Cold weather and limited daylight hours can bring on feelings of sadness and depression known as Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). While you may be tempted to write it off as the “winter blues,” feelings of depression should not be ignored. Talk to your doctor if you’re feeling any of these symptoms this season.
Most toys are fun to play with, but some of them can be dangerous if proper precautions are not taken. A study published in 2014 reported that a child goes to the emergency room every three minutes due to a toy-related injury – mainly from ride-on toys such as scooters or skateboards.
Staying on track with your health goals can be a real challenge during the holiday season. If the short days and frigid temperatures didn’t kill all of your motivation, those office potluck parties and all-you-can-eat get-togethers make it tough to stay focused on your regular routine.
Although the risk factors of lung cancer are well-documented, it remains the second-most common type of cancer in both men and women, not including skin cancer. November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month, making it an opportune time to learn more about the disease and reducing your risk of developing it. Skin cancer notwithstanding, lung cancer
Because diabetes can affect a number of major organs within the body, it’s important to understand what the chronic disease is and what can be done to prevent it. Diabetes – the seventh-leading cause of death in America – is a disease affecting how the body turns food into energy.
October’s designation as National Physical Therapy Month serves as the perfect time to raise awareness about using physical therapy in place of opioids as a method of treating chronic pain conditions. The American Physical Therapy Association states that a physical therapist is a licensed health care professional who are able to assist patients with pain
Some drug prices should be lower for patients following recent changes to physician-administered and Part B medications. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced in August that Medicare Advantage (MA) plans will have the ability to use step therapy for these prescriptions in a manner that serves to reduce costs and improves care
Aging is inevitable. Staying healthy while aging may not be, but it is definitely possible with some effort. September is Healthy Aging Month, an opportune time to improve your health as you grow older. The month, in its second decade of existence, focuses on the many ways we can celebrate healthy living throughout the second
September’s designation as National Childhood Obesity Month is a time to address the growing health epidemic in America and what can be done to address the problem. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one in six American children are obese. Being overweight can create a variety of health conditions in youth