Diabetes is a disease where the amount of sugar in the blood (glucose) is too high because the body can’t take care of it properly. Even though some people are born with it (type 1 diabetes), in many cases diabetes happens—specifically, type 2 diabetes—because people have a family history of it and/or don’t take care of themselves properly.
Why Smoke-Free Is the Way to Be
It is a well-known fact that smoking is bad for your health. However, many in Maryland still can’t seem to kick the habit; in 2016, approximately 15 percent of the state’s adult population had reported smoking at least 100 cigarettes within their lifetime and currently smoke every day or some days.
Why Consuming Liquids Is So Important for Your Body
When you hear about staying hydrated, you may think that it’s only important for athletes or people who work out a lot. We’re here to tell you: it’s not. Staying hydrated is important for everyone. This is especially true if you’re spending a long time in hot weather or have certain medical problems, such as diabetes or a heart condition.
The way the healthcare system is today, people get treated for illnesses after they get sick. Now, there’s a different way to care for people: treating them before they get sick. This is known as preventative care. Read More.
What’s Being Done to Stop It
Opioids are a kind of drug that is used to relieve pain. They can be prescribed by doctors, but many patients are becoming addicted, turning to the streets to buy them. Read More.
A managed care organization (MCO) is a group that provides healthcare benefits and services to qualified people on Medicaid. In Maryland, this is done through the HealthChoice Program, Maryland’s statewide managed care program. MCOs work with a network of doctors to ensure that the people on Medicaid have appropriate access to the healthcare they need. Read More.
Here are some go-to tips to keep your body happy and healthy while you are at work. Read More.
It’s that time of year again. The birds are singing; the air is warm …
… And allergies are alive and kicking.
Yes, that bane of existence known as allergy season is back. For many across the U.S., springtime signals the discomfort of watery eyes, a runny nose and sneezing fits that make you look as miserable as you feel. Hopefully, this season you won’t have to accept defeat in the battle against spring allergies. Instead, arm yourself with knowledge and fight the good fight with this blog: Read More.
At any given time, 31 million Americans suffer from low back pain. In fact, low back pain is the leading cause of disability worldwide and one of the most common reasons for missing work.
With so many people living with this troublesome condition, medication used to be the recommended first line of defense for treatment. That included everything from over-the-counter (OTC) pain relievers like Tylenol® to muscle relaxants to opioid medications for pain relief. Read More.