Eating disorders are not physical, but psychiatric illness. Eating disorders can be driven by social factors such as the media’s ad depictions of beauty. These disorders can also be driven by our environmental exposure as well. Environmental factors include bullying, OCD, depression, and other life stressors. Of all of the mental health disorders, ED’s have the highest mortality rate.
What is Graves Disease?...Graves disease is an autoimmune disorder of the thyroid that causes an overproduction of thyroid hormones.
Millions of people around the world are diagnosed with heart valve disease each year. In America, more than 5 million people are diagnosed each year. Although the incidence of valve disease grows increases with age, the Washington University School of Medicine states that “more than 60 percent of heart valve replacement procedures are performed in women.”
This week is Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week. According to the CDC , 40,000 children are born each year with a Congenital Heart Defect (CHD). On average, 25% of these children will require surgical treatment during their infancy.
From the local doctor to Dr. Oz, Flax seed has been in the media lately. But can flax seed really improve your health, or is it all hype?