Doctor Review: (Not Op)Go here to view reviews of the regions doctors or to leave your opinion on one that you've visited.
Drug Interactions: To check some of the more common problems with over the counter drugs and what to avoid.
Healthy Links: I strongly suggest you check out some of these links... unless you don't ever need free health advice from experts?
Healthy Facts: - just some random trivia type healthy facts that may or may not come in handy someday.
"Yo-Yo" dieting or losing a lot of weight rapidly, only to gain it again, can increase your risk of cardiovascular disease. - a study of 485 women who had lost and regained 10 or more pounds at least 3 times in their lives were found to have HDL (good-cholesterol) levels that where 7% lower than normal women.... American college of cardiology, bethesda, MD.
Men older than 60 can increase their strength by as much as 80% by doing weight-training. Studies show that older men gain strength at the same rate as men in their 20's. Research at Ohio, University, Athens.
Smokers' risk of having a heart attack is more than twice that of nonsmokers. They also have two to four times of the risk of nonsmokers for sudden cardiac death and are more likely to die within one hour after a heart attack than nonsmokers. Texas Medical Ass. Austin
Americans drink about 1 1/2 cans of soft drinks per person per day, which equates to 32 lbs of sugar per person per year, from soft drinks alone. Self, 4 Times Square, NY, NY.
21% decline in deaths in the US from Aids since 1997
28% of Americans ages 18 to 25 use illegal drugs
50% of American adults started drinking alcohol before they were 21
66% of Americans are tying to lose weight or maintain their current weight.
Teenagers who smoke at least one pack of cigarettes per day are at greater risk of certain anxiety disorders in young adulthood. A study of 688 teens found those who smalked had a 6.8 times greater risk of generalized anxiety disorder and a 15.6 times greater risk of panic disorder. ... 'Center for the Advancement of Health, Wash. DC'
To determine how much water you should drink daily, take 2/3's of your weight in pounds. That is how many oz's of water you should drink each day. ex. 210lbs => should drink 140oz of water (about 15 glasses of water)....'The Journal of the American Dietetic Association.