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 […]

 

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, […]

 

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 […]