Diseases | Health Eagle - Part 4

Archives for Diseases

Give Your Heart a Valentine

by Lori Sciame February 11th, 2011 | Diseases, Health Research, Heart Health
This Valentine’s Day, show your heart some love. Since 1963, February has been known as “American Heart Month.” Since heart disease is America’s number one killer, it makes sense to make your heart a priority, not only this month, but every month of the year.

In 2010, an estimated 785,000 Americans had a new coronary attack, and about 470,000 had a recurrent attack. About every 25 seconds, an American will have a coronary event, and about one every minute will die from one (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). In essence, heart disease touches all
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Another Reason to Get Off the Couch

by MPK January 10th, 2011 | Diseases, Heart Health
You already know that sitting on the couch and watching television for hours is not good for your health.  Chances are if you watch many hours of programming, you are overweight, not exercising enough, and possibly have high cholesterol.  Studies also have shown that young children who watch excessive amounts of television tend to be more likely to have Attention Deficit Disorder.  If this knowledge isn't enough, there is another study that illustrates the ill effects of television.

The Scottish Health Study, released in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, reports on the dangers of watching television. 
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Strep Throat

by MPK December 17th, 2010 | Diseases
In the midst of winter, there always seems to be a barrage of colds and viruses among school-age children.  Many of these illnesses are viral and require not much more than rest and hydration to cure them.  However, sometimes that sore throat is a bacterial infection, known as strep throat.  After receiving the official diagnosis from your doctor and the antibiotics from your pharmacist, what else can be done?

Dr. Thomas Seman, President of North Shore Pediatrics, offers the following suggestions:

  • Drink cold liquids to soothe the throat

  • Alternately, drink hot liquids to soothe the throat

  • Gargle with antiseptic mouthwash

  • Take NSAIDs, such as
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What’s in YOUR turkey?

by Bea November 12th, 2010 | Diet, Diseases, Health News

Now that Halloween has passed the holiday season is almost upon us. Before it's time to make all your favorite holiday dishes, let’s take a look at some not widely published information.   Each year the CDC takes a look at the amount of fecal matter found in retail meat.  We will focus on three common viruses found in meat: Salmonella, Campylobacter, and E. Coli.

Starting with Salmonella: last year the percent of retail meat samples, which included chicken breasts, ground turkey, ground beef, and pork chops, with the highest positive finding of Salmonella was ground turkey.  Ground turkey came in
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An Anonymous Ailment

by TJ Davis September 24th, 2010 | Cancer, Diseases
What do a US senator, an actor, a football fullback, a district judge and a rock legend have in common? Two things: they are all men, and they all survived breast cancer. Male breast cancer is like an anonymous ailment - no one really hears about it - but about one percent of all breast cancer cases occur in men. That may sound like a small number, but it translates into approximately 2,000 diagnosed cases annually and around 400 deaths. Primary risk factors for men include having family members that have been identified with the hereditary breast cancer gene,
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