Menopausal Women And Heart Disease: How Can A Good Night's Sleep Keep You Healthy?

If you recently entered menopause, you may worry a great deal about your health, especially your heart. Although menopause can place you at risk for cardiovascular disease, you can keep your heart healthy by eating well and by getting six to eight hours of sleep per night. Here's how a good night's sleep keeps your heart healthy during menopause. How Does Get Sufficient Sleep Help Your Heart? Menopause can make it difficult to sleep during the night, especially if you experience intense hot flashes or night sweats. [Read More]

Diabetic Foot Care: Keeping Feet Healthy In Spite Of The Disease

Without proper care, diabetes can affect multiple body systems. Feet can easily become problems for anyone with diabetes because blood circulation can slow and oxygenated, nutrient-rich blood reaches the feet more slowly. In addition, some diabetics suffer foot nerve pain or have other nerve problems. Therefore, special attention and focus should be on your feet if you have the disease; the following should be done frequently: Look for Cuts or Sores [Read More]

Tips On Choosing A Primary Care Physician

Some insurance companies will assign a primary care physician for you, but you are generally always welcome to choose your own too. These steps will help you pick someone who will be of great service to you.  Make Sure They Accept Your Insurance Before you begin, check on the intended primary care physician's website to see if they accept your insurance company. That may weed out some offices right away.  [Read More]

Understanding Long-Term And Short-Term Asthma Treatments

If you have a child who has recently been diagnosed with an asthma condition, then you should know that treatment is necessary to control the condition properly. Asthma treatment falls into two categories and includes long-term and immediate treatment. Keep reading to learn about a few differences between the treatment types: Long-Term Medicines Stop Symptoms From Occurring Long-term treatment medications are meant to reduce the inflammation in the airways that cause asthma symptoms to occur in the first place. [Read More]