It’s very likely that you or someone you know has heart disease. Heart disease is very serious: It is the most common cause of death in the U.S. and is responsible for one in every four deaths. While heart disease is very common, it’s also treatable if you know what to do. Having just a little more information can go a long way in protecting you and your loved ones from this dangerous condition.
Expecting mothers can get advice almost everywhere. But that advice can be confusing and stressful when trying to figure out what is best for you and your baby.
You may charge into the day full of energy, but by midafternoon a wave of sleepiness hits you. You find it hard to keep your eyes open, or you find yourself yawning. “Many people experience these late-in-the-day energy lags, but you can take steps to prevent them,” says Amanda Ramey, St. Claire HealthCare physician.
Could you be suffering from Seasonal Affective Disorder?
What germs are crawling around in your kitchen? Your countertop and kitchen gadgets may look clean, but they could still have bacteria lurking, ready to infect you or your family.
If you’ve ever made New Year’s resolutions and failed to stick with them, you’re in good company.
Anna LaBarbera, LCSW, St. Claire Counselor, shares tips on managing depression associated with the holidays.
Pain isn’t always bad, it’s your body’s way of telling you something is wrong. But when it lasts for three months or longer, it could be chronic pain. This condition can be debilitating, making daily tasks seem impossible. “The good news is that most chronic pain can be managed,” says Joshua Bailey, MD, St. Claire pain management physician.
Battling a cold, getting over an injury, or undergoing surgery is no fun for anyone. For people with diabetes, managing blood sugar is an extra concern. The stress of illness or injury can cause blood sugar to rise and make insulin less effective. This can lead to serious problems, including diabetic coma. Aaron “Parker” Banks, DO, St. Claire HealthCare Family Medicine physician shares what to do when illness strikes.