Type 2 Diabetes is a common but serious medical condition affecting tens of millions of Americans. Prediabetes is diagnosed in adults with persistently high blood sugar, meaning they are at risk of developing diabetes in the future. Prediabetes is an opportunity to change your lifestyle and prevent the development of diabetes. However, most people don’t …


While most people understand the importance of childhood pediatrician appointments and adult exams like well-woman visits, teens can sometimes be forgotten in the middle. Annual physicals are the best way to make sure your teen is developing properly and is not at risk for physical or mental health conditions. Read on to learn why every …


Women above 18 years old are supposed to undertake well-woman exams every year. The exam includes some tests e.g. a pelvic exam, breast exam, blood pressure measurement, urinalysis, pap smear, and so on. Even if you feel perfectly healthy, here are 3 reasons why you must never miss a well-woman exam: For early diagnosis: Because …


Osteoporosis is a medical condition that causes the bones to weaken and become brittle. The patient’s bones become so weak that even the simple act of bending over may lead to a fracture. What makes osteoporosis particularly dangerous is that there are no early symptoms. People suffering from the condition don’t know they have it …


Every year, 735,000 Americans suffer from a heart attack; this translates to one person every 43 seconds (CDC). And even though treatment has improved significantly in recent years, heart attacks are still quite fatal. There are warning signs that a heart attack may be imminent, but these symptoms are consistent with many other health conditions. …


In the past, children with hearing deficiencies go undiagnosed until they are about 2 years old and their parents realize that they can’t talk. Unfortunately, if hearing loss is not detected and treated before the child is 6 months, the probability of recovery is significantly reduced. These days, hospitals test for hearing within 24 hours …


In a recent report, the CDC estimates that over 30 million Americans (nearly 10% of the entire population) are struggling with diabetes. Additionally, over 84 million people have pre-diabetes, a condition that if left untreated leads to type II diabetes. To help you understand diabetes better, here are some frequently asked questions: What is pre-diabetes? …


Sometimes, heart attacks happen suddenly and without warning. A lot of the time, however, there are warning signs. It is important that everyone recognizes these signs and take action. Because with heart attacks, the earlier you seek medical attention, the better. If you are over 60 years old and overweight, diabetic, hypertensive, or have high …


According to a report from the WHO, the following diseases have caused the most deaths worldwide for the past 15 to 20 years. Ironically, most of these conditions progress slowly and are preventable. However, they remain fatal because patients fail to seek out quality healthcare on time; either due to ignorance or lack of access. …


The older people get, the weaker their body and major organs become. The respiratory system is particularly susceptible to aging and a number of respiratory diseases affect the elderly—or become more pronounced as people get older. Some of the major ones are highlighted below: Asthma According to the American Lung Association, over 20 million adults …