Posts Categorized: Health Awareness

A Dog’s Nose: Sniffing out Seizures

Seizure Alert Dogs

Seizures can be caused by many different types of ailments. Epilepsy is one of the more common illnesses that causes seizures. It’s a neurological disorder that one out of 26 Americans will be diagnosed with over a lifetime. It’s estimated that roughly 150,000 Americans are diagnosed with epilepsy every year. Seizures are dangerous; they can…

Diet Versus Exercise for Maintaining Weight Loss

Diet Versus Exercise

Maintaining a healthy weight is essential to the health of an individual. Being overweight can result in all kinds of health complications down the line. Losing weight is often done through a specific diet in addition to exercise. Unfortunately, keeping that weight off can be a real challenge. It’s why there’s been a regular debate as…

Household Safety: Preventing Poisoning

As careful as people are about preventing poisoning, it still happens more than you might think. In fact, it’s the number one cause of injury death, having killed more people than car accidents. It’s estimated that 50 percent of all poison exposures happen to children under the age of six, while 92% of poison-related deaths…

Treating High Blood Pressure at Home

Treating High Blood Pressure

Many Americans suffer from high blood pressure (also referred to as “hypertension”). Hypertension is a huge risk factor for heart disease and stroke as well as other dangerous health problems. This means if you have high blood pressure, you need to treat it. Fortunately, there are ways of treating high blood pressure at home.  High…

Is Weekend Sleeping-In Bad for Your Health?

Sleeping-In

After a hard week of work, it’s not surprising that many people try to sleep-in during the weekend. The importance of sleep is well known, but sleeping-in may not actually be a healthy habit. Sleeping-In on the Weekend Won’t Help A study was recently conducted at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. It focused on…