According to the National Stroke Association, not only do almost 800,000 people here in the U.S. suffer a new or recurring stroke every year, but strokes are also the nation's fifth leading cause of death. Consider also that strokes are currently the leading cause of disability among U.S. adults.
Continue reading How much do you know about a life-changing stroke surgery?
Thanks to last year's Ice Bucket Challenge, millions of dollars in donations were raised to aid in the fight against amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS. In addition to generating these funds, the challenge served to raise awareness such that more than ever people now have an understanding of just how devastating this condition can prove to be.
Continue reading May is ALS Awareness Month
The Institute of Medicine, an independent, nonprofit organization started back in 1970 under the charter of the National Academy of Sciences, recently published the results of a study sponsored by the Social Security Administration designed to assess the value of increased psychological testing in disability determinations.
It's almost inevitable that immediately prior to any doctor appointment that you will hear the sound of the Velcro tearing on a blood pressure cuff. That's because medical professionals want to be aware if you are suffering from high blood pressure, or hypertension, as this can affect not only any treatment they might provide, but also your general health.
Continue reading CDC report: Hypertension-related deaths jump over 60 percent
It may seem hard to believe but the start of the 2015 Major League Baseball season is now only weeks away, meaning Rangers fans will soon be filing into Global Life Park in Arlington to support the team in its quest to secure a spot atop the standings.
Continue reading Examining a former Yankee's quest for SSD disability benefits
Statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reveal that roughly 15 million adults here in the U.S. are suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, while another 19 million adults suffer from asthma. Furthermore, CDC statistics show that while roughly 3,500 people die from asthma every year, more than 130,000 people die from COPD every year.
Continue reading Do you understand the difference between asthma and COPD?
While you may question why it is that an entire month has been devoted to raising awareness about the importance of maintaining good heart health, consider that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has identified heart disease as the leading cause of death, meaning it is behind one out of every four deaths here in the U.S.
Continue reading Dedicated to helping those with heart problems
Today we'll resume our previous discussion of lupus, an autoimmune disease that affects millions of Americans. Specifically, we'll continue providing some basic background information with the aim of helping the public better understand this debilitating and sometimes deadly condition.
Statistics show that as many as 1.5 Americans are currently living with lupus and that there are over 16,000 new cases of this debilitating disease diagnosed here in the U.S. every year. Yet despite the prevalence of this condition, many people across the nation know relatively little about what it is and how it is treated.
Continue reading Providing some insight on lupus, a debilitating autoimmune disease
Statistics from the American College of Rheumatology show that well over one million people here in the U.S., the majority of them women, suffer from rheumatoid arthritis.
Continue reading Study links rheumatoid arthritis to elevated risk of heart disease