Making strong choices every day
They say “you are what you eat,” but you’re actually the result of many things. The exercise and rest you get. What you drink and what you breathe. Even your genes and the company you keep. It all contributes to your physical, mental, social, and spiritual wellbeing.
You may also be managing the health of your family-a big and potentially rewarding responsibility. Read on and discover ways for living a good life together. Enjoy the best “you” you all can be.
Diabetes and Bariatric Surgery: A Promising Combination
When you think of diabetes treatment, you probably think of weight loss, medication, and lifestyle changes like diet and exercise. You might not think of diabetes and bariatric surgery, but perhaps you should. Researchers have found that bariatric surgery, also known as weight loss surgery, may help patients with type 2 diabetes control their blood glucose levels better when traditional treatment options don't work. Some patients may no longer need their medication after bariatric surgery, and their diabetes may go into remission.
4 Tips to Help You Cope With a Difficult Diagnosis
One morning Chris Arauza woke up and his right side felt weak. He could barely walk, but he went to his job as a mechanic, thinking his body would recover on its own. At 25 years old, Arauza was healthy with a wife and a 3-month-old little boy who counted on him. But his body wasn't cooperating, and his boss sent him to the hospital.
Generic vs. Brand-Name Drugs: What's the Difference?
In 2017, pharmacies in the United States filled over four billion prescriptions. Of those prescriptions, nine out of every 10 were for generic medications. Generic drugs are developed to provide the same benefits as existing brand-name medications. They match brand-name drugs in several characteristics, including dosage form, strength, safety, and performance characteristics. So, what's the difference when it comes to generic vs. brand-name drugs?
Effects of Alcohol on the Body, Mind, and Mood
There are a lot of mixed messages about the effects of alcohol. We've heard how moderate drinking has potential health benefits, and how heavy drinking can be detrimental to our health. According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, the environment, our family history, and even our diet can influence the way we process alcohol and the role it plays in our lives.
4 New Uses for 3-D Printing in Health Care
While 3-D printing first began to emerge in the 1980s, the technology has undergone an explosion in growth and innovation over the past few years. One area that is seeing an enormous amount of potential is 3-D printing in health care.