End of the Year Checklist

End of the Year Checklist

December usually sends people into a frenzy of lists of chores and errands they need to do before the holidays and the new year. While this is a hectic time, please do not forget to manage your health, and take the tax incentives of Section 179. Continue reading your your End of the Year Checklist. […]

Flu Season Preparedness

Flu Season Preparedness

2017 Flu Season The Mayo Clinic describes the flu (influenza) as a respiratory ailment affecting your throat, lungs, and nose. The flu can be contracted at any point in the year but is most commonly associated with the colder months. Popular Science reports that this flu season will be one of the worst in recent years. […]

Crohn’s Disease

Crohn’s Disease

This week is Crohn’s Disease and Colitis Week. Around 1.6 million people have an inflammatory bowel disease. Chances are you know someone who has a gastro-intestinal issue. According to the Mayo Clinic, Crohn’s disease, “causes inflammation of your digestive tract, which can lead to abdominal pain, severe diarrhea, fatigue, weight loss and malnutrition. Inflammation caused […]

World AIDs Day

World AIDs Day

Today is World AIDs Day. Over 35 million people in the world are living with HIV/AIDS. Nations all over Africa and parts of Asia have been decimated by HIV/AIDs. AIDS first came to prominence after the scare of the 80s when people didn’t know how the disease was transmitted. With no previous research, doctors had […]

Lung Cancer Awareness Month

Lung Cancer Awareness Month

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month. Lung Cancer is the leading type of cancer that people die from. According to the Mayo Clinic, “lung cancer claims more lives each year than do colon, prostate, ovarian and breast cancers combined.” While some people will develop lung cancer from their genetic  makeup, it is closely linked to the […]

Fitbit Iconic Monitors Diabetes

Fitbit Iconic Monitors Diabetes

Fitbit is well known in the exercise and health markets. The wearable device tracks sleeping, exercise habits, caloric intake, an odometer, weight, and heart rate. The connection between technology and lifestyle is merging into closely monitoring one’s health and lifestyle. There are other brands that do this as well including, Garmin, Apple, Samsung, BellaBeat, Polar, […]

Great American Smokeout

Great American Smokeout

November is the month of the Great American Smokeout. Ubiquitously understood everywhere, smoking is bad for you. The media has used the last century to turn the romanticized version of smoking cigarettes as “cool” to be equated now as an “early death”. People used to use the excuse that they didn’t know cigarettes were bad […]

World COPD Day

World COPD Day

Today is World COPD Day. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease is when someone has trouble breathing because they have trouble accessing their airways. The Mayo Clinic describes COPD as, “a chronic inflammatory lung disease that causes obstructed airflow from the lungs. Emphysema and chronic bronchitis are the two most common conditions that contribute to COPD. Chronic bronchitis […]

Celebrities With Diabetes

Celebrities With Diabetes

Today is World Diabetes Day. Every race, gender, and all ages can develop diabetes. Even though we put celebrities on platforms; some people may forget that they are human and not immune to diseases. Every person at some point in their life will contract a disease, and since 1 in 6 people will develop diabetes, it makes sense […]