Monthly Archives: March 2015

Silent Coronary Heart Disease

Some people who have coronary heart disease have no symptoms. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. Coronary Heart Disease refers to heart disease resulting from the buildup of plaque (cholesterol and calcium) in the blood vessels that supply the heart. The most common symptoms are chest pain and difficulty […]

Advance Directives

Advance directives help your family and doctors respect your health care wishes. -Advance directives are written instructions you prepare to guide your medical care. They apply in situations such as a terminal illness or severe injury that render you unable to make decisions about your medical care. -One common directive is a living will. In […]

Heading on a Spring Break Trip? Learn How to Avoid Traveler’s Diarrhea

Traveler’s diarrhea is the most common illness of people visiting underdeveloped countries. What is Traveler’s Diarrhea? Traveler’s Diarrhea is an illness commonly caused by bacteria on food or in water. The main symptom is loose stools. Stomach cramps, nausea, and vomiting, as well as fever, may occur. In healthy adults, Traveler’s Diarrhea will probably not […]