Category : Wellness

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 / 235 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 / 35 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 / 86 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 / 77 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 / 31 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 / 61 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 / 45 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 / 51 View / December 1, 2017

Minimize the Effects of Stress

Stress. How can one little word hold so much power in our lives? It fills our minds and settles into our bodies and can become something more — a medical condition or constant pain that affects how we perform, how…

0 Comments / 49 View / December 1, 2017

Appropriate Communication, Sensory Stimulation Aid Patients with Dementia

November is both National Caregiver’s Month and National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month—an appropriate juxtaposition. As Americans live longer, more of them become prone to Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia, which tend to increase with aging. Whether they’re cared for at…

0 Comments / 103 View / October 31, 2017