If you suffer from arthritis, you know it is a chronic disease and that it is an umbrella term that describes over 100 different diseases that result in tissue inflammation or degeneration of the cartilage and inevitably results in swelling, pain, and stiffness. Many people have heard diet affects arthritis, both for the good and for the bad. IfRead More →

According to the National Institute on Aging, “as many as 2.4 to 4.5 million Americans are living with [Alzheimer’s Disease (AD)],” and, as the American population ages, some experts believe as many as 41 million people will be affected by the year 2020. AD progresses over time and basically goes through three broad stages—the firstRead More →

Motor skill, fatigue, and vision problems are common MS symptoms, and they can make daily tasks challenging. However, most MS sufferers learn to cope and lead satisfying and full lives. Although there’s currently no cure for MS, there are tips available to deal with motor skill issues, fatigue, and vision problems, and hereRead More →

MyRapidMD’s Emergency Service Profile (ESP) maintains your medical history on your cell phone. That’s important because if an emergency strikes or an accident happens, care givers have easy access to the information. All you have to do is hand your phone to responding emergency personnel. Information that can be stored includes “blood type, allergies, medications, pacemakers;Read More →

Menstruation can be a difficult time for some women, particularly if PMS symptoms strike. PMS is often thought of as a combination of emotional, physical, and psychological symptoms related to a women’s monthly menstrual cycle, and symptoms can include everything from bloating, cramps, and headaches to fatigue, breast tenderness, and mood swings. Some studiesRead More →

Poor concentration can be caused for hundreds of reasons, including anxiety, depression, drowsiness, fatigue, inattention, illness, or medication side effects. In fact, several web sites indicate there are over 175 reasons for lack of concentration, and, with so many possibilities, it may be hard to pinpoint precisely what you should do to improve concentration. One thingRead More →

People affected by multiple sclerosis or MS often have trouble sleeping. In fact, one study showed that MS sufferers have significantly higher sleep problems than the general population or other chronic disease sufferers. Lack of sleep has the potential to worsen MS symptoms, and, for that reason, it is particularly important MS sufferers get a goodRead More →

In her book, The Age of Miracles: Embracing the New Midlife, Marianne Williams suggests that midlife is a time of transition “for one part of ourselves to die and for something new to be born.”  This seems to be particularly true for Americans over the age of sixty-five and is aRead More →

PMS is often associated with emotional, physical, and psychological symptoms, and, similar to this woman, you may feel as if you need to carry a gun during your monthly period. Various studies have suggested a variety of factors—such as exercise, food, and alcohol—may affect PMS. Studies have also shown certain foods seemRead More →