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.
Did you know about 30 million Americans have diabetes? It is one of the leading causes of death and disability in the United States. Uncontrolled diabetes can cause nerve damage blindness and kidney disease. According to research studies about 84 million Americans are at high risk of developing diabetes.
Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer affecting women in the US after skin cancer. In fact, breast cancer affects men as well, but this is quite rare.In the year 2018, it was estimated that there would be 266,120 new cases of female breast cancer and 2,550 cases of male breast cancer.
Did you know over a million joint replacement surgeries are performed in the US every year? It is one of the most successful and cost-effective interventions in Medicine. As people continue to live longer and more active lives, the number of joint replacements performed every year is expected to grow rapidly reaching 4 million by the year 2030. It is generally recommended as the last option when joint pain and immobility cannot be effectively managed by any other treatments.