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September is recognized as Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month. Atrial fibrillation, abbreviated as AFib or AF, is a form of irregular heartbeat that can increase the risk of blood clots, stroke, heart failure, and other heart-related complications.
Normally, your heart rate is 60 to 100 beats per
Chronic kidney disease is the gradual loss of kidney function. Learn about the risk factors and symptoms of kidney disease here.
In a recent study from the University of Illinois, researchers investigated how upper respiratory infections trigger MS relapses.
In recognition of August as Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month, we are sharing information on some eye diseases that children are susceptible to and some of their warning signs.
From August 1st to 7th, Breastfeeding Week is recognized worldwide to encourage breastfeeding and improve the health of babies around the world. In the United States, August is also recognized as National Breastfeeding Month.
This year’s theme is “Charting the Course Together”, which is intended to
Many of us have heard about the physical benefits of exercise: increased strength, endurance, and balance. A regular exercise routine can promote heart health and lower blood pressure, among a slew of other physical improvements. Exercise can also have a positive impact on the way
Whether it is planned or unplanned, spending time in the hospital can be stressful—especially for children—and the stresses of a hospital visit can negatively affect recovery. It’s important to prepare your child for the medical care he or she will receive and relieve your child’s
About 400,000 people currently live with multiple sclerosis (MS) in the United States, with 10,000 new cases diagnosed every year. Learn about MS, including the types, symptoms, and treatments.
It's important to be proactive about maintaining your eye health. In this post, we have put together 6 simple tips to help you keep your eyes healthy.
Leading a healthy lifestyle does not mean making big, sweeping changes overnight. Sometimes, a few small changes can give you the results you’re looking for.
Yoga, including meditation and breath control, has numerous physical and mental benefits. Multiple studies have proven that yoga is beneficial for chronic pain, stress, insomnia, and other mental health issues.
The specific poses used during yoga practice can also work to promote blood flow to specific
For children with special needs, both occupational therapists (OT) and physical therapists (PT) can play an important role in helping children develop motor and life skills. Although a coordinated program with both professionals may benefit a child most, we will explore how an OT can help
With the warm weather upon us, it’s time to prepare for our time spent outside in the sun. While prolonged sun exposure can be harmful to skin, a moderate amount can boost your mood, among other benefits. When our body is exposed to sunlight, scientists
May is Lupus Awareness Month, and in recognition, we are sharing information on this disease and how it affects those living with it.