There is a lot of misinformation and misconceptions out there surrounding STIs (sexually transmitted infections), especially around Human Papillomavirus, also known as HPV. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HPV is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the United States. Learn the facts about HPV and how to stay healthy.
It's that time again: Back to School!
When your kids are at home it's easy to make sure they keep up with good health habits, but what about when they start school?
If you’ve ever had an issue with certain types of food, your first thought might be that you have an allergy—but that's not always the case. Researchers have estimated that up to 15 million Americans have food allergies. Food-related issues like delayed sensitivity or intolerance may cause other problems such as IBS, migraines, and fibromyalgia which unfortunately affect 60,000,000 Americans, with roughly 2/3 of them being women.
Diabetics need to take special care and give attention to their bodies, especially their feet. Small cuts and wounds are more vulnerable to infection to those with diabetes because diabetes causes damage to nerves and reduces the circulation of blood to the feet. Small injuries can turn into even larger complications because of this increased risk for diabetics. You can develop a sore or a blister that could lead to an infection and possibly lose a toe, foot, or even your leg as a result.
If you'd do anything to soothe that aching, tender feeling in your feet after a long day on them, you're not alone. Standing on your feet without rest for long periods of time can lead to a wide variety of issues as your feet support your entire body and your movements.