Category: General Health

How Menopause Can Affect Your Sleep Schedule

Woman going through menopauseIf night sweats and day sweats aren’t enough to ruin a normal day, now your clothes seem to be shrinking a bit. At least that’s what you keep telling yourself. Now the knockout punch comes; you begin to realize how menopause can affect your sleep schedule.

Women who have never had trouble falling asleep or staying asleep find that suddenly their rest is disturbed, or they can’t sleep at all. So, what does it all mean, and should you be concerned?

Continue reading “How Menopause Can Affect Your Sleep Schedule”

Talk-Test-Treat: The Good News And Bad News About STDs

The CDC estimates that 20 million new Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) infections occur each year, and sexually experienced persons aged 15-24 make up over one-half of all new infections. With so much information in the public eye about using condoms to prevent STDs, why do the numbers continue to rise? It’s STD Awareness Month, which is a great time to understand the problem and seek more solutions.

Continue reading “Talk-Test-Treat: The Good News And Bad News About STDs”

How Can Stress Affect Your Health?

Nearly everyone will experience some type of stress in their lives. Stress can be caused by a variety of factors including, work, money, health, family and a laundry list of other items that are often unavoidable. You may know that long periods of stress and anxiety can leave you feeling tired and worn out, but did you know that it can have serious long-term effects on your health?

Continue reading “How Can Stress Affect Your Health?”

2017 Will be a Bad Year for Lyme Disease

In the spring and summer, Lyme disease is a worry for nearly everyone who spends time outside. 2017 is shaping up to be even more risky for the disease than usual.

There has been a huge amount of growth in the mice population across the northern areas of the United Sates. This has led ecologists to believe that Lyme disease will be especially bad this year. But, what do mice have to do with Lyme disease – shouldn’t we be worried about ticks? Mice are extremely efficient carriers of the disease and infect approximately 95% of the ticks that feed on them. A single mouse could have up to 50 or 60 ticks on them at once. 

Scientists say the math is simple: more mice + more infected ticks = increased instances of lyme disease. 

Continue reading “2017 Will be a Bad Year for Lyme Disease”