Understanding high cholesterol

Understanding high cholesterol

Since high cholesterol has no symptoms, the only way to detect it is by getting a blood test. High cholesterol occurs when too much of one type of cholesterol (LDL) builds up in the walls of your arteries. The hardening of the arteries that results is known as...
What is Stress

What is Stress

Stress is a reaction of our body to changing situations. A state of tension is created when we respond to situations or pressures that we have nocontrol over. Originally, stress manifested itself in our bodies as a response to physical danger. All the body’s organs...
Cold or Flu! Here’s What to do

Cold or Flu! Here’s What to do

When most people think they’re ‘getting the flu’, what they are really experiencing is the ‘winter cold’ . (Except you guys, ‘man-flu’ is ten times worse and therefore will get a blog post all of its own…promise) But surely something so common couldn’t hurt this...
Breast cancer

Breast cancer

Breast cancer is cancer that forms in the cells of the breasts. After skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in women in The United States. Breast cancer can occur in both men and women, but it’s far more common in women. Substantial...
What is diabetes?

What is diabetes?

Diabetes is a condition where your body either does not produce enough insulin, or cannot properly use the insulin it produces. Insulin is a hormone produced by the pancreas. Your body uses insulin to properly convertthe sugars and starches in the foods we eat into...
Obesity

Obesity

Obesity is a complex disease involving an excessive amount of body fat. Obesity isn’t just a cosmetic concern. It is a medical problem that increases your risk of other diseases and health problems, such as heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure and...