Health and Wellness

“Health Numbers” You Need to Know

Are you at risk for developing diabetes or hypertension? Is your cholesterol elevated? Are you at risk for cardiovascular disease? Most people do not know if they are at risk or if they even have these diseases and do not know. Are you overweight or obese? If you do not know then you need to see your health care provider and find out, ask questions, and take responsibility for your health. Do you know your “health” numbers? By Paul Villaire FNP-BC

Sitting Increases Risk of Death From 14 Diseases

MONDAY, July 2, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Get up off of the couch: Sitting too much may kill you even if you exercise regularly.

If you sit for six hours a day or more, your risk of dying early jumps 19 percent, compared with people who sit fewer than three hours, an American Cancer Society study suggests.
By Steven Reinberg
HealthDay Reporter

What’s Your Diagnosis ?

A 24 year old male with a 3 week history of rash on his arms and legs, onset after completing a 2 week Hazmat training course where he spent multiple hours in a full hazmat suit in hot humid weather. He denies fevers or recent illness. States rash is mildly itchy and he has been applying over the counter Hydrocortisone 1% cream without improvement. What’s your diagnosis?  a. Psoriasis. b. Contact Dermatitis c. Lichen Simplex d. Tinea Corporis

Physical Activity Decreases Heart Disease

Do you want to prevent heart disease? Are you interested in possibly reversing damage to your heart vessels? Well, the research supports these claims. We all know the factors that contribute to heart disease; hypertension, smoking, diabetes, elevated cholesterol, obesity, and poor diet, but did you know that inactivity is also a risk factor. In developed countries heart disease is the number one cause of death. By Paul Villaire FNP-BC

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