Over the last 30 years, the risk of death from a heart attack has dramatically decreased, now being around only three percent. Nevertheless, a heart attack is a life-changing event. Many people who suffer a heart attack feel scared, confused and overwhelmed. After treatment for a heart attack you receive a long list of instructions…Details
We’ve come a long way in reducing the impact of diabetes on people’s lives, however complications can still arise. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle is key to reducing your risks for complications but having uncontrolled blood sugar can lead you to develop a wound that is very slow to heal.
Back pain is one of the most common ailments and it almost always comes with inflammation. It can occur as a result of an injury, poor posture, a too-soft mattress, or improper sleeping position. Luckily, there are ways that inflammation can be remedied. Lifestyle and diet modifications, like adopting a Mediterranean Diet, or eating a…Details
Do you have diabetes or pre-diabetes? Learn how to better understand and manage your diabetes so you can live well and reduce your risks.
Patients with vascular disease often have non-healing wounds. Wound care begins with treating any underlying problems contributing to non-healing, such as vascular problems that could be impeding blood flow to the area. Learn more about treating vascular problems and how it relates to wound care.
The gallbladder a small pouch that sits under the liver and its primary function is to store bile produced by the liver to help the body break down and digest the fats you eat. When a problem occurs in the gallbladder it’s usually caused by a blockage in your bile ducts which are the tubes…Details
While there are many causes of lower back pain, a commonly overlooked cause is the sacroiliac joint. The sacroiliac joint (SIJ) is a commonly underdiagnosed cause of both acute and chronic back pain. This is because the pain is typically located in the lower back and can radiate to the groin and buttock which is…Details
The classic and well known signs of a heart problem can include pain, pressure or tightness in the chest. But these are not the only symptoms to be aware of. People often fail to connect other symptoms they experience to their actual cause – the heart. Learn about some surprising risk factors for heart disease…Details
The thyroid produces hormones that regulate many body functions, including metabolism and heart rate. Learn what happens when the thyroid malfunctions and what the available treatment options are.
How you recover after surgery varies greatly depending on the type of procedure and if you have any other conditions that affect your overall health and ability to heal. A minimally invasive or outpatient procedure recovery period will be far different than a more invasive procedure. Immediately following surgery, it may take a few hours…Details