Can people with type 2 diabetes eat honey?

People with diabetes are often told they should not eat sweets and other foods that contain sugar because they may cause a spike in blood sugar levels. So, could honey be a healthful alternative to sugar-filled sweets and snacks? Blood sugar (glucose) levels are the amounts of sugar found in the blood. Sugar is the... Continue Reading →

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Link Between Chronic Illness and Depression

Chronic illness and pain are generally associated with increased risk for depression, and depression is a common complication of being sick and in pain. In fact, the Cleveland Clinic reports that at least one-third of people living with a serious health condition will experience symptoms of depression. Serious illnesses will bring out incredible challenges and... Continue Reading →

Exercises for Relief From Low Back Pain

Stretches for Back Pain  The American Chiropractic Association reports that 31 million Americans experience low-back pain. One study, reported in the Annals of Rheumatic Disease, finds that 1 in 10 people worldwide are affected by low back pain. Americans spend at least $50 billion every year to treat back pain. Low back pain is also... Continue Reading →

Coping With AFib in the Hot Summer Months

Managing Atrial Fibrillation in Summer Atrial fibrillation (AFib) is a condition that causes a fast, fluttering heart beat called arrhythmia. The American Heart Association reports at least 2.7 million Americans are living with AFib. Symptoms of AFib include general fatigue, rapid or irregular heartbeat, dizziness, weakness, shortness of breath, faintness or confusion, sweating, or chest... Continue Reading →

What to Know About Disability for Rheumatoid Arthritis

Social Security and Rheumatoid Arthritis Disability Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) affects 1.3 million people in the United States, according to the American College of Rheumatology. It is the most common autoimmune form of inflammatory arthritis. RA is caused when your immune system (your body’s defense system) stops working and attacks healthy cells because it believes they are... Continue Reading →

How Common Is Kidney Cancer?

Kidney Cancer’s Prevalence If you have been diagnosed with kidney cancer, you have many questions, including whether you are the only one living with this type of cancer and what the statistics are for risk factors, treatment success, and survival rates. Here is some information about kidney cancer and its various statistics. Prevalence Last year,... Continue Reading →

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