Other Disease & Disorders

Swine Flu on the Rise in the U.S. According to CDC


Center for Disease Control and Prevention

By now we’ve all heard of the swine flu pandemic sweeping across Mexico and the U.S. at an alarming rate. As of noon EST, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) reports that there are 109 cases of swine flu spread across 11 states in the U.S., and the pandemic alert has been raised to Phase 5 (out of 6). Read More…

Cure for Diabetes?…Medical Experts Not So Sure Yet

obesity linked to type 2 diabetes
Diabetes is a disease that effects far too many people in the U.S., and that number is growing year after year. Today it’s estimated that about 18 million Americans have been diagnosed with diabetes, namely type 2 diabetes, but even more alarming is that 58 million more Americans are considered prediabetic and are in great danger of developing diabetes in the future – it’s truly an epidemic! Read More…

Walgreen’s to Offer Free Health Care to Unemployed Workers


Drugstore Walgreens is offering free health care at its in-store Take Care clinics to unemployed workers and their families who no longer have health care coverage as a result of the job loss. This massive undertaking to offer free care to jobless workers will be offered at all of Walgreen’s 341 Take Care clinics located in 35 markets around the U.S. Walgreen’s is calling their free health care initiative the “Take Care Recovery Plan”. Read More…

Biggest Cigarette Tax Increase in U.S. History

I noticed today that the government is set to pass the largest single tax increase on tobacco products in U.S. history! If there was ever a reason to quit smoking – aside from the fact that it slowly kills you – now is the time to kick the habit before this new tax eats away at your wallet. Read More…

Excessive Belly Fat in Men is a Serious Health Concern

Beer belly tattoo

Excessive belly fat, aka: “beer belly”, is one of the most common health problems as men get older. Women can also suffer from having excessive belly fat, although it’s far more common in men – just look around you!…It’s a serious problem! Belly fat can lead to serious health problems, so it’s important to address the issue asap. Read More…

Promising New Treatment for Rheumatoid Arthritis Involves Gene Therapy

rheumatoid arthritis x ray hands
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) affects well-over 1 million Americans and there’s no known cause of this chronic disease. A new study conducted by both American and German researchers has shown promising results in early stages of research, and it involves the use of gene therapy. Read More…

The Lowdown on Mesothelioma: Symptoms, Treatment & Attorney


Mesothelioma is a serious health issue almost always caused by the inhalation of asbestos. Often times symptons of mesothelioma don’t appear for 20-50 years after being exposed to asbestos, so it’s important to get checked out if you have ever worked in an environment that has been found to contain asbestos, including construction workers,  shipyard workers, asbestos miners, and even anyone who may have washed the clothes that contained asbestos! Read More…

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