Your immune system is your body’s natural shield against illnesses. A robust immune system puts you in a better position to fight off harmful pathogens seeking to invade your body. However, when it is weak, you are prone to even the littlest of diseases. This is why you must take practical steps to boost your […]
Substance abuse is a health issue that has eaten deep into the fabric of American society. For context, as many as 19.3 million people aged 18 and above suffer from substance use disorder (SUD), according to the 2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH). Substance abuse continues to be a prevalent health problem, […]
Allergies happen when a person becomes hypersensitive to something in the environment. This causes their immune system to see the substance as harmful and therefore overreact to it. A physician may diagnose allergies following a skin test. Here are some myths that have developed regarding allergies as well as the truth to dispel them. Final […]
As part of your application to receive citizenship or a residency visa, the United States requires a general medical examination. So, suppose you are preparing to start life as an American citizen, you will need to know what immigration physicals are about and what is expected of you before the medical exam. What Does An […]
With confusion abounding about the symptoms and progression of the several strains of hepatitis, it is difficult to understand this medical condition. This article explains all you need to know about hepatitis A, B, and C in the simplest way possible.
Stress is one of the primary health issues today, with the American Psychological Association (APA) announcing that one-third of Americans are living with extreme stress, and nearly half of Americans (48 percent) believe that their stress has increased over the past five years. A hectic work schedule, family commitments, extracurricular activities, and a host of […]
We never know what tomorrow brings health-wise, this is why it is important to have a readily accessible medical cabinet in case of a medical emergency. From bruises to coughs and fever, a medical cabinet covers you against minor health issues that do not require a hospital visit. However, deciding on what to keep in […]
Many people know the signs and symptoms of diabetes but don’t realize that they could suffer from it. Information on diabetes is available everywhere, from TV commercials to billboards. However, it’s not always easy to know everything available about the disease. Diabetes can lead to many health problems; hence testing is important. Diabetes often develops […]
A sudden and scary medical situation can be confusing. You may not know whether to visit an urgent care center or go straight to the emergency room. In the past, if a person gets injured or ill after hours or on a weekend, the first option would be the emergency room. This usually results in […]
Don’t let pet, dust, mold, or pollen allergies make you miserable in your own home. If you have hay fever or allergic symptoms throughout the year, take steps to reduce allergens in your home.