Latest by Allison Bush

5 different types of seizures

Seizures happen when the electrical system of the brain malfunctions. There are many different types of seizures, although people may experience just one type. Or they may experience different types. The kind of seizure a person has depends on which ...

6 Ways Mushrooms Can Help Your Health

If dried and grown in the right way, mushrooms are one of the few foods that can provide you with this elusive vitamin, which your body generally makes from sunlight. Consuming dried white button mushroom extract was found to be as effective as takin...

Safety Tips for Being Active in Cold Weather

If you are planning to be out in the cold, moisture is your enemy. Cotton doesn’t wick moisture away from the body very well and it doesn’t dry quickly, so avoid wearing cotton products. Wool, silk and technical apparel, such as smart wool, are bette...

Should You Take Vitamin D?

Sunlight is the the body’s main source of vitamin D. The energy from the sun changes a chemical in the skin to vitamin D3, which is then carried to the liver and the kidneys where it is made into active vitamin D.

A Look at What's New in Kids' Health

Researchers looking at the effects of adult speech on preterm infants have found that increased adult speech during the early weeks of life is associated with better cognitive scores later. When the babies were 18 months old, the researchers observed ...

5 Heart Health Facts Backed by New Research

The protective effect of exercise is very important for those with type 2 diabetes. A study published in the _European Journal of Preventive Cardiology _found that out of 15,000 Swedes with type 2 diabetes, those who rarely exercised at the start of ...

7 Lifestyle Strategies to Decrease Your Risk of a Blood Clot

In a large, long-term study, researchers rated the participants’ heart health using the seven health indicators from the American Heart Association Life’s Simple 7. Among participants with optimum health, the risk of blood clots was 44 percent lower ...

Atrial Fibrillation in Athletes: What You Need to Know

Men, especially with a history of participating in endurance sports, are at higher risk for atrial fibrillation.

Top 6 Risk Factors for Pulmonary Embolism

Pulmonary embolism (PE)–a blockage of the main artery of the lung or one of its branches by a substance that has traveled through the blood system from elsewhere in the body–occurs equally in men and women, but risk increases with age. For every 10 y...

Foods to Avoid with Hypertension

With high blood pressure you want to have a diet low in sodium and fat, so here are the top foods you should really stay away from. Pickles Pickles are low calorie, which is great, but they are loaded with sodium. One medium pickle (about 5 inches lo...