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The Standard American Diet

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The Standard American Diet

We Americans indulge in the world’s worst eating habits. We eat out often. We get takeout because it’s easy and cheap. It’s no wonder we’re fat. Our food’s full of animal protein and grease, and its nutritional value is often close to zero. The standard American diet is more than 50 percent meat and dairy,…

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Things to Know to Control your High Cholesterol Today

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Many people who suffer from heart disease are unaware of this crucial fact until it is very nearly too late. If you have suspected that you may be exhibiting some of the symptoms of heart disease, don’t put off a checkup from your doctor simply because of budget concerns or general stubbornness. Heart disease and…

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6 Most Common Health Ailments in Men

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6 Most Common Health Ailments in Men

Health is such an important part of every individual’s life that it seems strange when people don’t seem to take it seriously until something goes wrong. Men sometimes just don’t seem to consider their health seriously enough. They are significantly less likely to seek help or an opinion from a medical professional than women, yet…

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Who Exactly is the Hospital’s Customer?

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Who Exactly is the Hospital's Customer?

Who Exactly is the Hospital’s Customer? Most people have a general understanding that the healthcare industry in the United States is a business. Forbes reports that for-profit hospitals in this country can make as much as 25 cents out of every dollar of patient revenue. And studies have shown that non-profit hospitals aren’t much different,…

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Get An Energy Boost From Sleep

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Get An Energy Boost From Sleep

Most people know how sleep is incredibly important for our immune system and even to our overall health, but most people also don’t realize how important the right amount of sleep is to keep our energy levels high. This doesn’t just mean getting enough sleep, this also means not getting too much sleep. Sleep is…

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Chest Pains? Pain Management Therapy Can Help!

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Chest Pains? Pain Management Therapy Can Help!

Pain Management: A Crucial Component of Managing Chest Pain Pain management is often thought to be secondary to true medical treatment. Pain is a common component of many ailments and those who suffer from chest problems will likely experience pain. However, researchers have recently noted that pain management itself appears to be a crucial component…

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Statin Side Effects And What You Can Do Reduce Them

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Statin Side Effects And What You Can Do Reduce Them

Side Effects Statin drugs are medications that are prescribed to treat high levels of cholesterol. Despite the fact that they do a good job at keeping your cholesterol in check, these drugs may have serious and even fatal side effects. In this post, we’ll take a look at the action of statin drugs on LDL…

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Is The Medicine I’m Taking Bad For Me – Stories Of Medication Gone Wrong

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Is The Medicine I'm Taking Bad For Me - Stories Of Medication Gone Wrong

Plants have long been used to heal the sick and cure pain. This was not done without side effects, however. Even cocaine was once hailed as a miracle painkiller before the detriment of the drug was discovered. The makers of Vioxx, Fen-Phen and Thalidomide are only a handful of companies whose “miracle drugs” were pulled…

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Steps to Take If You Have Deep Vein Thrombosis

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Steps to Take If You Have Deep Vein Thrombosis

  Dealing with blood clots in the vein is a scary thing. This typically occurs when the blood thickens and clumps up together. This is probably one of the most painful experiences anyone can have – but it doesn’t have to be that way. Getting ahead of the problem is essential, or at the very…

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Understanding Critical Illness Cover

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Understanding Critical Illness Cover

Many of us have experienced or will know someone affected by a critical illness such as cancer or heart diseases. One in three people will develop some type of cancer in their lifetime and according to information there more than 200 types of cancer. You are four times more likely to suffer a serious illness…

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