Information to help you prevent illness and manage your health.

Lowering Cholesterol Levels in Our Community

High cholesterol levels are a significant risk factor for heart disease, which is the leading cause of death in the United States.According to the American Heart Association, more than 102 million American adults have cholesterol levels above the recommended level. The situation is even worse in communities living along the Texas border, such as Laredo and TheRio Grande Valley, where the prevalence of high cholesterol is higher than the national average. In this blog post, we will explore ways to lower your levels of cholesterol and why it's important, especially for those living in border communities.

Heat Stress in the Workplace: Symptoms, Prevention, and Treatment

As temperatures rise, so does the risk of heat-related illness in the workplace. Heat stress is a common condition that affects many workers, particularly those who work outdoors or in hot indoor environments. In this blog post, we will explore the symptoms, prevention, and treatment of workplace heat stress.

Colon Cancer Awareness: Symptoms, Testing Methods, and Preventative Care Tips

Colon cancer is a serious medical condition that affects millions of people worldwide. Recent reports suggest that colon cancer is on the rise, particularly in younger people. In this article, we will explore colon cancer awareness and provide insight on the symptoms, testing methods, and preventative care tips that can help you reduce your risk of developing this disease.

Anemia: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

Anemia is a common medical condition that occurs when your body doesn't have enough red blood cells to carry oxygen to your tissues and organs. This can lead to fatigue, weakness, and shortness of breath, among other symptoms. In this blog post, we will explore the causes, symptoms, and treatment of anemia.

Candida Auris: The Dangerous and Lethal Fungus Infection Spreading Across the Nation

Candida Auris is a drug-resistant fungus infection that is spreading rapidly across the United States, including Southern Nevada.Recently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warned thatCandida Auris poses a nationwide threat to public health. In this article, we will explore what Candida Auris is, its symptoms, how it spreads, and what can be done to prevent its spread.

Thyroid Problems: Surprising Signs to Watch For

Thyroid problems are very common in the United States, with about 1 in 12 people experiencing thyroid issues in their lifetimes.