What Is Heart Disease? Heart disease is a broad term that healthcare professionals use as a general description of someone whose heart isn’t functioning as it should be, or “normally”. Congenital Heart Disease When you’re born with heart disease the medical term for this is “congenital” heart disease, it means that you were born with… Continue Reading ›

Teens And Cigarette Smoking Just when it appears that we’re finally making some measurable headway in reducing the number of young people that smoke cigarettes in the United States along comes E-Cigarettes. Despite the claim that e-cigarettes will steer kids away from cigarette smoking, a new NIH (National Institutes of Health) funded study indicates that… Continue Reading ›

It’s Not Too Late To Prevent The Flu Or Lessen It’s Symptoms It may be nearing the end of March, but unfortunately, the flu season is still marching on. People tend to think that by the end of daylight savings time that flu season is over; only to be struck down with this serious, even… Continue Reading ›

Nobody likes pain, but in a way pain can help us. Pain can alert you that there is something wrong with your body, prompting a doctor or hospital visit that can provide medical diagnosis, treatment recommendations, and possibly relief from the pain. Unfortunately for some people there is no relief from the pain. People suffering… Continue Reading ›

Everyone knows that smoking is hazardous to “your” health. And most people know that the second-hand smoke that is emitted in the air by a smoker’s lit cigarette and their exhalations of smoke has been shown to cause asthma, bronchitis, emphysema, lung cancer and other serious long-term diseases to the people around the smoker who… Continue Reading ›

The Zika Virus is still spreading across Central and South America and into Mexico. Most recently, it has made its way to the U.S., first by hitting the territory of Puerto Rico, and then to the contiguous states through Florida. Without a vaccine or course of treatment, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC),… Continue Reading ›

The Mosquito Repellent Guide: The World Health Organization has declared the Zika virus an international public health emergency due to its relation to birth defects. Dengue is also a concern in the Gulf Coast states of Florida and Texas as well as Hawaii for its role in increasing chronic kidney disease. The U.S. Virgin Islands,… Continue Reading ›

The New Concerns About the Zika Virus for Men A recent research study, funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), was published that reported the effects of the Zika virus on male mice’s reproductive abilities. The results of the study found that the virus may produce a marked reduction in the sperm count of… Continue Reading ›

What Dangers Can the Zika Virus Present For Seniors We all know that Zika has an affect on pregnant women and men and women looking to get pregnant soon, but how does it affect other demographics like the senior citizen population. Should older adults be worried about Zika too? How Do I Get The Zika… Continue Reading ›

Introduction The Zika virus initially was thought to be a relatively harmless illness until a connection between Zika virus in pregnant women and child born with severe defects, microcephaly, and a notable rise in a somewhat rare neurological illness Gillian Barre syndrome became apparent. The first case of the Zika virus detected in humans was… Continue Reading ›