Health and Wellness
Nicotine in cigarettes makes them highly addicting. Despite the fact that everyone knows cigarettes lead to lung cancer, severe lung disease, heart attacks and stroke, a large number of those who do smoke are unable to quit no matter how hard they try.
Jody Sims chronicles her struggles with cancer through art.
What does this lack of sleep mean for our health?
Most Americans should request additional tests, beyond standard blood work, at their next physical. Here are five supplementary health tests to ask for at your next doctor’s visit.
Millions of Americans suffer from chronic pain. This means their pain has lasted several months or longer. Because of this, many doctors think of chronic pain as a complex condition that is believed to be made worse by environmental and psychological factors.
You may be asking yourself, why would a woman’s magazine be discussing men’s health? The answer to that is simple. For one, June is “Men’s Health” month. And secondly, the women in a man’s life play critical roles in improving the state of a man’s health.
You have probably heard others discuss the future of nursing, particularly the growing need for nurses to meet the needs of an aging population. But what are some of the challenges facing nurses, nursing students and education as we move forward to meet these changing societal needs in health care?
Most of us have heard the phrase, “The eyes are the window to your soul,” but in reality, your eyes may actually be the windows to your overall health. And yet, the health of eyes is still something that most of us tend to ignore. Unless we are having some type of vision problem, we do not regularly visit the eye doctor. We tend to think of vision problems as something that will occur as we age; however, vision problems can occur at any age, from infants to seniors, and often without symptoms.
Surprising facts show that certain kinds of exercise not only build muscles, strength and endurance. They also cause brain growth and make you smarter.
You don't have to be a boxer to enjoy these shadow boxing, speed bag routines and heavy punching bag exercises as part of your leisure fitness regimen.
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When asked about the future of health care, Mark Lodes, M.D., chief medical officer of Froedtert and The Medical College of Wisconsin Clinical Practice Group, said, “I think health care is increasingly moving toward providing better health care for the population.
Women are, and have been, the major coordinators of the family’s health and wellness; they are often the link to the health care system for their families. Many women also assume the role as caregivers for their families, themselves and relatives who are sick, disabled or elderly.
Be kind to your feet. Years of wear and tear can be hard on them. So can disease, bad circulation, poorly trimmed toenails, and wearing shoes that don’t fit. Foot problems are sometimes the first sign of more serious medical conditions such as arthritis, diabetes and nerve or circulatory disorders.
Vitamins and supplements are made differently and for different reasons. Knowing which will work for you could mean good health or an adverse health reaction.