Have Arthritis? 6 Teas to Try this Summer!

Woman with arthritis serving tea

Are you a fan of tea? Well, you might not realize just what kind of benefit this ancient beverage can provide for arthritis sufferers. Tea possesses some incredible anti-inflammatory properties which could help provide some relief against inflamed joints. Tea can easily compliment ongoing arthritis treatments designed to reduce pain […]

What Causes Kidney Disease & Renal Impairment?

Woman with hypertension at risk for renal impairment

Did you know that about 26 million Americans are living with kidney disease? The CDC estimates that 1 in every 10 adults has developed some level of renal impairment, but most don’t even realize they are at risk. Research has helped identify many of the most common risk factors. If […]

8 Travel Tips for Arthritis Patients

Woman with arthritis relaxing on Florida vacation

Summer time is right around the corner and that means vacations are coming up for many of our readers. Unfortunately for someone living with osteoarthritis (OA) or rheumatoid arthritis (RA), traveling can come with it’s own unique set of issues. In honor of Arthritis Awareness Month this year, we wanted […]

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 […]

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