Waiting to Call for Help?

A study finds that half of people who suffer with a heart attack fail to immediately call an ambulance for help. This delays the diagnosis which could potentially worsen their odds of survival. People who found another way to the hospital or delayed calling an ambulance increased their average diagnosis Read more…

Should I Be Screened?

Should I or shouldn’t I? That’s the question that men face when it comes to being screened for prostate cancer. According to the National Health Institute statistics, 11.6 percent of men will have prostate cancer at some point in their lives. As with all cancers, prevention and early detection is Read more…

Nocturnal Leg Cramps

Nocturnal leg cramps affect up to 60 percent of adults and are more common among women and older adults. Sometimes referred to as muscle spasms or charley horses, they occur when one or more of the muscles in the leg tighten involuntarily.  Usually, the muscle relaxes in less than 10 Read more…

Walking to Relieve COPD

Walking is a safe and effective form of exercise for nearly everyone, including people living with COPD. The last thing someone with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) may want to do is go for a walk. A study, published in Respirology, suggests people with COPD who walk at least two Read more…

Flu Shot Season 2020-2021

The 2020 flu season is going to be a little different this year. Sniffles and sneezes were originally considered the first sign of the common cold or influenza. But now, those same symptoms could also be symptoms of COVID-19. Even as COVID-19 continues its onslaught around the country, it’s important Read more…