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Mitral Valve Prolapse: Symptoms and Treatments by Tiffani Beekman

By at October 20, 2013 | 9:27 am | 1 Comments

The inside of a human heart has four chambers and four valves lined by a thin membrane called endocardium. The four chambers consist of the right atrium, left atrium, right ventricle, and left ventricle. The four valves within those chambers are the tricuspid valve, mitral (bicuspid) valve, aortic semilunar valve, and pulmonary semilunar valve. The mitral valve and more...

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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease by Ronell McCollum

By at July 7, 2013 | 1:07 pm | 1 Comments

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, also known as COPD, is a group of lung conditions that impede airflow and make breathing very difficult. The two most common conditions that make up chronic obstructive pulmonary disease are chronic bronchitis and emphysema. Bronchitis occurs when the bronchial tubes, which carry air to and from the lungs, become inflamed. Bronchitis more...

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What is DIABETES MELLITUS by Luamart Lewis

By at June 21, 2013 | 10:02 am | 1 Comments

Fact: Did you know that at least 26 million Americans today have diabetes?  Diabetes Mellitus is a metabolic condition that a lot of people are not very familiar with.  Diabetes Mellitus can be categorized as Type 1, Type 2, Diabetes insipidus and Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM).  Today I would like to slightly inform you about Diabetes Mellitus.  Diabetes more...

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How to Have a Healthy Heart by Jonathan Hardwrict

By at May 7, 2013 | 8:30 am | 0 Comment

Having a healthy heart is something that all of us that are living and breathing on this earth should strive for. We all need this special organ to live, and by maintaining a healthy weight it could be a big step in the right direction in keeping it strong and resilient. A good way to go about doing this is by setting up a food diary. This will help in a big way by giving more...

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Overweight and Obesity by Ash’Lea Brooks Brown

By at April 17, 2013 | 8:43 am | 0 Comment

Obesity and overweight are terms that are used when discussing ranges of weight that surpass what is considered a healthy weight for any given height. Obesity is an excess proportion of body fat overall. When the weight is 20% or more above normal, someone is considered to be obese. Obesity is commonly measured through a body mass index calculation. If the BMI is between more...

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