Scoliosis is an abnormal sideways curvature of the spine that in the early stages of the disease isn’t always easy to spot. It usually occurs in children, but can affect adults too. June is designated Scoliosis Awareness Month to spread awareness about the importance of early detection to successfully treat scoliosis.
Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the US and is also the most preventable form of cancer. Greater than 90% of skin cancers are caused by exposure to the harmful UV rays of the sun. Although skin cancer can be easily prevented, most people don’t take the necessary precautions.
IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) is a very commonly diagnosed condition by gastroenterologists. It is a functional disorder, which means no structural or biochemical abnormalities can be identified that cause the condition.
Inflammation is a process by which your body protects itself against foreign substances or injury. However, if the inflammation continues for a long time, it can do more harm than good. The good news is by controlling your diet you may be able to reduce inflammation.
Many people don’t consider getting a colon examination until they start having bowel problems. Unfortunately, by then it might be too late. So, why is getting a colon examination so important? Because colon cancer is a serious disease that can prove to be fatal if not treated in time. Getting a regular colon cancer examination on a regular basis as recommended by your doctor can greatly lower your risk of developing colon cancer.
Heart disease is the #1 cause of death in women and yet research studies suggest a gender gap exists when it comes to receiving care for heart attack that could be deadly to women. This is probably due to the commonly held misconception that heart disease is a man’s problem. National Wear Red Day is celebrated on the first of Friday of every February to close the apparent gender gap ensuring every woman gets the level of care she deserves.
Your core muscles are the muscles that surround your midsection and include the abdominals, mid and lower back muscles, and the pelvic muscles. Although these muscles are not very large compared to the showy muscles like biceps, triceps, pecs, and deltoids, they are utilized in almost all activities of daily living.
Every year anestimated 36,000 Americans die fromthe flu. Many of these deaths may have been prevented by getting a flu shot. According to the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices(ACIP)everyone 6 months or older should get annual influenza vaccinationswith rareexceptions.