Shin splints are one of the most common injuries for runners, dancers, and other athletes. Known medically as medial tibial stress syndrome, shin splints occur from repeated stress of impact on the shinbone (tibia). It manifests as pain and tenderness along the front of the leg. Shin splints can be painful, but thankfully they are […]
Month: April 2019
What Causes High Blood Pressure?
High blood pressure, or hypertension, afflicts at least 75 million Americans, according to the Centers for Disease Control. It’s a condition that can have widespread effects on the body, and as of 2013, costs the nation $52 billion per year in healthcare and workforce costs. What causes high blood pressure, and why is it so […]
What’s that Rash: Swimmer’s Itch
It can be tempting on a hot summer day to go wading in a nearby lake or take a dip in the ocean. While this is an enjoyable way to cool off, there’s one thing to keep an eye out for afterward: swimmer’s itch. What is swimmer’s itch? Swimmer’s itch goes by the formal name […]
How Much Exercise Do I Really Need?
We all know we’re supposed to eat healthily and exercise. With today’s hectic lifestyles, that’s easier said than done. Between work, family, and community commitments, it’s easy to allow busy schedules and convenience to rule the day. However, we challenge every person to make their health a priority — so you can live life on […]