How To Monitor Your Own Blood Pressure Your blood pressure (BP) may be too high and you might not even know it. It’s estimated that one-third of the 50 million Americans who have high blood pressure (hypertension) don’t even know it. Prescription: Exercise. So you’re ready to exercise… Why Should I Exercise? But I’m happy […]

The Power of the Mind

Expectation is a powerful force in sickness and in health. Psychological factors do indeed influence the course of illness, though we’re a long way from understanding how this works. According to Dr. Herbert Benson, president of the Mind & Body Medical Institute at Harvard Medical School, the placebo (a dummy drug or treatment that has […]

Mental Fitness

Anxiety Disorders Most people experience feelings of anxiety before an important event such as a big exam, business presentation or first date. Anxiety disorders, however, are illnesses that cause people to feel frightened, distressed and uneasy for no apparent reason. Left untreated, these disorders can dramatically reduce productivity and significantly diminish an individual’s quality of […]


Gallup Survey Shows Americans On High-Protein, Low-Carbohydrate Fad Diets Are Cutting Out Healthy Foods Fad diets and bad nutritional advice are spurring Americans to cut healthy foods such as rice, pasta, bread and cereals from their daily consumption, according to a new Gallup Organization survey. Triglycerides Triglyceride is the main type of fat transported by […]


All About Inguinal Hernia’s A Hernia is a defect in a wall or lining that allows the extrusion of tissues normally contained by that wall. Laparoscopic Hernia Repair Benefits People whose groin (inguinal) hernias are repaired using a laparoscopic method recover more rapidly and have fewer repeat hernias than others treated with standard open surgery, […]

Health Law

“Health Law” is a generic term used to refer to the various types of state and federal laws and regulations which govern the health, business and legal interests of patients, health care providers and third party payers such as the government, insurance companies, and HMO’s. Health laws impact patients, hospitals, clinics and other institutional and […]


Oral Contraceptives Though there were concerns that the old high-dose Pill could increase the risk of heart disease, the new low-dose formulations contain only a quarter of the estrogen and one-tenth the progestin and have decreased the risks of all adverse effects. The surprise, though, is that the health benefits of OCs go beyond contraception, and […]

Walk This Way

At a competitive extreme, walking is a track event. At the casual end of things, it is a suprisingly effective strategy for lifelong health. Heart disease is the number one cause of death in the United States. Exercise can prevent or combat heart disease. Research consistently confirms that ongoing exercise can drastically reduce your risk […]

Heart Health

First Heart Attack Risk Test This test will help you figure your risk of a first heart attack. Fill in your points for each risk factor. Then total them to find out your risk. Walk this way Exercise can prevent or combat heart, disease. Research consistently confirms that ongoing exercise can drastically reduce vour risk […]

Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM)

JaxMed recommended Link: University of California at Berkeley’s Wellness Guide to Supplements Herbal Remedy, Ma Huang (Ephedrine), is Not Heart Healthy As more Americans seek relief from a variety of medical ailments with herbal and alternative remedies, researchers have found that one of these treatments may cause serious health problems. Horse Chestnut Seed Extract For […]