Other Disease & Disorders

Heart Attacks in Women More Common in Those Who Eat Sugary Foods

An Italian study of 47,749 adults, including 15, 171 men and 32,578 women, concluded that a diet consisting largely of certain high-carbohydrate foods can increase the chance of heart disease by up to 50% in women. A diet rich in foods with a high glycemic index (i.e., white bread, sweets) increases the levels of blood glucose and triglycerides (harmful fats) in the blood stream. Furthermore, this food seems to reduce levels of HDL (good cholesterol), and thus increasing the chance for heart disease. This study concluded that men were far less affected by these types of foods than women.high glycemic index foods Read More…

Asbestos Health Risks in an Older Home

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Exposure to asbestos can lead to serious health problems and even mesothelioma. Many of us who invest in older homes see it as an opportunity to make a new home from one that served an earlier generation.  Restoring and remodeling can be energized by your goal to make the house your own, but there can be hidden – and not so hidden – toxic problems that you need to address as well. Being cautious around possible asbestos products is essential when remodeling any home. Read More…

Obesity Costs the United States How Much Money!…

Have you ever wondered what the actual cost of obesity is to America? Obesity is a huge problem that is growing year after year, and some estimates say that obese adults will make up over 40% of the U.S. population by 2018 if things don’t change. Today, it is estimated that over $79 million is spent annually on treating obesity, and over 100,000 people die each year because they are overweight or obese. At the rate that obesity is growing, the U.S. will spend about $344 billion on health care related to obesity by 2018! Have a look at the graphic on the next page for a detailed overview of the problem… Read More…

Swine Flu Now Considered a National Emergency According to Obama

President Obama declared the swine flu pandemic a “national emergency” this past Saturday. The H1N1 flu strand – aka “swine flu” – has become widespread across 46 states in the U.S. and experts believe that it could get worse. There have been delays in the delivery of swine flu vaccines to health care facilities, so what’s going on?
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Relieve Symptoms of Cold and Flu with an All-Natural Nasal Spray

Cold and flu season is in full force and many people have no doubt made a trip to the pharmacy to pickup some form of medication to help relieve the symptoms. Nasal sprays can help relieve symptoms of nasal congestion and sinus pressure that can lead to headaches. The advantage of nasal sprays is that they offer instant relief rather than having to wait 30 minutes or so for the medicine to kick in. At PromoteHealth.info, we try to focus on natural treatments, so I recently tried out an all-natural nasal spray called Sinus Buster. Read More…

Medical Tourism: One Way to Get Cheaper Health Care

medical-tourism-health-careI watched a story on CNN yesterday about something called “medical tourism”. Medical tourism is basically a term used to describe someone who goes across international borders to receive health care at a lesser rate. I had never heard of the term before, so I decided to do a little research on it and I was surprised at what I found. Read More…

Tips for Coping with a Chronic Condition

Finding out that you or a loved one has a chronic illness can be a devastating discovery. There are a flood of emotions that rush through you: denial, resentment, anger, sadness, just to name a few. You probably think: “why did this have to happen to me, or my loved one?” You can rest assured that these are all normal emotions and there’s no need to feel ashamed for having these kinds of emotions. Read More…

Men are from Mars, Woman from Venus – even in health related issues

Just as the famous book proclaims, Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus,medical researchers have realized that men’s health differs greatly from that of women’s health. The appearance and origins of several illnesses and even the road to recovery can differ.
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The Five Best Preventative Strategies to combat Cancer

According to the NCI (National Cancer Institute) fact book heart disease (32.1%) and cancer (23.4%) are the two most common causes of death in the United States. According to the book Cancer Statistics (1999), in the USA alone over 1500 people die each day from cancer-related causes. The four major functional systems or areas in the body that can be affected by cancer include: The Genital System, Digestive System, Respiratory System and the Breast. These systems/areas account for more than 60% of new cancer cases each year and more than 55% of cancer related deaths annually.
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General Practitioner, Specialist or Self-Doctor?…What’s Best for Both Your Health and Wallet?

This topic can be debated until the end of time and every person can decide for him or herself which is the best choice. When most people get sick, they will either see a doctor or self-treat until they either get better or a lot worse. So, Which way is best?
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