RA Signs & Symptoms

Rheumatoid arthritis is a painful, chronic inflammatory autoimmune disorder that affects primarily the small joints within the body. The body’s immune system attacks the body’s own healthy tissues by mistake, causing painful swelling and possible permanent damage to joints.

A1C Levels: What You Need to Know

If you have type 2 diabetes, then you are likely familiar with the A1C blood test. While other testing methods provide information on the blood sugar levels at the current time, this test gives an average blood glucose level over the past couple months. The A1C test allows clinicians to have a better picture of…

COPD or Cough? Here’s How to Tell

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is the third highest cause of death in the United States and many other countries. This inflammatory lung condition makes it difficult to breathe, and COPD is often associated with other health problems such as heart disease and cancer. Though COPD is treatable, it can cause serious problems if you…

Quit Smoking

Individuals who have smoked for years know that it’s a bad habit. The problem is, it’s also an addictive one. Luckily, there are plenty of resources available that make it easier to quit: Understanding the Addiction Smoking is not just a habit, but a genuine addiction. It affects numerous centers in the brain that control…

What Everyone Should Know About Psoriasis

Psoriasis is an affliction that stands in the middle of plenty of speculation. Most understand that it is a rash while others assume that this rash is closely related to hives that go away with over the counter treatment. Certain individuals believe that this is a highly contagious condition where the afflicted should be avoided…

What Everyone Should Know About Overactive Bladder

Over 30 million Americans live with overactive bladder. If you regularly experience a sudden, uncontrollable urge to urinate, you may be among them. It’s inconvenient and also potentially embarrassing. Fortunately, lifestyle changes and medical interventions can help you manage the symptoms and regain your freedom.