Posts Tagged ‘symptoms’

Skin Cancer – Know the Facts

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the US. Skin cancer is caused by overexposure to ultraviolet light (UV). Ultraviolet light comes from the sun, tanning beds, and sunlamps. Exposure to UV light can cause sunburn, changes in skin texture, premature aging of the skin, and skin cancer. You are at greater […]


Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Risk Factors and Symptoms

In type 2 diabetes, your body does not use insulin properly, this is called insulin resistance. To combat this, the pancreas will produce extra insulin to make up for your insulin resistance but over time the pancreas isn’t able to keep your blood glucose levels normal. Some people with type 2 diabetes can control their […]


Breast Cancer Basic Information

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, breast cancer is the second most common cancer in women in the United States. Although deaths from breast cancer have declined, it still remains the second leading cause of cancer death among women. Possible Symptoms of Breast Cancer New lump in the breast or armpit Swelling […]


High Blood Pressure – What You Need to Know

Did you know nearly 1 in 3 American adults have high blood pressure? High blood pressure will not go away without treatment such as lifestyle changes or physician prescribed medications. Blood pressure is the force of blood flow inside your blood vessels. Blood pressure measurement consists of two numbers. The first number is the pressure […]


What You Need to Know About the Zika Virus

Disease facts Spread to people primarily through the bite of an infected “Aedes” species mosquito Most common symptoms: fever rash joint pain conjunctivitis (red eyes) Illness is usually mild and vague; many do not seek treatment therefore never knowing that they were infected First discovered in 1947 in Uganda; additional cases in Asia and Pacific […]