News For Healthier Lives

Are shortness of breath and a cough signs of a mild cold or the flu? Or, could they be something much more serious, like pneumonia?

If you are one of the many people who suffer from night sweats, classified as excessive sweating at night, then you may be wondering about the potential causes and if you should be concerned. While night sweats are very common and are many times due simply to a sleeping environment that is too warm, they

Along with winter’s cozy sweaters, steaming cups of cocoa, and beautiful snow-covered scenes comes significantly lower temperatures. For some, staying safe and warm through the winter months can be a challenge and even result in a serious, life-threatening health problem related to prolonged exposure to the cold, known as hypothermia. When exposed to cold temperatures,

LECOM advises students and employees receive H1N1 vaccination. The following are some facts to remind us to stay ever vigilant regarding the flu: Government health officials state that the swine flu has sickened 22 million Americans since April. Of those, 4,000 have died, including 540 children. The CDC now believes about 98,000 people have been

After a day of meetings at the office followed by a hectic commute, the last thing you want to do is get home and spend another 45 minutes in the kitchen fixing dinner. Before calling your favorite takeout place for a rescue, consider that a quick, inexpensive, and nutritious dinner could be just an egg

Over 30 million people suffer from migraine headaches in the United States. For many, migraines markedly decrease their mental, physical and social health, and lessen their overall quality of life. As a result, migraines are the most common type of headache for which patients seek treatment. Though a chronic, often inherited condition, migraines can be

Americans love their cars. And why shouldn’t they? Cars provide an unprecedented degree of mobility. Yet for all their advantages, deaths and injuries resulting from motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for people of every age from 3 through 6 and 8 through 34, based on 2005 data from the National Highway

Ranked as our nation’s sixth leading cause of death, diabetes afflicts approximately 23.6 million Americans, according to the American Diabetes Association. Often described as the silent killer, diabetes can, if left untreated, lead to kidney failure, gangrene and amputation, stroke and many other serious health problems. Although there are several forms of diabetes, Type I

Revolutionary advances in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of age-related diseases in the past 100 years mean that Americans are living longer than ever before, according to research by the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS). The life expectancy of Americans has reached an all-time high of 77.8 years. As life expectancy for men and

The lower back is one of the hardest working areas in your body. Do you realize that you use your lower back for basically every activity, from sitting at your desk at work, to driving a car, to even holding a cup of water? As the colder weather rolls in, beware of lower back injury

With the holiday season rapidly approaching, there are many things to look forward to: delicious food, family parties and time to catch up with relatives. However, even though discussions at the dinner table during this time of year are generally light-hearted and amusing, there is a more serious topic families should consider addressing this holiday