Do you know what your blood pressure is? Or even what it should be? Since February is American Heart Month, it's a great time to learn more about your heart — including your blood pressure.
Nerve pain is often described as a sharp, shocking pain that follows the path of a nerve. If you suffer from nerve pain (also called neuropathic pain or neuralgia), it's important to see a doctor as soon as possible to avoid damage to the nerves in your brain and spinal cord, as well as the peripheral nerves located throughout the rest of the body.
The good news is that it is possible to enjoy a healthy meal. In honor of American Heart Month, we're offering these eight tips for staying heart-healthy while dining out.
Let's face it: When you're sick with the flu, eating might not seem like an appealing idea. But your body needs nutrients and calories during illness more than ever. Good nutrition boosts your immune system, helping it fight the virus. You don't have to eat a lot, but the right foods can make all the difference in your recovery.
When a person experiences sudden, sharp back pain, they may say that they "threw out" their back. But what does that really mean?
If you often feel tired for no apparent reason, you may be suffering from anemia. Other symptoms of anemia include getting dizzy easily, pale or yellowish skin, an irregular heartbeat, shortness of breath, headache, chest pain and cold hands and feet.
Comfort foods — including soups, stews, pastas, casseroles and other hot dishes — are what we crave in the cold winter months. While many of these foods are good for the soul, they can also be pretty unhealthy.
Standing and walking can both take a toll on your posture and cause back pain. How can these simple, everyday actions hurt your back?
February is American Heart Month, and it's a great time to learn more about your heart health. Heart disease, which includes stroke and high blood pressure, causes one out of every three deaths in America. Heart disease is also a leading cause of serious illness and disability.
There are more ways to measure a person's fitness than just stepping on a scale. Body mass index (BMI) and body fat are both measurements used to determine a person's level of personal fitness and gauge their risk for conditions such as heart disease and diabetes.
What we know about nutrition and healthy foods has changed a lot over the last two decades, but even with this increased knowledge, nutrition experts still disagree on whether particular foods are healthy or not.
If you have heart disease or are at risk for it, here are some foods and activities to avoid.