Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) or more commonly known as prostate enlargement effects nearly 50% of men by time they reach their mid 50s and 80% of men in their 80s. Enlargement of the prostate can lead to a host of bothersome urinary symptoms including weak stream, straining to urinate, increased urinary frequency, sudden urges to urinate, nighttime urination, and incomplete bladder emptying. These symptoms can severely impact a man’s quality of life.
Those sniffling noses and itchy eyes aren’t just annoyances. An estimated 50 million Americans grapple with allergies each year, making it the sixth leading cause of chronic illness in the U.S. Don’t let allergies get the best of you. Relief starts with a better understanding of this common condition and how to treat it.
Naturally Beneficial: Breastfeeding Still Healthiest Choice for Baby
Good job, moms! The latest statistics from the Centers for Disease Control show that four out of five (83.2 percent) infants born in 2015 started out breastfeeding and over half (57.6 percent) were still breastfeeding at six months.
It’s true what they say about kids - they do grow up fast. In a brief span of time, babies learn to walk, talk, eat, play and interact with others. Meanwhile, the body develops seemingly at warp speed. Never again will your little one undergo so many changes in such a short amount of time. Think of well-child visits as essential pit stops on this momentous journey. Usually parents are reminded as these are the times at which immunizations are given, but there’s much more. With each visit, you and your care provider will track and discuss your child’s physical, cognitive, emotional and social growth - and address any issues as they develop.
he dictionary definition of ergonomics is “designing a job to fit the worker so the work is safer, more efficient, and more productive”. These same principles are important in every part of our lives! People come in different shapes and sizes - if you have needed to adjust the seat and mirrors getting into a vehicle (after another driver) you have applied ergonomic principles.
Everywhere you go you see people on their phones, iPads, iPods, laptops, watches, or whatever they choose to use to connect to others through social media. Connecting to others is a healthy and vital activity plus social media has been proven to release dopamine in the brain. Dopamine is known as the “happy hormone” which is responsible for our feelings of pleasure and it motivates us to do more of what we love. Sounds all good, right? Well, there are many studies out there which talk about the negative effects on mental and physical health from engaging in social media. Feelings of isolation, jealousy, envy, sadness, and low self-esteem can stem from comparing ourselves to others. Sitting for long periods of time is linked to conditions such as obesity, heart disease, diabetes, cancers, breathing problems, digestive problems and other diseases. By sitting for more than two hours at a time, you increase your risk in higher blood pressure, higher levels of blood sugars, excess body fat, higher cholesterol levels, ulcers, and the list goes on and on.
Almost everyone can relate to a restless night of sleep and have experienced the unpleasant next day consequences. Fortunately, most people experience sleepless nights less frequently. For many individuals, a sleepless night can often be associated with a stressful period in their life and can easily be connected to why sleep was affected in the first place. Sleeping better after losing sleep for a night or two, feels refreshing and represents a return to normal sleep.
Why are so many vaccines given at once and is this dangerous?
Each vaccine contains a very small particle or antigen from a specific virus or bacteria. We know that germs are all around us. A simple outing to the store, church, or park can expose a child to more antigens than they get in the entire vaccine series. Plus, the antigens in vaccines are purified and processed to be as small as possible while still triggering a strong protective response.