Warren Buffett Still Faces Prostate Cancer

Warren Edward Buffett, famous billionaire consistently ranked as one of the richest people in the world, is known for more than just his money. Buffett was born on August 30, 1930 in Omaha, Nebraska, giving him the nickname “Oracle of Omaha” after he acquired an enormous fortune from investments, mainly through Berkshire Hathaway. He is currently the largest shareholder and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway. Despite Buffett’s wealth, he continues to live in the same house in Omaha, Nebraska that he bought in 1958 for 31,500 dollars. Buffett is also a very generous man and philanthropist and has made a commitment … Continue reading


Diet and Nutrition Need More Attention in Medicine

It is impossible to know by just looking at the ingredient on the label to know exactly what kind of risk it has towards your health. But you should know that the Western Diet in general has been proven to make us sick and even depressed. The goods news it that we have seen a dramatic change in the variety of healthcare treatment available, as well as a general focus on promoting overall health and well-being. Back doctor Freehold New Jersey specialists, for example, integrate both chiropractic care and physical therapy into their treatments for injury and pain management. While … Continue reading


If You Dread Colonoscopies, Try This New Exam

If you are like most people, you dread getting colon cancer tests because of the painful and excruciating preparation that is required. A traditional colonoscopy requires that the patient’s colon be free of solid matter and that the patient begin flushing out their colon by taking strong laxatives and drinking clear fluids such as apple juice or chicken broth one to three days prior to the exam. Medical clinic doctors at IMC, for example, help their patients properly prepare for any exam prior so that the results are as accurate as possible. This new exam for colon cancer screening known as … Continue reading


Breast Cancer Survivor Deals with Medical Debt

A breast cancer survivor from Illinois was put in jail for a medical bill that was in her name by mistake, according to an article recently published in the Huffington Post claiming that this is the latest example of aggressive debt collector tactics. However, it is hard to think that a revenue cycle management company is scheming against cancer patients, when they generally would have the integrity of the business in mind. What happened was that breast cancer survivor Lisa Lindsay of Herrin, Illinois was put in a debtor’s prison for a $280 medical bill that was accidentally sent to … Continue reading


Don’t Let Heart Disease Come as a Surprise

Being diagnosed with carotid artery stenosis can be difficult to understand and accept, especially if you do not have any major symptoms. In fact, many patients who may be at risk often wait too long to seek diagnosis and treatment. However, diagnosing this condition as early as possible can make the difference between life and death. Coronary artery stenosis poses serious health risks including the increased risk of having a heart attack and the possibility of heart damage due to reduced oxygen flow. While the most common symptom for both men and women is chest pain, patients often do not immediately … Continue reading


Make Tennis a Lifetime Sport by Preventing Injury

Tennis is a very popular sport around the world and is an activity that can be enjoyed and practiced well into our senior years. It is a very active sport that increases our cardiovascular health and overall fitness level. Tennis injuries, however, are very common occurrences that keep us out of the game, especially if they are not addressed immediately and preventative measures are not taken. Any type of injury, whether it is tennis-related or not, should be seen by a professional in order to ensure full recovery and prevent future problems. Pain and facet rhizotomy MN specialists, for example, … Continue reading


Eat Fresh Foods for Better Health

Did you know that four of the top ten causes of death in the United States today— whether it is heart disease, diabetes, stroke, or many forms of cancers — are directly attributed to the way we’re eating? You may ask yourself, well how is this different from any other country in the world? If they’re eating similar types of food that are just prepared differently, why aren’t they suffering as much from diet-related issues? When looking for the culprit behind this problem, the finger is often pointed at the “Western Diet,” which is characterized by high intakes of processed … Continue reading


Taking the Sugar Out of Your Coffee

Can’t stand the taste of coffee without that extra packet of sugar or two? It actually may not be that bad without the added sweetness once you get accustomed to drinking it. Also, considering the added health benefits of cutting sugar out of your diet, you will likely find that it is entirely worth adjusting to the new taste. Health experts help patients reevaluate their diet in order to find the most effective and successful weight loss program for them. In my personal opinion, I believe that cutting back on sugar or entirely eliminating sugar from your diet can greatly … Continue reading


How Stress Affects Our Health and Our Hearts

While it has been well-known that chronic stress affects our health on a day to day basis and that it can also raise the risk of heart disease, cold and flu, and allergies, how exactly it damages our health hasn’t been completely understood. New research is now suggesting that cortisol, a human hormone, may be at the root of the negative roll stress plays in our lives. If further research supporting this theory continues to accumulate doctors may begin to put more emphasis and focus in their wellness promoting patient care on healthy ways to deal with stress. Cardiologists in … Continue reading


Identifying Genetic Risk Factors for Diabetes and Heart Disease

As there is a number of gene variants linked to the development of type 2 diabetes, some doctors recommend genetic testing to help determine a child’s or a person’s genetic risk of developing this disease. Genetic testing, however, is expensive and not always a feasible option. In the absence of genetic testing, racial categories are sometimes misused to help target groups that are predisposed to diseases such as heart disease and diabetes.  As doctors and specialists such as cardiologists in Dearborn MI work to prevent and treat life-threatening diseases, such as heart disease, it is important to know who is … Continue reading


Healthy Habits Are Fundamental to Weight Loss

There are some very important perspectives on weight loss that sometimes take much longer to learn than expected. However, with the right guidance, it is much easier to start dropping pounds quickly, and safely. Weight management program Dallas experts for example not only focus on helping their patients achieve their ideal weight quickly and efficiently, they also make it a priority to guide them through the development of healthy habits designed to last a lifetime. There are a few important facts that are well-known, but often difficult to manage and balance. For instance, as you age your metabolism slows down … Continue reading


Pre-Diabetes: A Growing Problem in Teens

Cases of pre-diabetes or full-blown diabetes in teenagers have more than doubled over the last few years according to government research. Diabetes is a very serious condition as it increases risk for heart disease, stroke, and kidney disease. Its new higher prevalence among teens is a major warning sign that we are not doing enough to prevent it. Cardiologists in Dearborn MI at the Heart & Vascular Institute promote patient education as it gives patients more control over their health. Many teens need extra guidance when it comes to eating healthy and making good food choices. According to a report … Continue reading


Artificial Sweeteners Are Not the Answer to Weight Loss

Sweeteners can be found at all restaurants, coffee shops, and in a wide assortment of foods at the grocery story. They are our substitutes for sugar, especially for diabetics, so we can still enjoy a sweet taste and avoid the added calories from sugar, and the unwanted jumps and drops in our blood sugar. However, trying to satisfy your craving for something sweet with someone else may not be the answer to losing weight or being healthier. Re-evaluating what patients eat in order to make sure they have healthy, well-balanced diet is a major part of Fast Weight Loss diet … Continue reading


Is the Government Wasting Money with Medicare?

New federal report that was discussed in an article in the New York Times yesterday in an article entitled “G.A.O. Calls Test Project By Medicare Costly Waste” claims that Medicare is wasting more than $8 billion on an program that is rewarding providers of mediocre health healthcare. The report will be issued by issued by the Government Accountability Office in order to encourage the Obama administration to halt this program that has been deemed useless to improving healthcare and hindering any revenue cycle management solution for Medicare. This program is suspected to hand out bonuses to health insurance companies that … Continue reading


Mothers, It’s Never Too Late for Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy

Pregnancy and giving birth are very joyous experiences for many women. However, at the same time giving birth can be very physical demanding on the mother’s body and cause minor to major discomfort. One area of concern is the pelvic floor, the area associated with the connective tissue that spans the area underneath pelvis. This area becomes stretched from the pressure of the baby’s weight. If not properly healed it can lead to other conditions that may be concerning to a women, which include incontinence, back pain, and reduced sexual sensation.  Fortunately, pelvic floor re-education treatments, pelvic floor physical therapy … Continue reading


Acne Linked to the Western Diet

Acne is something that can not only mark your child’s face during puberty and adolescence, if not treated properly it can mark their social life and self-esteem during these difficult times. While acne is common in many teens that does not make it less embarrassing to have pimples at school in front of friends.  There are many good skincare products that can help control breakouts, oil, and scarring. Skincare can make a big difference, but it may not be the only way to manage and reduce the discomfort and unpleasant appearance of acne. Diets rich in whole fresh foods packed … Continue reading


Lessen Antibiotic Side Effects with Probiotics

Antibiotics are generally used as the one-size-fits-all remedy for bad colds, sinus infections, or any kind of infection. They work great for killing off all those germs; however, at the same time they also attack all that good bacteria that actually boosts our immune system and is what works to fight off colds and infections in the first place. As a result of destroying the good bacteria in the digestion system, diarrhea is a common side effect of taking antibiotics. Research now shows that by taking probiotics, these unwanted side effects can be minimized. Medical clinic Corpus Christi experts, for … Continue reading


What Are the Health Risks of Marfan Syrdome?

Marfan Syndrome is a genetic disorder that is a result of a mutation in a specific gene that codes the protein called fibrillin. This protein plays an vital role in controlling, building, and managing the connective tissue. The symptoms are generally present at the birth of child and can range from mild to severe. The most invisible signs of this condition include having disproportionally long finger and limbs, or stretched skin. It is a dominant trait, meaning that only one of the child’s parents needs to have the gene for it to be present in the child. This condition should … Continue reading


Physical Therapy Is Not to Be Put Off

If you are like me when you were first prescribed physical therapy for pain or an injury you went to a one or two sessions and then decided that was enough. Maybe you did not have the time or maybe you were feeling better already and thought the rest would heal on its own. However, in my case, that decision was something that I highly regretted and paid for later with future pain and injuries. Physical therapy should never be dismissed. If you are recommended physical therapy by a doctor, do all the sessions. Physical therapy St. Paul experts, for … Continue reading


Personal Injury Management Conference to Be Held in August

This August of 2012 the Personal Injury Education Foundation (PIEF) is hosting the Personal Injury Management Conference to highlight successful programs in the personal injury industry. Keynote speaker, Terry Bogyo, Former Director of Corporate Planning and Development for WorkSafe BC (the Workers’ Compensation Board of British Columbia), will elaborate on his more than 25 years’ experience in the rehabilitation and personal injury. The truth is that experts around the world, such as personal injury Tyler Texas specialists, have been meeting high standards of excellence in their personal injury care. Be being tuned into the sensitize nature of these types of … Continue reading


Actress, Danika Gerner, Breaks Back during MIB3 Movie Shooting

Danika Gerner, 23-year-old Brooklyn model, broke her back while playing an alien from the planet Glamoura during the movie-making of Men in Black 3. In order to play the part of the alien she had to wear a 30-pound sheet-metal dress and 6-inch heels. As a result of the dangerous costume combination, Gerner suffered from both a herniated disc and nerve damage, which now are preventing her from continuing with her plans to pursue Victoria’s Secret and the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue opportunities. Back pain and injuries are often very difficult conditions to treat. Fortunately, specialists such as back pain … Continue reading


Why Do People Drink and Drive?

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 30 people in the United States die every day in a motor vehicle crash that involves an alcohol-impaired driver. As many lives have been forever changed by a drunk driver, those affected may be asking what is behind these seemingly senseless tragedies? Drunk driving has been linked to emotional and personal issues and when someone feels the need to “get wasted” as a way of relieving stress and emotional pressure, according to a study conducted by the U.S. Department of Transportation. In many cases, the drunk drivers had an argument or dispute … Continue reading


Can We Prevent Injury on College Campuses?

When an eighteen-year old college bound student first arrives at college, this is usually the first time when they are completely on their own and responsible for every decision they make, such as attending class on a regular basis, eating properly, getting involved with clubs and sports, or just making new friends. Some students, however, can become so overwhelmed with all these new responsibilities and priorities that they often overlook their health, overall well-being, and most importantly, their safety. Approximately, 75 percent of deaths among college-aged students are due to accidental injuries of violence, according to the Centers for Disease … Continue reading


What to Look for in Skincare Products

Wrinkles are an unpleasant reminder of the natural aging process. Fortunately today there are number of effective treatments offered by specialists such as Dermatologists in CT experts that produce a dramatic anti-aging effect. Furthermore, on a daily basis it is important to know how you can care for your skin. Skincare products are available at your local pharmacy at value prices or, if you willing to pay much more, at your department stores. However, like most of us we would like to know what we can buy and use on a regular basis that will help protect and nourish our … Continue reading


What’s My Risk of Having Varicose Veins?

There are a number of factors that contribute to varicose veins, however, the old wives tale that crossing your legs leads to the unsightly marks of spider and varicose veins on your legs is not the case. While the extra pressure from crossing your legs can slow blood flow and contribute to blood pool formation, the pressure is not enough to stop blood flow and cause this condition. According to varicose vein treatment Detroit specialists, there are a number of both conservative and medical treatment options to eliminate varicose and spider veins. Conservative treatment includes wearing compression stockings, exercising, and … Continue reading


For Better Skin Avoid Processed Foods

Everyone knows that you can make bread using the simple ingredients; flour, yeast, water and a pinch of salt.  So why is it that the label on the bag of bread that I intend to purchase in the grocery store has niacin, thiamin mono-nitrate, riboflavin, folic acid, high fructose corn syrup, wheat gluten, cellulose, and many more chemicals? I don’t know about you, but I don’t recognize those ingredients and can barely pronounce them, so why would I want to eat that bread? How am I supposed to know what these chemicals will do to my health, not to mention … Continue reading


What Are the Major Causes of Wrinkles?

Not only are wrinkles an unfriendly reminder that we are getting older they can sometimes make us look much older than we really are. In order to avoid the extra aging effect they give us, it is important to know the different reasons why we get wrinkles, sometimes prematurely and more severely than normal, and to learn what to avoid or do in moderation in order keep our skin looking younger and smoother longer. Wrinkle treatment New York experts explain that there are two main types of wrinkles: those that form on the skin surface and those than form deep … Continue reading


What Is Marfan Syndrome and What Are the Symptons?

Marfan Syndrome is a connective tissue disorder that is caused by a mutation of the gene that encodes for a protein called fibrillin. This protein is important in the formation of the elastic fibers of connective tissue and individuals affected with Marfan Syndrome lack the full structural support provided by fibrillin. As a consequence, they suffer from weakened tissue and abnormalities in many structures, including the skeleton, lungs, eyes, heart and blood vessels. And it should not be confused with or related to the injectable dermal fillers used by radiesse Westchester experts to correct lost volume in skin. Common visible … Continue reading


Does IUD Use Contribute to Infertility?

An intrauterine device (IUD) is a birth control method in which a small object, about the size of a matchstick is placed inside the uterus. Using IUDs has a major advantage over using the Pill and condoms which is that they do not rely on using them perfectly. However, since they were first introduced, there have been health concerns surrounding their safety and whether or not they raise the risk of infertility, pelvic infection and the need to see a pelvic pain and myofascial release expert, for example. There are two types of IUDs, one that release copper to prevent pregnancy … Continue reading


High Fructose Corn Syrup Is Detrimental to Our Health and Skin

One of the top ingredients on most bread labels is high-fructose corn syrup, which is an ingredient that can be found in a variety of foods as a substitute for sugar. Not only is high fructose corn syrup known to significantly increase weight gain, it also junks up our livers and, as a direct consequence, our skin. While dermatologists, such as thermage Westchester specialists, are working hard to improve the look of our skin, our diets packed with high fructose corn syrup are negatively affecting how we look and feel. One of the liver’s main functions is to eliminate toxins … Continue reading


What Made the American Diet What It Is Today?

The past 30 years of drastic agricultural changes in our country has led to the mass industrialization of food, introduction of chemicals and preservatives in our everyday foods, and the growing trend of the “Western Diet” in many places throughout the world.  All of these factors have contributed to the dangerous increase in health issues in our country. In today’s world it has become increasingly important to educate people about making healthy choices and eating well. Cardiologist in Detroit specialists, for example, highly emphasize patient education to promote heart health and prevent disease. However, people did not always need to … Continue reading


Skechers Toning Shoes Accused of False Weight Loss Claims

Sometimes what seems too good to be true actually is. On Wednesday, Skechers agreed to pay $40 million to customers who bought their toning shoes and complained that they didn’t work. The toning shoe was advertised to build leg and abdominal muscles, better buttocks, and a slimmer body “without setting a foot in a gym”. Although no one claimed to get injured as a result of the shoes or needed a personal injury lawyer specialist, for example, customers were very disappointed and angry at Skechers for making such false claims. Toning shoes have a rocker-shape sole that is designed to create … Continue reading


TV Watching May Contribute to Poor Eating in Young Students

While we have long known that watching too much TV can be harmful to our health by contributing to a sedentary and inactive lifestyle, now we are also paying attention to how it can cause us to eat poorly, especially children.  Recently, a national survey that was conducted on more than 12,000 students from 5th grade to 10th grade revealed that watching television is linked to unhealthy snacking and unhealthy eating throughout the entire day. Weight loss experts help this patients learn how to practice not only healthy eating, healthy practices in general. Television is a very difficult factor to … Continue reading


Obesity Prevention Program for Young Girls Proved Unsuccessful

A school health program designed to prevent obesity among Australian girls did not help change diet, physical activity or body weight after a year, according to researchers. The program was intended to prevent adulthood obesity through integrating diet, exercise and nutrition workshops into high school and middle school education for lower-income girls. Unfortunately this program to teach young girls at a young age how to maintain a healthy lifestyle over time proved unsuccessful, as well as other similar programs with the same intent. What researchers found is that during middle school and high school girl’s physical activity dramatically declines. In … Continue reading