PREVENTION & WELLBEING

What is pulmonary rehabilitation? Pulmonary rehabilitation is a medically-supervised exercise and education program designed to help with difficulty breathing or if you are increasingly limited in your everyday activities due to COPD, emphysema, chronic bronchitis and other lung diseases. Pulmonary rehabilitation is offered at the following locations: MercyOne Des Moines Medical Center MercyOne Dubuque Medical […]

In today’s lifestyle we have lost the understanding of the pivotal role breathing has on our body. Breathing provides oxygen to produce energy and maintain normal metabolism. Exhaling carbon dioxide helps in maintaining pH levels in the blood. Deep breathing activates the relaxation response and reduces blood pressure and heart beat. This helps in reduction […]

HYDERABAD: The growing incidence of young people experiencing sudden cardiac arrests in their 30s and early 50s, including 39-year-old Tollywood actor Nandamuri Taraka Ratna or 46-year-old Kannada star Puneeth Rajkumar, is alarming both the general public and the medical community. Doctors advise that people begin routine checkups at the age of 30, especially if they […]

Another day, another outrageous sleeping hack. If you’re like me and can’t instantly fall asleep at night you’re probably always on the lookout for sleeping hacks. However, I don’t know how I feel about taping my mouth before I fall asleep, even if it does health benefits. But, according to a neuropsychologist taping your mouth […]

Seasonal changes can cause a variety of diseases and pneumonia is one of the infections brought on by viruses and bacteria that is a common phenomenon during the winter. It is important to understand that pneumonia can happen at any time of year, not just during the winter however, the number of patients suffering from […]

The importance of regulating your stress levels cannot be understated. Not only can stress take its toll on your mental health, but it can also impact you physically, with symptoms ranging from headaches and bloating to irregular periods. And if those high stress levels persist over an extended period of time, you’ll be at risk […]

In older adults, the rate of hospitalization and mortality is similar for respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and influenza, thus highlighting the importance of an RSV vaccine for this at-risk population. These findings were reported in a systematic review and meta-analysis published in the journal Vaccines (Basel). Development of a vaccine to prevent severe RSV-associated illness […]

The popularity of yoga has grown tremendously in the past decade. More than 10% of U.S. adults have practised yoga at some point in their lives. Yoga practitioners spend on average US$90 a month, and the yoga industry is worth more than $80 billion worldwide. Yoga is now a mainstream activity in the U.S. and […]

Source: Christian Álvarez/Pexels When dogs have flat, squashed faces (known as brachycephaly), many of them will have health issues and can even struggle to breathe. Now veterinarians at the World Small Animal Veterinary Association are alerting people to what they say is a “canine welfare crisis” because of how popular these breeds are. Common brachycephalic […]

Martin Roberts, a 59-year-old home renovation expert, recently took to Twitter to express his gratitude for the support he received during a health scare last spring. He had been rushed into surgery due to a serious condition known as pericardial effusion, which is a build-up of fluid in the structure around the heart. Martin was […]

Ruth Ellingsen, mentions that the first step you can take is to identify the kind of mood you’re in. ″[It] sounds simple but really, it involves being mindfully aware of our current state. It is fairly common to ignore some emotions as we go through our daily lives, which makes it quite impossible to improve […]

(CTN News) – A healthy lifestyle is an essential component of a happy, healthy, disease-free life. There is a great deal you can do to reduce your risk of a variety of diseases such as cardiovascular diseases, kidney diseases, sleep disorders, mood disorders and so on. Nutritionist Lovneet Batra recently took to Instagram to share […]

Cardiovascular disease claims more lives across the globe every year than any other disease or condition, and many of those fatalities are credited to heart disease. Though the terms “cardiovascular disease” and “heart disease” are often used interchangeably, the National Heart, Blood and Lung Institute notes that, while all heart diseases are cardiovascular diseases, not […]

FALLS CHURCH, Va.  –   Fevers and sniffles and coughs—oh my! Viruses like COVID-19, flu, and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) are more common during the winter months. These viruses can cause severe illness in some people, so it’s important to know what to do if you feel under the weather.   “If you feel sick, contact […]

A healthy lifestyle is a combination of good diet, exercise, sleep and mental wellbeing A healthy lifestyle is essential to a healthy, happy and disease-free life. You can significantly reduce your risk of a variety of diseases such as cardiovascular diseases, kidney diseases, sleep disorders, mood disorders and many more.  In one of her recent […]

Professionals deal with work stress in many different ways, from morning walks to motivational mantras. But many people don’t know that breathing exercises can also help regulate stress, release anger and reduce anxiety. And according to Zee Clarke, author of Black People Breathe and mindfulness & breathwork expert for BIPOC communities, they can also help […]

Teeth grinding, also known as bruxism, is a condition where a person clenches or grinds teeth while sleeping or unintentionally when awake. This can lead to great discomfort and an array of issues like headache, jaw pain, tooth damage and TMJ disorder. This may happen due to high levels of stress, anxiety or even certain […]

CHENNAI: MGM Healthcare, a multi-speciality quaternary care hospital in the heart of Chennai, announced the successful outcome of a complex airway surgery performed on a child by the team headed by Prof. Dr. Sanjeev Mohanty, Senior Consultant & Head, Institute of ENT, Head & Neck Surgery, MGM Healthcare. The 10-year-old boy, Tarun (name changed) from […]