What Causes COPD? 5 Factors that Put You at Risk!

Man wonders what caused his COPD symptoms

Most people have heard of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, but do you know what causes COPD? Most cases were caused by something that irritates the lungs over the course of many years. The unfortunate truth is that there are several risk factors that could apply to you, but knowing what causes COPD will allow you […]

5 Most Common Types of Hypertension Medication

Woman discusses new hypertension medication with her doctor

High blood pressure is a serious medical condition that occurs when the force of the blood pumping through your arteries is too high. It is also called hypertension. This cardiovascular condition increases your risk of heart attacks and strokes. Known as “the silent killer” because of its lack of symptoms, it’s important to […]

Your Dietary Protein Guide for Chronic Kidney Disease

CKD patients limit their dietary protein intake

You likely already know how important protein is to a person’s diet. Protein helps our bodies heal from injury, stop bleeding and fight infection. On average a person needs 40 to 65 grams of protein each day. Of course this is only an estimate. The exact amount of protein an […]

Tell-Tale Type 2 Diabetes Symptoms in Women

Woman concerned about her type 2 diabetes symptoms

Diabetes is often called “the silent killer” because its symptoms can be difficult to spot. This is a problem considering type 2 diabetes affects 29.1 million people in the United States. People who have type 2 diabetes are not able to use the hormone insulin properly. Your body needs to […]

5 Ways to Prevent Pneumonia During the Holidays

Woman is bedridden after contracting pneumonia

The holiday season is upon us, and unfortunately sometimes illnesses come with it. There are a number of myths about pneumonia, including “pneumonia is a really bad cold,” or “pneumonia only affects the elderly.” In reality, pneumonia is an infection of the lungs far more serious than a cold, and […]

Have Ulcerative Colitis? Cut these 10 Foods from Your Diet

Coffee can exacerbate your ulcerative colitis symptoms

Ulcerative colitis, also known as UC or colitis ulcerosa, is a chronic disease of the large intestine or colon. This uncomfortable condition causes inflammation and ulcers (tiny open sores) that produce pus and mucus in the colon. If you suffer from ulcerative colitis, you are likely already familiar with the signs and symptoms: bloody stool […]

Living with COPD? 9 Tips For Breathing Better

COPD patient works with her doctor to breath better

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a respiratory illness that can leave patients struggling to breath. COPD is notorious for the progressive nature of its symptoms, but you can take steps to live better with this disease. If you aren’t living with COPD, please share this information with another as […]

Reduce Your Diabetes Risk By Following these Simple Steps

Dieting to prevent diabetes

Did you know that November is Diabetes Awareness Month? If you aren’t familiar with this event, we recommend that you take a few minutes to check out this post. Diabetes is a serious issue in this country, of which type 2 diabetes is the most common. Experts believe that type […]

Superheroes Wanted in DeLand, Florida

Avail launches their superhero campaign in Florida

Have you noticed the pictures of superheroes on our Facebook and Twitter pages? This is a part of our new Superhero Campaign and it is something that we are very excited about. Why would a research company launch a campaign about superheroes? Fiction has portrayed superheroes as heroic characters who […]

Improve Your Fibromyalgia Diet in Only 5 Steps

Fruits and veggies help reduce fibromyalgia symptoms

Fibromyalgia is a chronic and widely misunderstood disease. Much of that confusion comes from the diverse variety of symptoms that it can trigger in patients. Although, many tend to suffer from chronic pain and swelling in various points around their body. Doctors tend to find fibromyalgia frustrating too. Despite numerous in-depth […]

4 Home Remedies That’ll Relieve Constipation

Constipated individual gets ready to use the restroom

Have you been struggling with constipation? We understand that this isn’t a popular topic of conversation, but it’s something that all of us deal with from time to time. The reality is that it’s not something to be embarrassed about. A case of constipation can become a debilitating matter, but […]

5 Popular Vaccine Myths Debunked

Doctor talks to parents about getting their child vaccinated

Those following the news or recent presidential candidate debate may have heard some alarming statements about vaccines. In particular, that there is a connection between vaccinations and autism. These are statements that could make any new parent doubtful about the role of immunizations, but let’s take a closer look. Many of […]

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