Fibroids are increasingly common and are one of the leading causes for hysterectomies. According to Medical News Today, fibroids can affect at least 20% of all women at some point in their lives. While the cause for fibroids is not fully understood, lifestyle factors such as diet, physical activity, and mental status may pay a role in a woman’s chances for developing them1. With this in mind, … Read the rest »
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According to the American Macular Degeneration Foundation (AMDF), macular degeneration affects more than 10 million Americans and is the leading cause of vision loss. While it’s irreversible and has no cure, there are some ways to slow the progression of advanced stages of this disease. Take a look at some of best macular degeneration supplements that could make a difference.
What is Macular Degeneration?
Macular degeneration is an eye disease … Read the rest »
Vascular dementia is the second most common type of dementia after Alzheimer’s disease. According to Dementia Care Central, approximately 1.5% of the population in Western countries has this type of dementia. Like other types, vascular dementia is progressive. To learn about the causes, treatments, prevention, and 7 stages of vascular dementia, keep reading below.
What is Vascular Dementia?
Vascular dementia is a cognitive disorder that affects reasoning, planning, judgment, … Read the rest »
According to the Arthritis Foundation, approximately 1.5 million people in the United States alone have rheumatoid arthritis. With this disease affecting so many people, it’s natural to question whether or not it’s genetic. So, is rheumatoid arthritis hereditary? Keep reading to learn more.
What is Rheumatoid Arthritis?
Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disease that primarily affects the joints. The body’s immune system attacks the lining in your joints … Read the rest »
Let’s face it, prescriptions can be expensive. That’s why it’s understandable why anyone would be reluctant to toss medications if they’re past the expiration date. So, the question is: how long are antibiotics good for? And can you take expired antibiotics? Keep reading to find out.
What Does the Expiration Date Represent?
Like food and beverage products, prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) drugs have expiration dates. Unlike food and beverage products, … Read the rest »
Aleve vs Ibuprofen. What exactly is the difference between these two temporary pain relief drugs? Keep reading to find out about their differences and similarities.
Aleve vs Ibuprofen: What Are They, Exactly?
Aleve is a temporary pain relief brand name drug which has naproxen as its active ingredient. Ibuprofen is the active ingredient in over-the-counter temporary relief drugs like Advil and Motrin.
While the active ingredients for Aleve vs Advil … Read the rest »
What is shingles? Who can get it? And for how long does the shingles vaccine last? You have questions, we have answers. Keep reading below!
What is Shingles?
Shingles is a viral infection of a nerve and the area of skin connected to that nerve. It’s caused by the varicella-zoster virus which is the same virus that causes chickenpox.
Common symptoms of shingles include severe pain and a red rash … Read the rest »