Did you know that during 2013 alone, the American weight loss industry made almost $61 billion? This is largely because, as the media is constantly reminding us, we are a nation of overweight individuals. In fact, according to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK):
- More than 2 in 3 adults are considered to be overweight or obese.
- More than 1 in 3 adults are considered to be obese.
- More than 1 in 20 adults are considered to have extreme obesity.
Whether you’re a man or a woman, bringing up the topic of hair loss is sure to cause some tension for anyone suffering from it. After all, in today’s beauty obsessed world, each and every one of us want to have the thickest, healthiest head of hair possible. And although it can take a toll on your ego, there are also some health concerns that may be indicated by sudden hair loss.
If you’re reading this, you almost certainly love your children unconditionally. In other words, there’s essentially nothing that your children could possibly do that would make you love them any less. This is fantastic though, because unconditional love is a cornerstone for raising happy, healthy, well-rounded children.
As an adult, you recognize the importance of communication in a relationship, whether it’s between you and the checkout person at the supermarket; between you and those you work with; or between you and your spouse. But did you know that forming an open line of communication with your children is equally as important?
“Why don’t you just look at the bright side?”
Has anyone ever said this to you when something bad has happened? Admittedly, it can be difficult to remain positive while life is handing you lemons, and advice such as this often comes off as a bit “new age,” or even as pseudoscience. After all, up until the 20th century, “mind over matter” has often been overlooked by Western medicine. But as it turns out, there may a strong correlation between your emotional and your physical health.
Did you know that 20% of the U.S. population suffers from weekly heartburn? And for many of these patients, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) may be the underlying cause. But even though it has a funny name, this medical condition is no joke.
As such, in this article we’ll talk about what GERD is, how you can find out if it’s causing your heartburn, and what you can do to help alleviate some of its symptoms.
Regardless of age, insomnia is a widespread issue—whether you’ve suffered from it every night of your life, or only on an irregular basis. Regardless of how often it occurs though, insomnia can have a very real impact on your life, ultimately affecting your productivity, performance, and even your quality of life.
Although weight loss battles seem to be a recent phenomenon, the fact of the matter is that individuals have been trying to lose weight for one reason or another for centuries. However, patients often visit the Advanced Family Medicine office concerned about how to lose weight, and stressed about how they can keep it off once they do.
Because of this, we thought we’d discuss the 4 most important factors you can apply in order to lose weight and keep it off for the long run.
Consistent stress—whether from your environment or from yourself—is a huge problem in the U.S., not only for adults, but for children as well. After all, over stressed and unhealthy children grown into over stressed and unhealthy adults, which is what we’ll be focusing on today.
Did you know that, according to the American Cancer Society, more than 1.6 million Americans are expected to be diagnosed with cancer this year? And unfortunately, of these, more than 580,000 will die as a result.