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Improve Your Lifestyle

Improve Your Lifestyle

Despite the advancements in health care, the life expectancy in America has dropped. There are many reasons for this decline. One of which is the abuse of opioids. However, there are some factors that each person can control. While the rate of preventable deaths has dropped from smoking, the rate of preventable deaths from obesity […]


Gastroparesis

Gastroparesis Gastric motility disorders are gastrointestinal conditions which affect the body’s ability to digest food normally. A number of conditions fall into this category, including gastroparesis. Gastroparesis literally means paralyzed stomach. It is one of the most severe and complicated gastric motility disorders. Gastroparesis can be caused by a number of factors and is commonly […]


Gastroparesis Tips

Gastroparesis Tips Tips offered by other gastroparesis patients:  – Sit up after eating  – Walk after eating  – Belly massage  – Chew small bites of ginger  – Acupuncture  – Nausea wrist bands  – Try to eat foods that are GP friendly.  Stay away from fried and greasy foods  – Chew gum  – Do mild exercise such […]


How to Stop Spending Money

No matter where or how we shop, the temptation to overspend on random stuff follows us everywhere we go. Yup, we’re talking about the aisles right next to the store’s checkout lane. Mini hand sanitizers, gum and that magazine with the latest news on the royal family?! It seems they’ve thought of everything—or that’s what […]



Facts About Psoriasis

Facts about psoriasis What is psoriasis? Psoriasis is a genetic skin disease associated with the immune system. Your immune system causes your skin cells to reproduce too quickly. A normal skin cell matures and falls off the body’s surface in 28 to 30 days. However, skin affected by psoriasis takes only three to four days […]


Vaccines for Adults

You’re not a kid anymore, so you don’t have to worry about shots, right? Wrong. Find out how to stay on top of your vaccines.   What vaccines do adults need? Vaccines for adults are recommended based on your age, prior vaccinations, health, lifestyle, occupation and travel destinations. The schedule is updated every year, and […]


Taking Your Best Shot

Thanks to vaccines, we can protect young infants against whooping cough by making sure everyone is up to date with their vaccines. Pregnant women can pass on protection to their newborns by getting vaccinated during their third trimester every pregnancy. Family members and caregivers can strengthen that protection by getting up-to-date on the whooping cough […]


Chronic Intestinal Pseudo Obstruction

Chronic Intestinal Pseudo Obstruction Chronic Intestinal Pseudo-Obstruction (CIP) refers to a group of rare motility disorders characterized by persistent signs and symptoms of intestinal blockage in the absence of any physical blockage. In those with CIP, nerve or muscle problems cause the small and/or large intestine to lose the ability to contract and/or push food, […]


Colonic Inertia

Colonic Inertia Colonic Inertia (also known as slow-transit constipation) is a motility disorder that affects the large intestine (colon) and results in the abnormal passage of stool.    It is a rare condition in which the colon ceases to function normally. In colonic inertia, stool may remain stored in portions of the colon and not progress […]