DIY Health

Dr. Adria Schmedthorst

5 habits that lead to heart attack, ditch them before it’s too late

Since we know that heart disease is the leading cause of heart attacks, is there anything you’re doing right now that is increasing your risk of death? And what can you do differently that could save your life? For starters, you can change these five habits and change your risk…

Jenny Smiechowski

Why too much TV is hurting your heart

As much as I enjoy losing myself in good television, I know that by watching so much all at once, I might be putting my health at risk. According to all the research, binge-watching is linked to a higher risk of inflammatory disease and a shorter life span in general… so is there a level that’s safe, especially for your heart health? The good news is yes!

Dr. Adria Schmedthorst

6 cancer warning signs that are easy to overlook

Overall, fewer people are dying from cancer. But while cancer deaths are going down, the number of people being diagnosed with certain types actually went up last year. We’ve put together a list of six symptoms that doctors say patients often miss to help you avoid being caught in this nightmare scenario…

Dr. Adria Schmedthorst

10 foods to avoid when you’re fighting a virus

We’ve faced more viral infections this season than ever before, with COVID-19 sweeping the nation on the heels of a bad flu season. Spring colds are peaking too. If you want to ease those symptoms, there are some foods that you just should avoid like, well… the plague.

Dr. Adria Schmedthorst

Scientists prove you can vibrate your way to better blood sugar

Diabetes is an epidemic in our country, spurred on by sedentary lifestyles and skyrocketing rates of obesity. And, once you have it, the rest of your health can quickly deteriorate, raising your risk of heart disease, stroke, and heart attack.

Jenny Smiechowski

April showers bring May flowers… but they also bring major gut trouble

Spring is my favorite season. Where I live, it means birds chirping, flowers sprouting, trees budding and rain — lots of it. But a recent study found that heavy spring rainfall in one American city caused cases of acute gastrointestinal illness to double! What’s that about? And could it happen where you live?