It’s hard to find a wellness trend that has enjoyed more sustained buzz than yoga. The number of people practicing yoga in the United States grew more than 50 percent from 2012 to 2016, according to data. The survey found that people who practice yoga are more likely to be active in other forms of exercise like running or… Continue reading All About Yoga: Poses, Types, Benefits, and More
The Gold Medal Fitness Challenge
How’s your fitness going? Whether you’re stuck in an exercise rut of doing the same workouts week after week and not seeing the progress you want, are worn out from your workouts, or are struggling to make time for workouts, incorporating each of these key areas of exercise into your workout routine can help you… Continue reading The Gold Medal Fitness Challenge
Kidney Stone Pain and How to Treat It
Pain is the most common symptom of kidney stones, and, unfortunately, it can be excruciating. (1) Many women describe the pain of passing a kidney stone as “worse than childbirth,” notes Seth K. Bechis, MD, an associate professor of urology at UC San Diego Health. That said, the pain does vary from person to person,… Continue reading Kidney Stone Pain and How to Treat It
White Claw and Other Spiked Seltzer Is Popular, but Is It Healthy?
Some alcoholic drinks have been given a so-called health halo. Vodka sodas are low in calories, red wine has antioxidants, and straight-up tequila is many keto dieters’ shot of choice thanks to its low carb count. Now you can add spiked seltzers to this list. You’ve certainly seen these around, because they’ve exploded in popularity this… Continue reading White Claw and Other Spiked Seltzer Is Popular, but Is It Healthy?
Integrative, Alternative, and Complementary Approaches: Guide to Natural Holistic Medicine
Nearly one-third of Americans say they use alternative health approaches, also known as complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). And if you’ve ever attended a yoga class, taken a breath to destress, or received a massage, you can count yourself as someone who’s tested out this approach. Here’s a look at what these terms mean, their… Continue reading Integrative, Alternative, and Complementary Approaches: Guide to Natural Holistic Medicine
What Is Vitamin D?
You probably already know that vitamin D helps build and maintain strong bones. You may even know that it's produced in your body when the sun’s ultraviolet B (UVB) rays shine on your skin, as the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health notes. But you may be less familiar with what vitamin D is… Continue reading What Is Vitamin D?
What Is Vertigo? Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention
If you have vertigo, you may feel like you’re moving or spinning when you’re not. Or you may feel like your surroundings are in motion when they aren’t. Many people describe vertigo as feeling dizzy, but it’s different from being light-headed. Simple movements are unusually intense for people with vertigo, and the condition can impact… Continue reading What Is Vertigo? Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention
Vaginal Prolapse – Causes, Types, Pessary Device, Surgery & Transvaginal Mesh
Learn what can cause the vagina and other pelvic organs to fall from their normal position. Vaginal prolapse happens when the vagina falls from its normal location inside the pelvis toward the opening of the vagina. In severe cases of prolapse, the vagina may protrude outside the vaginal opening. Vaginal prolapse seldom involves just the… Continue reading Vaginal Prolapse – Causes, Types, Pessary Device, Surgery & Transvaginal Mesh
What Is Vaginal Flatulence? Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention
Vaginal flatulence, also known as vaginal flatus, or queef, is an emission of trapped air from the vagina. Vaginal flatulence is both common and completely normal. It most frequently occurs during sexual activity or exercise. Overwhelmingly, it doesn’t pose any gynecological health risks. Signs and Symptoms of Vaginal Flatulence Whether you call it a queef,… Continue reading What Is Vaginal Flatulence? Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention
Vaccine Tracker: When and Where to Get All Your Vaccinations
Vaccines, preparations that are typically injected to stimulate the body’s immune response to a disease, have been around since the late 18th century, when English doctor Edward Jenner discovered what soon became the smallpox vaccine. Nearly two centuries later, the immunity that this vaccine provided eradicated smallpox across the world. Once history making, what are now… Continue reading Vaccine Tracker: When and Where to Get All Your Vaccinations