Month: October 2020

The Status of U.S. Women’s Health and Health Care Still Trails Behind Other Developed Nations

A report by the Commonwealth Fund, compared the health status, affordability of health plans, and access to health care by women in the United States to those of ten other high-income countries: Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom. It was reported that U.S. women had “the greatest …

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Belly Pain? Constipation? Bloating? Don’t be Embarrassed, it Could be IBS

Irritable Bowel Syndrome or IBS is a common disorder that affects the large intestine. Medicinenet.com defines it as, “a common gastrointestinal disorder involving an abnormal condition of gut contractions (motility) and increased sensations (visceral hypersensitivity) characterized by abdominal pain/discomfort, gas, bloating, mucous in stools, and irregular bowel habits with constipation or diarrhea or alternating diarrhea …

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Diabetes Management 101

The National Institutes of Health (NIH), defines diabetes as “a disease that occurs when your blood glucose, also called blood sugar, is too high.” Glucose is vital to our health as it is a main source of energy for our cells, tissues, and muscles, as well as our brain’s primary fuel source. It is also …

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