January 22-31, 2015 - Original Health Articles

8 Little Changes for Big Health Improvements

If you could make a few lifestyle changes that would have a big impact on your health and wellbeing, what would they be? QualityHealth polled doctors, dentists, personal trainers, nutritionists and other lifestyle experts to find out their favorite tips.

Urinary Tract Problems in People with Diabetes

Having diabetes is associated with greater numbers of urinary tract infections, especially in patients who don’t have good control over their blood sugar [glucose] levels. Urinary Tract Infections Urinary tract infections, or UTIs, are caused by bacteria in the urinary tract.

Recipe for Creativity: Meditation

In case you needed another reason to start meditating, here’s one: It will boost your creativity, according to a new study. And everyone—from high-powered executives to DIY crafters—can benefit from a little more creativity in their life. <?p> One particular meditation technique called open monitoring mediation can promote creative thinking, even among those who have never meditated before, according to a study conducted at Leiden University and published in the journal Mindfulness.

Aspirin and Pancreatic Cancer Risk

Pancreatic cancer is the fourth leading cause of cancer-related death in the U.S.; in 2015, it’s estimated that it will kill more than 40,500 people, according to the American Cancer Society. Because it has few symptoms early on, it’s not usually diagnosed until it is advanced.

Lift Weights to Improve Your Memory

Exercising with weights for as little as 20 minutes a day may improve your memory by up to 10 percent, according to researchers at Atlanta’s Georgia Institute of Technology. Researchers devised a study to test a suspected link between non-aerobic physical exertion with weights and memory.

Treating Seasonal Depression: A New Option

Do you suffer from the blues once the weather turns glum and chilly? You may have seasonal affective disorder (SAD), a form of depression that typically hits in the winter months and causes irritability, restlessness, feelings of hopelessness, and difficulty concentrating and sleeping.

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