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What Makes Spinach So Healthy?
Adding more spinach to your diet is a good way to eat healthier. Spinach (Spinacia oleracea) is one of the most nutrient-rich leafy vegetables. Raw or cooked, it contains vitamins, minerals, and fiber. It's also low in sugar and calories. You can use spinach as a simple salad or side dish, but its potential in meal prep is limitless.
How to Balance Circadian Rhythms
Have you ever had jet lag or felt "off" for days after the switch to daylight saving time? That's what happens when your circadian rhythms are out of sync. Think of circadian rhythms as your body's biological clock—any disruption can affect sleep and overall health.
Can You Work With Osteoporosis?
Whether you can work with osteoporosis depends on many things. For example, how advanced it is, the type of work you do, and whether you can make safe workplace adjustments.
Practical Tips and Life Hacks for Living With Epilepsy
If you're living with epilepsy, you already know that it takes more than medication to manage the condition. It takes a partnership between you and your healthcare provider. Your preferences and goals should be incorporated into the treatment plan.
Where Can Psoriasis Appear on the Body?
Psoriasis is characterized by raised areas of inflamed skin and can develop just about anywhere on the body. But different forms of psoriasis tend to appear in certain areas.
Is There a Female Viagra?
Though often called "female Viagra," Addyi (flibanserin) and Vyleesi (bremelanotide) are designed to enhance sexual desire in females, but they do not affect physical performance. Viagra (sildenafil) is not approved for use in females.
November Is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month
Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia. This progressive brain disease develops slowly but has a huge impact on those who are living with it, their families, and caregivers. The number of people living with Alzheimer’s disease is growing. The ripple effect is straining families, communities, and the healthcare system, yet talking about the disease on a personal level can be difficult.
What Is Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?
Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is a condition that involves profound, long-term fatigue, brain fog, and other symptoms. Diseases commonly associated with CFS include anxiety and depression, fibromyalgia, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), and allergies or drug sensitivities.
Your Guide to Applying for Disability Benefits for MS
It’s possible for some people with multiple sclerosis (MS) to continue working indefinitely. But research suggests that about 70% of people with MS are no longer working 10 years after their diagnosis. How long a person can work may depend on how severe their symptoms are and, of course, the type of work they do.
The Latest Treatment Advances in Dry Eye Syndrome
Dry eye syndrome is a common condition that can have a big impact on quality of life. Treating the underlying causes of dry eye may help relieve symptoms.
What to Know About Invasive Cervical Cancer
Invasive cervical cancer is when cancer spreads beyond the cervix. Most cervical cancers are caused by HPV. When caught early, cervical cancer is often curable, and early detection has increased with current screening methods.
September 2023 Is Blood Cancer Awareness Month
What do leukemia, lymphoma, and myeloma have in common? They’re all blood cancers. According to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, more than 1.5 million people today are living with or in remission from blood cancer.
Stigma and Disclosure with Ulcerative Colitis
Ulcerative colitis is one condition that makes up inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Having any chronic disease can be stressful, perhaps more so when many symptoms are largely “invisible” to others. But symptoms that come on suddenly...
What Is Metastatic Cancer?
Metastatic cancer is cancer that has spread from its original location to a distant part of the body. Most metastatic cancers are not curable, although people with well-controlled metastatic cancer can live for many years.
Ovarian cancer starts in cells on or in an ovary. Early symptoms tend to be mild, allowing it to spread to the fallopian tube or other organs within the pelvic area before it's detected.
Ovarian cancer can develop at any age. But it's most common in postmenopausal women.