best “you” you all can be.
How to Manage or Prevent Gallstones Through Diet and Nutrition
Gallstones, while generally harmless, can lead to painful and even dangerous complications if left untreated. According to the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA), about 10 to 15 percent of the U.S. population experiences gallstone disease, with almost a million new cases diagnosed in the U.S. each year. With such a significant percentage of people likely to experience a gallstone in their lives, it's critical to parse out how and why these stones form and how best to prevent their formation.
Chronic Diarrhea: How Often Is Too Often?
Chronic diarrhea may be an unpleasant experience and topic of discussion, but the condition is fairly common. It affects 5 percent of the U.S. population at any given time, according to the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA). Diarrhea isn't always symptomatic of a serious condition, but diarrhea that lasts too long can be more harmful and may lead your doctor to diagnose other health problems.
Internal Medicine vs. Family Medicine: Knowing the Difference
There are a good number of medical specialties, ranging from physicians who specialize in mental health to those who focus on research or perform surgery. Depending on your situation, the type of doctors you see can vary significantly throughout your life, and it's not unusual to only see a specialist once or twice before your health issue is resolved or cured.
Pain Management 101: What You Need to Know
Almost everyone has experienced pain in some form, such as a headache or stubbed toe. There are many different types of pain and many ways to treat them, but it may be difficult to know which treatments to try or how to keep the pain at bay. Fortunately, pain management can offer relief.
How to Treat Food Poisoning
Most people will deal with food poisoning at some point in their lives. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an average of 48 million people are impacted by some form of foodborne illness, and roughly 3,000 people die from the condition, annually. So, while it's often treatable with at-home remedies, it can be more serious than initially thought. But where's the line? When can you treat your symptoms at home and when should you see your doctor?