September 2017

How to treat burns

The level of care needed for a burn depends on how extensive the tissue damage is. Minor burns can often be treated at home without seeing a healthcare provider. Burns considered “minor” include first-degree burns and second-degree burns that are no larger than 2 inches in diameter. Immediately evaluate in a medical setting any other type of burn that covers a larger area of the skin. A healthcare provider should

Why You Should Choose Proton Therapy Treatment for Left-Sided Breast Cancer

With one in eight women diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime, this disease is the most common cancer in American women. In fact, the National Breast Cancer Foundation predicts that more than 246,600 women and 2,600 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer in 2017. And this disease will ultimately claim the lives of 40,000 women. With statistics like these, researchers are working to develop more effective treatments to

Your desk job could be downgrading your health

You expect heavy drinkers, smokers and meat-eaters to be more likely to suffer from a heart attack. But, why do people who exercise every day, are vegetarian and non-smokers keep suffering from heart attacks? Sitting on your butt all day at your desk job may be a huge contributor to the rise in diabetes and heart disease. Ronesh Sinha, an internal medicine physician for Sutter Health’s Palo Alto Medical Foundation,

Apple and Fitbit join pilot program to speed new health tech through FDA

According to Bloomberg, the Food and Drug Administration has announced the names of nine companies participating in a pilot program that could let them pre-clear products instead of going through the agency’s traditional application process. The program, called Pre-cert, will include Apple, Fitbit, Samsung, Alphabet-owned Verily, Johnson & Johnson, Pear Therapeutics, Phosphorus, Roche, and Tidepool. The program had attracted over 100 interested companies, and the FDA made its selections based

Surprising Foods That Can Prevent the Cold and the Flu

Most people know to drink a lot of tea with honey and lemon and eat chicken soup when they catch a cold. But did you know that fatty fish and certain nuts are just as good, if not better, at preventing you from getting sick in the first place? 1) BRAZIL NUTS These delicious nuts have a very high content of protein and selenium, which is a mineral that is

House-cleaning, walking to work, staves off death: Study

PARIS: One in 12 global deaths over a five-year period can be prevented through 30 minutes of physical activity – which can include house-cleaning or walking to work – five days a week, researchers said on Friday (Sep 22). “Being highly active (750 minutes a week) is associated with an even greater reduction,” according to a study published in The Lancet medical journal. The study, which tracked 130,000 people in