Our skin is something we see as a canvas for lightening, darkening, smoothing and refining. However, we should begin to view it as the body’s powerful largest organ. The complicated structure comprises 12 to 15 percent of our total body weight, protects our precious organs and keeps us safe from the environment. For the rest of the article, click here.
Throughout both gender’s life spans, women are constantly avoiding natural selection longer than their male counterparts. Miscarriages are more common when the mother is carrying a male, in early 20s the male death rate spikes and nine out of 10 supercentenarians are women.
Scientists attribute the extended lifespan to a myriad of biological and culture reasons. A female’s smaller body size, delayed onset of cardiovascular disease, lower iron levels and the value of reproduction are all biological traits that scientists point to for females’ longer life expectancy. Though some factors are out of an individual’s control, there are many controllable factors that can extend life expectancy. such as quitting smoking, seeking help for any mental illness and eliminating reckless decisions like drinking and driving.
The end of Movember hopefully signals more men visiting the doctor in December and in the New Year. In the United States, women outlive men on average by five years due to social, not biological, reasons as women are more likely to discuss their health with friends and much more likely to visit the doctor. Movember particularly focuses on testicular cancer. Testicular cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in men 15 to 35 years old. The cancer has a 95 percent cure rate, if caught early.
This week’s Thought Leadership delves into the risk factors and symptoms of the treatable cancer. Being familiar with family history and the size, shape and lumpiness of testicles is the key to catching the cancer early. Movember exists as an international men’s health movement as their underlying message is for every man, and woman, to visit the doctor at least once a year, even if they consider themselves young and healthy.
The ulnar nerve, which innervates large portions of the hand and fingers, is the culprit behind the tingly sensations that follow after hitting your elbow on something. The ulnar nerve, located in your humerus, is the largest unprotected nerve in the body. Click Here For the rest.
Last year, millions of Medicare enrollees chose the wrong prescription drug plan for their financial and health needs from the dozens of online Medicare plans. A study revealed that the average person enrolled in Part D, one of the two prescription drug plans offered through Medicare and partially subsidized by the U.S. government, could save $368 a year, with most people saving much more, by choosing the least expensive plan for their needs.
Thanks to an Atlanta-based internist Dr. Steve Cohen, a new educational website, www.MedicareDrugSavings.org, has been created to help struggling enrollees choose the best plan to cover medication costs. The free nonprofit website features comprehensive videos, slideshows and handouts for enrollees, healthcare professionals and businesses. The open enrollment period to change an individual’s Medicare D plan is only open until Dec. 7. In the meantime, it is in everyone’s best interest to inform loved ones of this helpful website.…read the full article here.
The international men’s health movement “Movember” is celebrating its tenth year this month. The international holiday began when two Australian friends grew their mustaches to raise money for prostate cancer research and in an attempt to make the outdated facial hair trendy again. As Movember’s popularity grew, so did funds and awareness for prostate cancer.
However, men are 24 percent less likely to go to the doctor than women, but just as likely to get sick. So this November put down the razor and open the door to a conversation about men’s health with your doctor.…read the full article here.
The pituitary gland is nestled in a small bone cavity in the brain. The endocrine gland secretes nine different hormones that regulate our normal body functions, including breast milk production, fluid balance and thyroid stimulation. For the rest, click here.
The tailbone’s scientific name, the coccyx, is derived from the Greek word meaning “cuckoo” because the vertebral column resembles the curved shape of a cuckoo’s beak. Contrary to popular belief, the tailbone is not a vestigial structure and is instead an important attachment for various muscles, tendons and ligaments. For the rest, click here.