Diabetes: Causes and Effects

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) at least one out of three people will develop diabetes in their lifetime.Diabetes mellitus (DM) is the seventh leading cause of death in people living in the United States, and the leading cause of kidney failure, non-traumatic lower-limb amputations, and new cases of blindness. It [...]

July 10th, 2015|Categories: Food|Tags: , , |

Should You Consider a Mastectomy?

At age 37, Angelina Jolie had her breasts and ovaries removed in an effort to reduce her risk of getting cancer. The big screen actress, who has a strong family history of cancer, made the decision to have the surgeries after learning that she inherited a mutation of the BRCA1 gene - an indicator [...]

July 2nd, 2015|Categories: Body|Tags: , , , |

Carbon Monoxide, The Silent Killer

As soon as the temperature starts to drop and frost begins to form on the window panes, our first reaction is to close the house up tight to stay warm. We just need to be sure we're not closing deadly carbon monoxide gases in the house with us.Carbon monoxide (CO) is a colorless, odorless gas [...]

January 14th, 2015|Categories: Body, Family, Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

Prescription drugs: What you should know

If you take prescription medications, it's important to keep certain things in mind for your safety and well-being. When taking a prescription medication, especially for the first time, you should be aware that it may cause side effects. When picking it up, the pharmacist should give you information about any possible side effects and reactions [...]

June 8th, 2014|Categories: Body, Family|Tags: , , , |