An Alzheimer’s diagnosis can be devastating for the patient and their family. If someone you love is dealing with Alzheimer’s Disease or another form of dementia, there are a few things that can be done to provide the support that is needed. Not only is a good care plan essential for the individual, but it […]
Summer is here! This season signals a time for outdoor fun and leisure, but anyone who’s lived here for even one summer knows the heat can be outrageous. The combination of temperature and humidity are enough to make the most seasoned Floridian pause.
Heatstroke is a serious concern when we get in the midst of Florida’s […]
While the peak of flu season has passed, the Florida Department of Health is reporting most counties in the state continued to report mild influenza activity in week 14 of 2019, with seven counties reported moderate influenza activity.
What is the flu?
The flu (influenza) is a contagious respiratory infection caused by viruses that infect the nose, […]
When you get vaccinated against an infectious disease like mumps or measles, you are being immunized against this disease. Vaccines contain agents resembling microorganisms causing disease. However, these agents are not infectious. Instead, they are killed or weakened types of a specific microorganism that stimulate the immune system in a way that immunizes you against […]
Our bodies transport sugar from food through the bloodstream to individual cells. Through a complicated process involving the hormone, insulin, the body converts sugar into energy. Individuals with diabetes, however, cannot regulate and convert sugar (glucose) into energy in a normal manner. As a result, individuals with diabetes must take other measures to manage their […]
Our bodies are mostly water. Though the exact percentage varies between men, women, and children, all of our bodies are, in fact, comprised of well over fifty percent water. We are not only made of water, but our many parts and cells require water to function. So, it comes as no surprise that dehydration would […]
The American Cancer Society and doctors all over always promote and recommend regular wellness checks in order to increase the chances of disease prevention and/or early detection of diseases such as cancer, which has much higher survival rates with early diagnosis and treatment. Similar to mole screenings which check for cancerous or precancerous melanoma and […]
Sadly, the occurrence of diabetes in the U.S. has been on the rise since the 1970s. While researchers try to trace the causes, one thing is certain, if you have it, you are at risk of some serious complications that can spin off many other health issues before you even know you have the disease.
Nowadays, every time you look around it seems like people spend most of their day glued to their phones texting, playing games, surfing the Internet, and posting on social media. This smartphone dependent era we live in has caused many people to believe advances in technology have only resulted in bad things, such as leading […]
Your brain is in control of all of your thoughts and movements. It is what tells you to get up out of bed in the morning and to lift that cup of coffee to your lips. So many of our daily activities and actions are ruled by our brain that it seems as though it […]