Health & Wellness

What Exactly is Posttraumatic Growth?

You may be fairly familiar with the term or diagnosis Post Traumatic Stress (PTS). The National Institute of Mental Health describes this as a recurring flight or fight response stemming from an earlier scary, traumatic, dangerous, or shocking event. It has become a pretty common term in our culture recently and affects about 7.7 million Americans each year. READ MORE

Hearing loss: Get the facts!

Have you ever considered how important your sense of hearing is to your daily life and wellbeing? If you have great hearing you may never give it a second thought. But for the 20% of Americans that suffer from some level of hearing loss, day-to-day interactions and activities can be frustrating and downright impossible if not diagnosed and treated effectively.READ MORE

Are You at Risk of Diabetes?

For many people, discovering they’re at risk for developing diabetes is a life-changing event. This includes altering their lifestyle or diet, keeping a much closer eye on their health, and looking out for certain risks associated with type 2 diabetes (T2D) such as foot and eye problems. But too many people associate T2D with just obesity or lack of exercise and may be unaware that there is also a genetic component tied to the disease.READ MORE

Gene Therapy – The Future of Medicine?

Gene therapy is an experimental method of fighting disease that involves correcting or replacing a person’s mutated or malfunctioning genes. This promising research is now being used in clinical trials and may lead to improved health outcomes for patients with inherited bleeding and immune disorders as well as some forms of blood cancer and other diseases.READ MORE

Cataract Surgery: Hope for Aging Eyes

Aging can lead to a variety of health issues, and one of the most common is the development of cataracts. According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, more than half Americans will develop cataracts by the age of 75. Cataracts are typically diagnosed in the elderly, however they can begin to develop any time after the age of 40, with impairment becoming increasingly noticeable over time. READ MORE

Why the Zika Virus is on WHO’s Hit List

The World Health Organization (WHO) has many infectious diseases on its most-wanted list, but the Zika virus is heading towards the top. Though the Zika virus causes only a mild illness in its host, this disease is currently at the top of the worry-list for pregnant women in thirty-eight countries, and it’s spreading through the Americas.READ MORE