As more individuals receive the vaccine, mask-wearing mandates are being lifted, leaving many getting used to breathing without a mask once again. However, there are still some places that require a mask, and some cities and states are considering reinstating mask mandates as variants such as the Delta variant are again causing positive cases to... Learn More about Where do you still need to wear a mask?
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People often think about the need to protect their skin from ultraviolet (UV) rays with sunscreen, protective clothing and shade. However, your eyes need just as much protection, as exposure to bright sunlight leads to cataracts, macular degeneration and growths on the eye that could be cancerous. Exposure to harmful UV rays can come from... Learn More about Tips to Protect Your Eyes from UV Rays
Summary: Noe Sotelo was healthy and active at age 62. However, while gathering firewood at a social gathering with family and friends, Sotelo fell, landing directly on his chin. He sustained an incomplete spinal cord injury, which left him a quadriplegic. He underwent C3-C7 laminectomy and C2-T1 posterior fixation and fusion, but the surgeries did... Learn More about Case Study: Noe Sotelo's quadriplegia recovery story
Caring for your feet is always important for those who have diabetes, but summer can present unique challenges. Changes in temperature, footwear and moisture levels can increase the risk for dehydration, cuts and blisters. Thankfully, there are ways to make sure you and your diabetic feet stay healthy: Wear the right shoes As temperatures soar,... Learn More about Protecting diabetic feet during the summer heat
Parkinson’s disease is a chronic, slowly progressing, neurological degenerative condition caused by the lack of dopamine in our bodies. There are a number of Parkinson’s symptoms as a result. Nerve cells in a part of the brain called the substantia niagra, make and use a brain chemical called dopamine. Dopamine sends messages to other parts of... Learn More about Parkinson's symptoms and treatments
There are days in our lives that bring great joy to our hearts and a smile to our faces. There is the first day of school, with all the anticipation of the new year and the last day of school, with the summer months just waiting for us to relax. Our wedding day and the birth... Learn More about 6 things to know before you leave the hospital
Medication isn’t the only solution to managing high blood pressure. Following a high blood pressure diet that is low in sodium and saturated fat can go a long way in controlling blood pressure and could even eliminate or reduce the need for medication. So, what should and shouldn’t you be eating if you’ve been diagnosed... Learn More about 5 diet tips to control high blood pressure
Having a stroke in her mid-30s isn’t something Cassica White of Memphis, Tennessee ever thought she’d experience. After waking up from a nap, White felt numbness on her left side. She walked to a neighbor’s house to call her sister; and once her sister arrived, her sister realized that she had a stroke. White, now... Learn More about Cassica’s story: 'I wouldn’t be me'