Keratitis, an inflammation of the cornea, is a serious and potentially vision-robbing eye condition that requires immediate medical attention.
“It is like a watch glass on a watch,” explains cornea specialist Stephanie Marioneaux, MD, a clinical spokesperson for the American Academy of Ophthalmology and an assistant professor at the Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, Virginia.
Warning Signs You’re in Danger of Dementia- Dementia is a serious disorder with one unavoidable risk factor: Simply getting older. According to the World Health Organization, cases of dementia are expected to triple by the year 2050, simply because so many of us are aging. These are the warning signs you’re in danger of dementia.
Sometimes even the most seemingly harmless habits can lead to serious health issues. For example, did you know that not getting enough sleep can lead to diabetes, or that eating while you’re emotional or stressed can lead to weight gain or obesity?
We asked doctors for a peek inside their at-home feel-better tool kits—and they led us straight to their pantries and fridges and the produce aisle. Ahead, read up on their favorite easy ways to find relief from practically anything that ails you.
Gaining weight can be a drag, but it can also have serious implications on your overall health. “Obesity affects more than 40% of Americans, and while common, it is related to some serious and preventable conditions including fatty liver disease, heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and certain types of cancer,” Albert Do, MD, MPH, clinical director of the Fatty Liver Disease Program at Yale Medicine, tells Eat This, Not That! Health.
As humans, we share our environment with a host of microorganisms — bacterial, viral, parasitic — that are foreign to us. The body does its best to deal with these invaders with a complex process that relies on a number of factors. But what can we as humans do to support our immune systems?