5 Potential Dangers from Weight Loss Drugs and Diet Supplements

It seems there’s a perpetually booming market for drugs and supplements that claim to help people lose weight. Although some of them, such as Belviq, Qsymia and Alli, are approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), there are numerous other over-the-counter options from pharmacies and health food stores. Whether a person takes a prescription […]

Is It Carpal Tunnel or Something Else?

Most people use a computer at work and also spend a lot of time on digital devices in their leisure time. So it’s no wonder carpal tunnel has become a common ailment in our society. Most people know a friend, colleague or family member who has suffered from this painful condition. With its rising visibility […]

5 Major Risks to Health Care Workers on the Job

As ironic as it sounds, the health care industry isn’t so healthy. In 2010 alone, it had approximately 653,900 cases of illness and injury – one of the highest in the private industry sector, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Considering that this is 152,000 more cases than the next-most dangerous sector – manufacturing […]

4 Ways to Fight Arthritis Pain

As people age, they often complain about pain attributable to arthritis, a swelling of the body’s joints, especially those of the hands, knees and feet. They aren’t alone. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 52 million individuals in the United States suffer from arthritis; interestingly, of this figure, nearly 300,000 […]

How to Avoid Getting Sick from the Hospital

You go to the doctor or the hospital to get feeling better, but it’s not that uncommon to catch a cold while you’re there. Sure, it may seem like hospitals are safe – especially since a lot of them reek of cleaning chemicals and bleach – but that’s not always the case. With so many […]