General Health Archive

Swine Flu Vaccination – Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Swine Flu Vaccine? Swine Flu Vaccine is targeted towards 2009 H1N1 Influenza virus. This vaccine is different from the seasonal flu vaccine. The seasonal flu vaccine will not provide protection against 2009 H1N1 flu. A single dose should be adequate. It will require about 10 days to develop immunologic protection from the

Risk of Coronary Heart Disease and Ischemic Stroke Risk Predicted

Risk of Coronary Heart Disease and Ischemic Stroke Risk Predicted FDA-Approved Blood Test Helps Physicians Determine Hidden risk and Manage Moderate to High-Risk Patients Author: Mark J. Alberts, MD Coronary Heart Disease and Ischemic Stroke Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, with over 600,000 coronary heart disease (CHD) deaths

Swine Flu Symptoms: What are they? What you should do?

Swine Flu is a viral illness cause by type A Influenza viruses that causes regular outbreaks in pigs. People do not normally get swine flu but it can and does occur in humans. Is it contagious? This infection is contagious and can spread from human to human. However, at this time, it is not known

Pedometer use helps Weight Loss

You can improve exercise by using daily Pedometer to monitor steps. According to an article published in Journal of Family Medicine, Pedometer use can help one lose weight without dieting and improve their blood pressure.

Obesity is highly prevalent in U.S.A – here are the shocking STATs!

Obesity is rising at an exponential rate in United States. Every 2 out 3 person in US are overweight and about one-third of our population is obese.

Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) Facts for both Women and Men

What is HPV? HPVs are a group of more than 100 types of viruses that cause warts. Some types of HPV cause genital warts. Other types cause cancer of the cervix. It is passed on through genital contact (such as vaginal and anal sex). It is also passed on by skin-to-skin contact. At least 50%

Tips on improving sleep

Bedroom is for sleep only. Use the bedroom only for sleeping or having sex. Don’t eat, talk on the phone or watch TV while you’re in bed. Don’t just lay in bed awake. If you’re still awake after trying to fall asleep for 30 minutes, get up and go to another room. Sit quietly for

Which medications should I take with food and which one without?

You may have ask this questions many time whenever you were given a prescription medication by your doctor. Should I take this with food or before food or on empty stomach and so on. Not all medicines are affected by food, but many medicines can be affected by what you eat and when you eat

Is it a Cold or Flu? What is the difference?

Cold and Flu both are caused by viruses. They have many similar symptoms but generally Flu is worse. A cold develops gradually. Initial symptoms of runny nose, sneezing, and chills are followed by coughing, headache, sore throat, loss of appetite, and nasal discharge. If fever is present, it will be low-grade (less than 101 degrees).

What is Glycemic Index?

The Glycemic Index (GI) is a numerical Index that ranks carbohydrates based on their rate of glycemic response (i.e. how long it takes for a particular food convert in to glucose in our body). Glycemic Index uses a scale of 0 to 100, with higher values given to foods that cause the most rapid rise