Posts Categorized: Health Tips

What is NEMT?

If you require extra medical assistance and need to travel, then using an NEMT service can help to make the experience more comfortable and less stressful. NEMT is non-emergency medical transport, and this comes in many different forms, from road transport to air travel. A common alternative to air ambulances, NEMT could be a good… Read more »

Smoking Causes Wrinkles: Fact or Fiction?

It’s been said over and over again: smoking is hazardous to your health. There are proven connections that link smoking to cancer, COPD, increased stroke risk, heart disease, and more. But there are also some consequences you may not be aware of.  Have you ever considered whether or not smoking can affect your appearance? The… Read more »

How to Support a Healthy Bladder

No one likes to talk about bladder control, but a person’s bladder is, nonetheless, a crucial part of their well-being. Not only that, but urinary incontinence is surprisingly common among adults in the United States. In fact, according to the CDC, over half of older adults deal with some level of loss of bladder control…. Read more »

Facts About Second-Hand Marijuana Smoke

People who don’t smoke marijuana, but hang out with those who do, may have some questions about the effects of second-hand marijuana smoke. For instance, they may want to know if they can get a contact high by just breathing in the smoke from other people’s joints. While there is minimal research on this topic,… Read more »

3 Connections Between Bipolar Disorder and Substance Abuse

A picture is building through continuing research that if someone has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and they abuse drugs and alcohol they are far more vulnerable to experience dysphoric mood states and likely to endure a worse course of illness than others. Another consequence of bipolar abuse and substance abuse is that this combination… Read more »

The 3 Stages of ALS: How Quickly Does It Progress?

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, is a progressive disease with symptoms that get worse over time. It affects a person’s nerves in the brain and spinal cord that control the muscles. As muscles get weaker, it gets harder for the person to eat, walk, talk, and breathe. Some people refer to this disease as Lou… Read more »