Seven Foods to Help You Fight Arthritis
It’s true. Certain foods can actually help to ease arthritis symptoms and improve your overall joint health. Along with the use of medications, a proper diet can curb the inflammatory responses from the body that cause pain. Eating the right foods
What Over-the-Counter (OTC) Medications and Vitamins Are Safe for Liver Transplant Recipients?
It is important to communicate all the medicines you are taking to your transplant team including prescription medications, over the counter medications, vitamins and herbal supplements. In Liver Transplant OTC Medications can be affected by other medications or supplements you
How Transplant Patients Should Protect Themselves from Insect-borne Diseases
Summer is a great time to spend time outdoors, especially now when we are all trying to do more things outside. But it is also a time when we need to make sure that we protect ourselves from getting bitten
4 Tips for Female Runners
Spring is in the air, and you might be feeling the urge to get out and move. Running seems like a great option; after all, you get to spend time outside where it’s peaceful and quiet. But starting a running
Can You Drink Alcohol After Weight Loss Surgery?
People considering weight-loss surgery often ask if it is possible to safely incorporate alcohol into a healthy diet and lifestyle after surgery. The short answer is “yes,” but gradually and with modifications. Below are reasons why. Altered metabolism Research shows that blood
Is Bariatric Surgery Safe?
When considering bariatric surgery, or any surgical procedure, it is normal to have concerns about safety. Here we examine the benefits and risks of weight-loss surgery to help you decide if it is right for you. Risks of Bariatric Surgery When compared to the
5 Myths About Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
Some medical conditions have the potential to change your life, and once diagnosed, you’ll naturally want to learn as much as possible about them. Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a perfect example. Women with PCOS have a hormonal imbalance and metabolism
Tips for having healthy joints
As the connections between your bones, joints will sustain a certain amount of wear-and-tear as we age. Remaining pain- and arthritis-free requires practicing good joint preservation techniques. The following tips for healthy joints with care as they age. Movement Every day, move
Stem cell transplant info and health tips
Why stem cells are so important? Stem cells make red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets. We need all of these types of blood cells to keep us alive. For these blood cells to do their jobs, you need to have enough of
What can I do in my daily life to lower my risk of heart disease?
Even when you have several risk factors for heart disease, there are things you can do to improve your chances of avoiding it. You know you should eat healthy, exercise, and quit smoking. Here are some other steps you can take: