Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis With more than 40 million Americans at increased risk for bone fracture, it’s good to know that osteoporosis is a preventable and treatable disease. Learn the risk factors for osteoporosis, and what you can do to keep your bones…

Menopause

Menopause Also called: Change of life Menopause is the time in a woman’s life when her period stops. It usually occurs naturally, most often after age 45. Menopause happens because the woman’s ovary stops producing the hormones estrogen and progesterone.…

Diabetes

Diabetes In the 1950s, about 1 in 5 people died within 20 years after being diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, formerly known as juvenile diabetes. Almost all of them developed diabetic retinopathy, which accounted for about 12% of new cases…

What is Phentermine?

Phentermine pronounced as(fen’ ter meen) What is Phentermine prescribed for? Phentermine is used for a limited period of time to speed weight loss in overweight people who are exercising and eating a low-calorie diet. Phentermine is in a class of…

Obesity Health Risks

Obesity and Cancer Risk Key Points During the past several decades, the percentage of overweight and obese adults and children has increased markedly. Obesity is associated with increased risks of cancers of the esophagus, breast (postmenopausal), endometrium (the lining of…

Binge Eating

Types of eating disorders: Binge-eating disorder With binge-eating disorder a person loses control over his or her eating. Unlike bulimia nervosa, periods of binge-eating are not followed by purging, excessive exercise, or fasting. As a result, people with binge-eating disorder…

Bulimia

Types of eating disorders: Bulimia nervosa Bulimia nervosa is characterized by recurrent and frequent episodes of eating unusually large amounts of food and feeling a lack of control over these episodes. This binge-eating is followed by behavior that compensates for…

Anorexia

 Types of eating disorders: Anorexia nervosa Anorexia nervosa is characterized by: Extreme thinness (emaciation) A relentless pursuit of thinness and unwillingness to maintain a normal or healthy weight Intense fear of gaining weight Distorted body image, a self-esteem that is…

Eating Disorders

What are eating disorders? An eating disorder is an illness that causes serious disturbances to your everyday diet, such as eating extremely small amounts of food or severely overeating. A person with an eating disorder may have started out just…

Heart Health

We just want to share a few statistics on heart disease to further emphasize the importance of volunteers and giving back in the fight against heart disease. Heart disease is the number one cause of death for both men and…

What is Adipex?

Adipex-P 37.5mg What is Adipex prescribed for? Adipex is used for a limited period of time to speed weight loss in overweight people who are exercising and eating a low-calorie diet. Adipex is in a class of medications called anorectics.…