Health & Wellness

Overall health and wellness are very important decisions that seem to be changing very rapidly. Our repository of information stays current with the health and wellness information needed to make smarter health decisions.

Getting a C. Diff Infection Means Bad Times Are Ahead

C. diff, or clostridium difficile, is a bacterial infection that causes inflammation in the colon and profuse diarrhea. C.

Lymphedema Commonly Causes Severe Swelling

Lymphedema is the term used to describe abnormal swelling in the arms, legs, face, or abdomen. It is most commonly the result of lymph node issues. This condition can be the result of removal or damage to the lymph nodes.

Lymph Nodes Throughout the Body Have Important Jobs

Lymph nodes are part of the lymphatic system, which includes a network of lymph nodes and lymph vessels throughout the body. They are part of the immune system, which helps fight infections. Lymph nodes and vessels carry lymphatic fluid, waste material, viruses and bacteria throughout the body.

The Pancreas Performs An Important Role In the Body

When learning basic human anatomy and physiology in highschool or in the early years of college, we are often taught about nearly every organ except the pancreas. Although it is almost certain that most of us have heard of the term before, it can be difficult to remember what the organ does and why we even have one. Some organs are easy to remember based on their societal values, such as the heart being responsible for pumping blood.

Sufferers From Gout Often Deal With Troublesome Pain

A common, complex type of arthritis capable of afflicting anyone, gout is characterized by severe, sudden attacks of swelling, tenderness, redness, and pain in the joints. A common site of these effects is the joint located at the big toe's base. Gout attacks can strike suddenly.

Many Types of Hernias Can Plague the Body

A hernia is a type of malformation where tissue bulges out through a muscle wall that is supposed to hold it back. Most hernias are found in the abdomen. Sometimes people don’t know that they have a hernia, while other people can feel it as a lump that they can push in or that disappears when they lie down.