Asthma is a chronic condition that causes inflammation and narrowing of the lung’s airways. This can make breathing difficult or even impossible. If left unmanaged or misdiagnosed, asthma can be deadly. About 3,300 people die from it every year.1
Oftentimes, people who have positive attitudes live longer and happier lives than people who have a pessimistic outlook on life. If you want to live a happier and healthier life, but know your attitude could use an adjustment, you may want to try getting a pet!
Most of us have had a bout of acid reflux at some point in our lives. It’s unpleasant and may be painful. Some people may even have gastroesophageal reflux disease or GERD. Though many people often confuse one term for the other, these conditions are not interchangeable.
Some of us enjoy an alcoholic drink every once in awhile. Maybe it’s a glass of wine at dinner or a beer at the ball game. As long as you drink in moderation, you should be okay, right?
You probably already know the many reasons to quit smoking. We’ve had 50 years of public health education about it since the 1964 Surgeon General’s Report first linked smoking to lung cancer. So rather than rehash what you may have heard many times before, we’re going to give it to you straight from the horse’s mouth.
Some people live in silence about their struggle with depression. And we have a right to talk about our physical and mental health or not. But opening up about depression could be the first step toward finding relief. It could also help inspire others to share their own stories or to seek help.
Summer brings sunny days that beckon us outside to play and enjoy. It can also bring periods of high temperatures and high humidity, sending the heat index into dangerous territory. The danger increases with exercise or overexertion. Even a walk, a bike ride or gardening can be risky for some people when it’s too hot.
Ask ten doctors about the PSA test, and you might get ten different viewpoints. The test can help detect prostate cancer in men, but opinions vary as to who should have it and when.