Category : Wellness

GERD — A Burning Digestive Disorder

Acid reflux is a common occurrence, but many people may not know the technical name of the most severe type of reflux. It’s GERD, the global term for reflux, said Dr. Mark H. Johnston, a gastroenterologist with Regional GI, which…

0 Comments / 43 View / August 1, 2018

The Positive Side of Procrastination: Why You Don’t Have to Do Everything (Right This Minute)

I hate being indecisive. When faced with a major decision — like whether to move up to a bigger house or return to work after my son was born — I feel compelled to try to make up my mind…

0 Comments / 24 View / July 1, 2018

Vascular Screenings Can Detect ‘Silent Killers’

Vascular diseases are known as “silent killers” because they often strike without warning. “Vascular disease refers to changes to the blood vessels outside of the heart,” says Dr. Todd Wood, cardiologist, medical director of the vascular clinic at Penn Medicine…

0 Comments / 251 View / May 31, 2018

Cholesterol: The Lowdown on the Highs and Lows

When it comes to cholesterol numbers, we hear the medical professionals’ — and the pharmaceutical companies’ — constant calls to get our cholesterol lower, lower, lower. So it may surprise you to know that, despite its thoroughly negative reputation, we…

0 Comments / 51 View / May 31, 2018

7 Ways Women Can Prevent a Stroke

In the U.S., nearly 1 in 3 women will die of stroke, a “brain attack” that occurs when a blood vessel that carries oxygen and nutrients to the brain is either blocked by a clot or bursts. In fact, each…

0 Comments / 101 View / May 1, 2018

The Effects of High Heels on Your Feet

Women have been wearing various kinds of high heels for centuries. Millions of women worldwide wear high heels on a daily basis. They are very popular and often considered a fashion statement. Every major department store has a huge selection…

0 Comments / 112 View / March 30, 2018

Digital Screens Wreak Havoc on the Eyes: Know How to Protect Your Vision and Your Child’s

As most parents will attest, the amount of time kids spend plugged in is excessive. There are many good reasons for parents’ alarm. First, despite the amount of time kids spend on social media, the activity is isolating. Also, the…

0 Comments / 39 View / February 28, 2018

Atrial Fibrillation: Take Your Fluttering Heartbeat Seriously

When we think of heart conditions, we often associate them with older people. Although aging does increase the risk of atrial fibrillation (AFib), and it’s found more often in those over 60, it can affect people of all ages, including…

0 Comments / 64 View / February 1, 2018

Your Body’s Platelets Can Be Put to Good, Multiple Uses

It’s certainly versatile. Platelet-rich plasma (or PRP) is used both to treat injury or damage as well as to reap cosmetic benefits. Basically, PRP is a highly concentrated injection of the body’s own platelets, said Jennie-Corinne R. Baublitz-Brenenborg, D.O., interventional…

0 Comments / 55 View / December 29, 2017

Regretted Tattoos Can Often Be Removed

Once, tattoos seemed rare and socially questionable. Not anymore. According to WebMD, nearly 30 percent of people in the United States have at least one tattoo. Almost half of millennials have one. In the long run, though, not all of…

0 Comments / 65 View / December 1, 2017