Ideally, many people barely notice their hearts beating, which is natural. However, any noticeable change in the heartbeat should be concerning, be it slow or fast. Chances are, you're experiencing what's usually known as "heart palpitations," a term for feeling your heart is beating hard, fast or erratically. Although heart palpitations can be worrisome, they are usually harmless. In rare cases, they can be a symptom of a more serious heart condition, such as an irregular heartbeat … [Read more...] about Heart Palpitations: When To Visit The ER
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Tuberculosis is not a disease that we hear much about in modern times. On March 24, 1882, Dr. Robert Koch announced the discovery of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the bacteria that causes tuberculosis (TB). During this time, TB killed one out of every seven people living in the United States and Europe. Dr. Koch’s discovery was the most important step taken toward the control and elimination of this deadly disease. A century later, March 24 was designated World TB Day: a day to educate the public … [Read more...] about Who Should Get a TB Test and Why?
Diabetes is a common chronic medical condition that affects how your body turns food into energy. It occurs when there is an excess of glucose (sugar) in your body. People diagnosed with diabetes either don’t produce enough insulin or the insulin they produce does not get optimally used as required by the body. In both conditions, there is excessive sugar getting stored in the bloodstream which eventually causes serious related health problems. Sadly, diabetes is increasing at an alarming … [Read more...] about Signs You May Have Diabetes
Our blood has a very important job to do. It’s a seamless transport throughout our body of the things we need to stay alive - oxygen, white blood cells that fight disease, nutrition and more. When we cut ourselves, our blood coagulates, or clots to prevent total blood loss. Our blood is often taken for granted. We really don’t have to think about it until something like a cut or injury happens. A sizable number of lives are affected by a lack of awareness. Statistics reflect that: As … [Read more...] about Signs and Symptoms of Blood Clots
A lot of poisoning happens in the home and office, and it is crucial to adopt simple ways of avoiding it from happening. There are lots of items that can cause poisoning, which include medication, makeup items, care products, fertilizers, chemicals, alcohol, cleaning products, and lots more. It is important to prevent poisoning from occurring and here are the major reasons More than 90 percent of poisonings occur in the home.It doesn’t matter a person’s age or career anyone can be … [Read more...] about Top Ways To Prevent Poisoning
National Traumatic Brain Injury Awareness Month For decades, the Brain Injury Association of America has raised consciousness in observing Brain Injury Awareness Month by conducting an engaging public campaign each March. The current campaign we’re observing is “CHANGE YOUR MIND” (BIAA 2020). If we talk about the facts according to a report by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, traumatic brain injuries accounted for nearly 2.2 million emergency department visits, 280,000 … [Read more...] about Traumatic Brain Injury
While Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a serious and debilitating disease; however, many individuals live full lives after diagnosis. Symptoms can come on suddenly and be extremely scary. This video from the National MS Society gives us a glimpse of how MS affects our health and lives. The big take-away from the video is that you are not alone with the disease, giving hope to those who have been diagnosed or who suspect they are having MS symptoms. What is Multiple Sclerosis? Multiple … [Read more...] about Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms
How to Identify Arthritis Symptoms Worthy of an ER Visit Arthritis is a common malady. Nearly 50 million adults in the United States suffer from arthritis. However, do you know arthritis is not a single disease? It is a way of referring to joint pain or joint disease. There are more than 100 types of arthritis and related conditions, and people of all ages can and do have arthritis. Generally, we define arthritis as joints disease, which includes swelling, pain, stiffness, and … [Read more...] about Arthritis Symptoms Worthy Of An ER Visit
Substance abuse is a major problem around the world, and addiction is causing a lot of havoc for both men and women alike. Drug abuse has serious consequences on the physical life of people, including their mental health. Here are a few facts about alcohol and drug use. Alcohol and drugs affect your brain The human brain physically adapts to their environment; that is why humans perform better at whatever we do. When you continuously take alcohol, the brain interprets it as a new … [Read more...] about Drug And Alcohol Facts