Flu season runs from October to May, but it’s never too late—and rarely too early—to get your flu shot. The 2017 flu season saw 49 million cases of the flu and almost a million trips to the hospital. It’s time to get prepared. Here are five reasons to head to your doctor, clinic or pharmacy to get the flu vaccine today. Read More.
Though Men’s Health Month has officially come and gone, it’s important to highlight the issues men have with their health all year long. Men who are considered overweight or obese are especially prone to a number of related health problems. Read More.
Summer is here and so are the dangers of rising temperatures that can negatively impact the health of individuals of all ages. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) from 1999 to 2010, 8,081 heat-related deaths were reported in the United States. In 5,783 (72 percent) of these deaths, the underlying cause was exposure to excessive heat, and heat was a contributing factor in the remaining 2,298 (28 percent) deaths. Read More.
What You Can Do to Avoid the Effects of Sugar
The idea that sugar isn’t terribly good for us isn’t really news. It is well known in this day and age that sugar should be eaten in limited amounts, especially since so many products on the market are advertised as sugar-free or no added sugar. What may be less known is why sugar is bad for the body (aside from causing cavities and weight gain) and what can be done to cut down on the amount of sugar in your daily diet. Read More.
Nobody is a stranger to the fact that the flu season this year is especially harsh. Countless news outlets across the country have been continuously reporting the impact the disease has had on Americans, thousands of whom have died from it. Read More.
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.