Latest by Allison Bush

What to Know about Creaky Joints

Your joints may make noise because the joint surfaces might not be very smooth anymore. The joint might be looser than it was, too. These changes cause the joint to grind a little, snap a little and pop a little.

Lifestyle Changes to Make for Hypothyroidism

Unfortunately, with an underactive thyroid also comes constipation and weight gain. To combat this, start integrating thyroid-safe high fiber foods into your diet, like sweet potatoes and collard greens. Be mindful that a high fiber diet may also aff...

HPV and Pap Tests: 6 Things to Know

Yes, you can have HPV but still have a normal Pap test. Changes on your cervix may not show up right away; or they may never appear. For women older than 30 who get a negative result on both the Pap and HPV tests means no cervical changes or HPV were ...

What Women Should Know About Fibroids

Fibroids are muscular tumors that grow in the wall of the uterus. Fibroids are almost always benign and they can grow as a single tumor, or there can be many of them in the uterus. They also range in size - some can be very small, and some can be as ...

What to Know if You're Pregnant with Multiples

Morning sickness is caused by high levels of the hormone human chorionic gonadotropin, and because levels of this hormone are higher in twin pregnancies, women may experience a higher incidence of nausea and vomiting in the first trimester.

Why You Should Dry Brush Your Skin

Dry brushing will help exfoliate your skin by removing dead skin cells and unclogging pores. It also promotes new cell renewal.

5 Things You Need to Learn About E-Cigarettes

An e-cigarette is a battery operated (disposable or rechargeable) device that contains nicotine. The nicotine is turned into a vapor in the e-cigarette and then inhaled. The vapor looks similar to smoke. E-cigarettes come in all sorts of sizes and so...

If You Have Heart Disease, You're At Greater Risk for Angina

Angina is a temporary discomfort or pain that happens when part of your heart muscle is temporarily not able to get enough blood and oxygen to meet its needs. It usually happens during physical activity or extreme emotion and goes away after a few mi...

5 Advances in Pregnancy Research

A new, non-invasive test could be used in early pregnancy to predict preterm birth and poor fetal development. Researchers analyzed metabolites found in the urine of 438 pregnant women and detected that elevated levels of the amino acid lysine were a...

Treatment Options for Erectile Dysfunction (ED)

These treatments for Erectile Dysfunction have been proven to improve symptoms and benefit men’s sexual health.