September 1-7, 2014 - Original Health Articles

Low Testosterone Treatment Options: The Pros and Cons

As men age, they commonly develop a condition known as hypogonadism, which results in diminishing levels of testosterone. Low levels of this important sex hormone can impair sexual function, reduce fertility, deplete energy and muscle strength, weaken bones, and depress mood.

Understanding Chest Pain and Other Heart Attack Symptoms

Heart disease is the number one killer of men and women in this country. Of the one million heart attacks that occur each year, statistics from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) predict half of them will end in death. The term "heart attack" may conjure up images of people suddenly clutching their chests and then collapsing in pain.

5 Reasons to Eat More Fish

From gluten-free diets to coconut oil, food trends come and go. But a few nutritional recommendations have remained constant: Make leafy greens a large part of your diet. Cut out refined sugar. Limit alcohol. However, there’s one piece of dietary advice few truly embrace, but really should: Eat more fish.

Shinrin-Yoku: A Walk In the Woods, Japanese Style

The Japanese know a thing or two about stress. But in pite its culture of long working hours and its famously crowded cities (more than 128 million people live in the country, which is the roughly the size of California), living harmoniously with nature is a quintessentially Japan trait.

The Whole Scoop on the Whole30

When it comes to diets, everyone likes a plan. Weight Watchers, the Atkins Diet, week-long juice cleanses, and the cabbage soup diet—all provide consumers with strict regimens, and the promise of weight loss and a healthier lifestyle. Relatively new to the diet scene is the Whole30®, a nutritional program that promises to "change your life.

Best Practices for Social Media Use: Healthy Online Socializing for Kids and Adults

Unless you live under a rock, you've probably jumped on the social media bandwagon in one form or another. Maybe you use Facebook occasionally to keep in touch with relatives, or perhaps you're on Twitter constantly, posting updates to friends and followers.

All About Cortisol: The Stress Response and You

Stress is an unavoidable part of life. In most instances, it’s even good for you. But if too much stress is affecting your health, you may soon be able to say, "There’s an app for that." That’s because researchers and developers are designing new healthcare applications for smart phones that will measure levels of the stress hormone cortisol.

Thyroid Conditions and Heart Disease: What s the Connection?

Do you have an overactive or underactive thyroid? These conditions increase your risk of cardiovascular (heart and blood vessel) complications that could lead to heart failure. Here’s why it happens, and how it can be treated. Common Thyroid Conditions The thyroid gland, located in the front of the neck, produces thyroid hormone.

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