Health Articles

Confused About Cholesterol?

The National Institutes of Health defines cholesterol as, “a waxy, fat-like substance that’s found in all cells of the body. Your body needs cholesterol to make hormones and other substances but having too much of it in your blood is linked to higher risks of heart disease and stroke.” With this definition in mind, we

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How Important is Kidney Health?

According to the National Kidney Foundation, healthy kidneys are super important, as they regulate the body’s fluid levels, filter wastes and toxins from the blood, release a hormone that regulates blood pressure, activate vitamin D to maintain healthy bones, release a hormone that directs the production of red blood cells, and keeps blood minerals in

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Root Vegetables and Exotic Fruits Have Similar Health Benefits

According to the National Foundation for Cancer Research (NFCR), “Despite seeming as polar opposites of one another, root vegetables and exotic fruits have very similar health benefits.” Science Daily defines a root vegetable as, “underground plant parts used as vegetables. They are called root vegetables for lack of a better generic term but include both

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Let’s Work Together To Prevent Suicide

The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), reports that, “Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death for Americans overall and the second leading cause of death among young people aged 10-34.” Suicide is preventable and there are warning signs and it is important that everyone knows them. Some warning signs are:

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Ovarian Cancer -The Silent Killer

September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that ovarian cancer accounts for 3% of all cancers in women but “causes more deaths each year than any other cancer of the female reproductive system.” The National Ovarian Cancer Coalition explains that ovarian cancer is “a disease in

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Opioids for Arthritis: Effective Pain Relief or Not Worth the Risk?

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, “Every day, more than 130 people in the United States die after overdosing on opioids. The misuse of and addiction to opioids-including prescription pain relivers, heroin, and synthetic opioids such as fentanyl- is a serious national crisis that effects public health as well as social and economic

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