IBS Awareness Month – 6 Tips for Avoiding Flare-Ups

Woman bedridden due to severe IBS symptoms

In case you haven’t heard, April is Irritable Bowel Syndrome Awareness Month. The event has helped garner more support for people living with this chronic gastrointestinal (GI) disorder since 1997. Perhaps the most important message here is that irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) sufferers are not alone in their struggle against […]

7 Clinical Trial Facts that Every Participant Should Know

Physicians discusses clinical trials with patient

From cancer to diabetes, several extraordinary medical breakthroughs have been made over the last 10 years thanks to clinical trials. Unfortunately, national trends show that many clinics struggle to find people willing to participate in their clinical trials. This will have a significant impact on the progress we are able […]

What is Gastroparesis?

Woman suffering from gastroparesis symptoms on couch

For the average person, the stomach usually doesn’t take longer than 2 hours to empty after a full meal. It’s a bodily function many take for granted unless they’re affected by a gastric disorder called gastroparesis. This condition causes the stomach to empty much slower. While it may not sound like much, […]

What Are Anxiety Disorders? [Infographic]

Woman dealing with anxiety

We all struggle with some level of anxiety from time to time, but not many realize how common panic disorders or social anxiety is. These conditions are quite difficult to diagnose, especially when professionals overlook the warning signs sometimes. Unfortunately, there is no cure for those who are diagnosed with an anxiety disorder, […]

Did You Know it’s National Kidney Month?

Man talks about National Kidney Month at town meeting

Have you heard the word yet? March is National Kidney Month and we are working to get the conversation started here in Central Florida. With around 31 million Americans living with chronic kidney disease (CKD), there are more than enough reasons to join in the effort to help raise awareness […]

9 Lifestyle Tips for Heart Failure Patients

Heart failure patient with her family

Advanced heart failure is a serious condition to live with, and unfortunately there is no cure. However, many people are unaware of how much the quality of their life, even with advanced heart failure, is still in their own hands. If you are one of the 5.8 million Americans who suffers […]

What Are the Most Common Anxiety Disorders?

Teenager dealing with social anxiety disorder at school

All human beings will experience some level of anxiety or nervousness from time to time. It’s one of the ways that the brain is hardwired to react to particular stressors and can be beneficial in certain situations. So when does anxiety become something that needs to be seriously addressed? When […]

American Heart Month 2015 Infographic

First section of Avail's new infographic on heart health

To show our appreciation for American Heart Month and all that it has helped to accomplish over the years, we’d like to share this brand new infographic! Please click on the image to enlarge: American Heart Month is a very important awareness event. If we can help change the mind of […]

Diabetes? There’s Now an App for That

Diabetic uses Dexcom share app to monitor blood sugar levels

The future is looking brighter for diabetics thanks to a recent move from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). They have given the go ahead to the very first set of glucose-monitoring medical applications, which means that pricking fingers will soon become a thing of the past. Data sharing has […]

Vaginal Dryness Issues and How to Address Them

Woman with vaginal dryness talks to nurse

The walls of the vagina are normally lubricated by a thin layer of clearish fluid. Unfortunately, there are also several factors which could lead to slightly irritated or dry vaginal walls. The condition that is commonly referred to as vaginal dryness can lead to mild and even fairly severe pain. […]

High Blood Sugar in Heart Failure Patients can be Deadly

3D Image of patient with heart failure

A new clinical study shows why patients brought into the emergency room for chronic heart failure should also have their blood glucose levels checked. Not only could this help diagnose the presence of diabetes, but it could also be a predictor for early-stage death. There was even an increased risk […]

Combat Constipation with these 6 Dietary Tips

Woman using healthy diet to relieve constipation symptoms

Defining what it means to be constipated can be difficult. Experts have established a baseline criterion, but these things can vary widely from person to person. Some people have as many as three bowel movements (BMs) on daily basis, while others may only have three BMs over the course of […]

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