Health & Wellness

 

 

A Closer Look at Cancer

Can­cer is a ter­ri­fy­ing word because of what it sig­ni­fies. Can­cer is an abnor­mal growth of cells that do not func­tion cor­rectly and can spread through­out your body. What are the dif­fer­ent kinds of can­cer, and how can we pre­vent or lower the risk of being diag­nosed with them? The Types There are many dif­fer­ent kinds […]

 

10 Things about Getting Vaccinated

We all can prob­a­bly remem­ber that moment when we went to the doc­tor and he gave us our immu­niza­tions as kids. Not a fun moment, right? Who wants to will­ingly go and get poked by a nee­dle? It was good for us though, right? We need them to stay healthy and avoid dis­ease. Here are […]

 

Looking closer at Whooping Cough

Whoop­ing cough (also known as per­tus­sis) is a res­pi­ra­tory tract infec­tion that affects mostly chil­dren, but can affect adults as well. Accord­ing to the Cen­ters for Dis­ease Con­trol and Pre­ven­tion, there were 48,277 cases of whoop­ing cough in the United States in 2012. Each year, there are 16 mil­lion cases world­wide, and the num­ber of […]

 

About PTSD

When peo­ple usu­ally think of PTSD (Post Trau­matic Stress Dis­or­der), they might think of sol­diers hav­ing men­tal prob­lems when they return from war. While there is truth in that idea, PTSD affects more than just sol­diers. Here is some infor­ma­tion about it. PTSD can hap­pen to any­one that has a trau­matic expe­ri­ence, such as rape, abuse, […]

 

Metabolism and the Thyroid

You’ve heard about that part of your body called the thy­roid, right? Well, if you haven’t then it’s time you did. The thy­roid is a butterfly-shaped organ that is below your Adam’s apple. The thy­roid helps reg­u­late your metab­o­lism, helps your body grow and develop, and also helps your body’s tem­per­a­ture stay con­sis­tent. Your thyroid […]

 

Down with the Blues: 5 Things You May Not Have Known About Depression

Depres­sion is a men­tal ill­ness that affects mil­lions of peo­ple each year. Accord­ing to the Anx­i­ety and Depres­sion Asso­ci­a­tion of Amer­ica, depres­sion is “a con­di­tion in which a per­son feels dis­cour­aged, sad, hope­less, unmo­ti­vated, or dis­in­ter­ested in life in gen­eral.” These symp­toms can last from two weeks to two years. Here are 5 facts about […]

 

Switch or Stabilize: 4 Benefits of Working Out Using Cross Training

Accord­ing to acefitness.org, cross train­ing is “an exer­cise reg­i­men that uses sev­eral modes of train­ing to develop a spe­cific com­po­nent of fit­ness.” Exer­cis­ing the same way all of the time doesn’t work out for every­one. Some­times you have to change things up, and cross train­ing is a good way to do it. Here are 4 […]

 

10 Ways Laughter Boosts your Health

When was the last time you laughed? How did it make you feel? If you are like the rest of us, you felt happy and ener­getic inside and out. Stud­ies have shown some great emo­tional and phys­i­cal ben­e­fits of laugh­ter. Here is a list of 10 things that laugh­ter can help you with. Phys­i­cal ben­e­fits Improves […]