KIDNEY CARE

Can a Supplement Help Your Kidney Stones? 

Researchers have found a potential supplement and cause.

CANCER CARE

Alcohol Is Linked to Cancer 

If cancer runs in your family, be especially careful not to over-imbibe.

Cervical Cancer Risk Assessment

Cervical cancer was once one of the most common causes of cancer death among women in the United States, but today many cases of cervical cancer are prevented through widespread use of the Pap test.

Two vaccines are also available to prevent infection by certain strains of human papillomavirus (HPV), a major cause of cervical cancer. The vaccines are approved for females (and males) ages 9 to 26.

According to the American Cancer Society (ACS), cervical cancer tends to develop in midlife; most women are diagnosed with cervical cancer before the age of 50; about 20 percent are older than 65. Early cervical cancer and precancerous conditions of the cervix have no symptoms. This assessment will help you determine your relative risk for cervical cancer. This assessment is valid for women between the ages of 21 and 69 who have had sexual intercourse at least once and who have not had a hysterectomy with removal of the cervix.

How old were you when you first had sexual intercourse?
Have you had sexual intercourse with more than one partner?
When was your last Pap test?
Do you have a family history (mother or sisters) of cervical cancer or cervical dysplasia?
Please check the box if you ever been diagnosed with:
Do you smoke?
Do you eat two or more cups of fruits and vegetables on most days?

DIABETES CARE

Lower Your Blood Sugar Naturally 

You can reverse prediabetes by changing your diet and lifestyle.

CHILDREN AND TEEN CARE

Bedwetting (Nocturnal Enuresis) Is Common  

Nocturnal enuresis tends to decrease as a child’s body grows, but until then they need emotional support.

CHILDREN AND TEEN CARE

How to Tell If Your Child Has a Concussion 

Head injuries in children can be dangerous if left undiagnosed, and many are underreported.

ASTHMA, ALLERGY AND COPD CARE

Gluten Allergy 

Three types of gluten allergies and how you can manage them.

DIGESTIVE CARE

Coping with Inflammatory Bowel Disease 

How to stop symptoms, and take back control of your life.

PAIN CARE

Opioids Aren’t the Only Answer for Your Pain 

Don’t miss out on alternatives to treat your chronic pain.

HEART CARE

Give Your Heart Some TLC with this Cholesterol-Lowering Diet 

The Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes (TLC) Diet is endorsed by the American Heart Association.

WOMEN'S CARE

Osteoporosis and Soda 

Studies surface from time-to-time that carbonated beverages cause osteoporosis, but are they true? (Hint: It’s the caffeine.)

EYE CARE

Bifocal Glasses May Increase Your Risk of Falls 

Wearing bifocal or multifocal glasses while walking — and looking too far ahead of where you are stepping — may cause potentially serious falls.

COLD AND FLU CARE

Bronchitis Symptoms 

Bronchitis is one of the most common respiratory illnesses

What Do You Know About Anemia?

Anemia is a condition that affects the number of red blood cells in your body. A number of medical diseases and conditions can cause anemia. Find out more by taking the following quiz.

1. Anemia is a common condition. What happens when a person has anemia?
2. What is the most common cause of anemia?
3. Which of these groups is the most likely to experience anemia?
4. How does anemia affect the body?
5. A deficiency of which of these will result in abnormally large red blood cells and a condition called megaloblastic anemia?
6. Which of these are signs of anemia?
7. How does iron-deficiency anemia affect teenagers?
8. Iron-deficiency anemia can cause pica, a rare condition in which a person craves eating nonfood items. Which of these would he or she eat?
9. Anemia can contribute to which of these among older adults?