Alzheimer’s is the 6th leading cause of death in the United States. It actually kills more people than breast cancer and prostate cancer combined Instead of putting the focus on preventing Alzheimer’s, the medical community puts emphasis on slowing the progression of the disease after onset with drugs and therapy. However, if you truly understand dementia,… Continue reading Prevention: Alzheimer and Dementia
New research has found electronic cigarettes to contain even 10 times more cancer causing ingredients than the tobacco products they are supposed to save us from. E-cigarettes are meant to replace a dangerous and life destroying habit, but they turned out to be far more dangerous. But why wasn’t there any research prior to their… Continue reading E-Cigarettes, Healthy Alternate? Think Again…
A practice in which a substance is burned and the resulting smoke breathed in to be tasted and absorbed into the bloodstream. It has very few benefits and generally has negative health effects, because smoke inhalation inherently poses challenges to various physiologic processes such as respiration. Diseases related to tobacco smoking have been shown to kill approximately half of long-term smokers when compared to average mortality rates faced by non-smokers. A 2007 report states that each year, about 4.9 million people worldwide die as a result of smoking. One might wonder... "Is it worth it?" Here you will find its risks, guide for quitting, and recovery.
Heart attacks are the type of condition that comes without an announcement, so many people get struck with it when they are alone and have to struggle without any help.
Pain, by definition, is your body's way of telling you that something is wrong. When it comes to back pain, the root cause might be pretty obvious—maybe you were recently in a car accident or lifted a box that was way too heavy—or it might seem like a total mystery. But if you dig a little you can often sort it out, and doing so could be crucial to getting you on the road to recovery.
With people consuming this large amount of soft drinks each year, it becomes important to evaluate how soft drinks can influence a person’s health. With a little research, it becomes clear that even moderate consumption of soda can be dangerous.
Elvin Adams, M.D., M.P.H., is an associate director of the Department of Health and Temperance.