Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is a common cause of many types of infections of the lungs and breathing passages. These infections include colds, bronchitis, pneumonia and croup. Although these infections are common and can happen at any age, they can cause severe illness and even death in infants, young children
Has your doctor said you are at risk for lymphedema? Consider these ways to prevent this painful swelling and fluid retention.
Do not allow anyone to take blood or your blood pressure on your affected arm or leg.
Wear a medical bracelet warning of your risk for developing lymphedema.
Avoid crossing your legs
If you've been diagnosed with prediabetes, it means you have a blood glucose (sugar) level that is creeping up. Your level isn't high enough yet to be called type 2 diabetes but it is abnormally high. The condition is basically a warning that screams, "Danger ahead!" That's because your risk of
The New Year often gets people to think of making resolutions. While resolutions are being considered, so should choices we make on a daily basis. While people estimate that they make about 15 food and beverage decisions each day, they actually make more than 200 such choices, according to researchers
Research shows moderate alcohol use reduces the risk of coronary heart disease by 30 to 50 percent when compared to non-drinkers. The key to alcohol and heart health is moderation.
In small amounts, alcohol can raise high-density lipoproteins (HDL) known as good cholesterol by 12 percent. It can also lower low-density
Since late December, the number of people in the McHenry County region with influenza and influenza-like illnesses has been on the rise. Many people have been diagnosed with H1N1 influenza, which can be especially dangerous for the elderly, for children or for people who have chronic illnesses or diseases.
If you have osteoarthritis, you understand the pain that occurs when there is inflammation in the joints. Osteoarthritis most often affects the hands, feet, spine, hips and knees. People with osteoarthritis usually have joint pain and limited movement of the affected joint.
There are many treatments for osteoarthritis that can reduce
Chew on vitamin C. Brew echinacea tea. These may seem like natural reactions when you feel a cold coming on but they may not wipe out your sneezes, sniffles, scratchy throat and cough.
Despite what you may have heard, there's often little science to back up the healing claims of alternative
Colon cancer is the growth of cancer in the large intestine. The large intestine, or colon, absorbs water and nutrients from foods. The colon then passes the solid waste to the rectum for storage before it is eliminated from the body.
Treatment for colon cancer depends on how early it is
If you have a stroke, you need speed, expertise and experience on your side. The primary stroke centers at Centegra Hospital-McHenry and Centegra Hospital-Woodstock are certified by The Joint Commission to provide all three.
Stroke is a leading cause of serious long-term disability in U.S. adults. It's the fourth leading cause