When’s the last time you donated blood? Unless you’ve been in a situation where blood donation was life-saving, or a group you belong to hosts a blood drive, perhaps you’ve never given it much thought. If that’s the case, you’re not alone. Stats show fewer than 10% of us who could donate blood actually do it. Yet, someone needs blood every 2 seconds in the United States!
It’s obvious that donating blood is a huge health benefit to others. But, did you know there are also health benefits for the donor? I’m sharing 4 health reasons to become a donor…
Today's blog is a guest post by Dr. Anita Bennett, M.D. of eDocAmerica.
We have known for many years that high blood pressure increases your risk for a variety of conditions, including heart disease, stroke, kidney failure, vascular disease, and vision loss. We have also known that older adults with longstanding high blood pressure have some atrophy, or shrinkage, of the brain.
Got the winter blues? Trouble sleeping at night? Can't find the sunshine even when the sun is out? You might need to check your Vitamin D levels!
About a year ago, I discovered my Vitamin D was "critically low." A simple bottle of Vitamin D3 from the local store and one week later, my symptoms had all subsided. Wow! Could it really be that simple?
Today, I'm sharing 3 things I learned from my Vitamin D deficiency journey...
Are you considering LASIK surgery? Maybe you've worn glasses or contacts for years, like me. I got glasses in the 2nd grade. Let me just say that 30+ years ago, the options for children's glasses all had one thing in common: oversized!
Now, I'm 8 years post-LASIK and reflecting on my tips to determine if it's right for you….
Today's blog is a guest post by Dr. Ken Davidson, M.D. of eDocAmerica.
Around six million people go to the emergency department each year with chest pain. In many cases, the determination has to be made as to whether the chest pain is due to a relatively minor condition or to a life-threatening process. Often this means making the distinction between heartburn (a gastrointestinal condition) and angina or heart attack (heart-related conditions), since these can all present with similar symptoms.
Have you ever ridden a roller coaster with an automated camera that takes your picture at a dramatic point of the ride? Your photo is displayed on a screen when you exit. This happened to me and what I saw on the screen was MUCH scarier than the ride itself – it was my scalp!