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Obesity

What is Obesity? Obesity is a weight that is higher than what is considered a healthy weight for a given height. Overweight and obesity can result from an energy imbalance or excess fat in the body....

E-cigarettes (Electronic Cigarettes)

Electronic cigarettes, also known as e-cigarettes, e-cigs, e-hookah, vape pens, vapes, tank systems, and electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS), have recently gained popularity over...

Can Cinnamon Cure Diabetes?

There are many uses for cinnamon. Cinnamon can help to add a sweet flavor to foods without adding sugar, but is cinnamon one of the next “super foods” that could cure diabetes? Before you rush out...

Heart Disease

Heart disease is the third most common chronic disease in terms of prevalence. Heart disease affects both men and women and it causes about 610,000 deaths in the United States each year. Risk...

Sleep

Sleeping is a basic human need that has become increasingly more important from a public health perspective. Sleep is related to physical health, mental health, emotional health, and daily...

Stress Management

What is Stress? Stress is a process in which environmental demands strain an organism’s adaptive capacity resulting in both psychological demands as well as biological changes that could place at...

Stroke

A stroke is a “brain attack” in which blood flow to the brain is cut off either by a blockage a blood vessel rupture. Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in America. Stroke prevalence and...

Hypertension

Hypertension, also known as high blood pressure, is a chronic condition that affects 1/3 of those over age 20 and 2/3 of those over age 60. Hypertension is a result of a higher than normal force of...

Diabetes

Diabetes can be a debilitating chronic condition that is characterized by elevated blood glucose levels attributed to an inability to produce enough insulin or properly use insulin. About 29.1...

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