Wellness Articles & Stories

7 Reasons to Receive a Second Opinion Infographic

7 Reasons to Receive a Second Opinion Infographic

When we receive a difficult diagnosis, and treatment options are completely overwhelming, it's easiest to just follow along with whatever our doctor tells us. They are the experts and know what's best for our situation, right? That may not necessarily be true as no test or person is 100% infal... Read More


Health and Quality of Life to Improve if You Sit Less, Move More

Health and Quality of Life to Improve if You Sit Less, Move More

Kansas State University researchers have found that individuals who spend less time sitting and more time engaging in physical activity have a reduced risk for chronic diseases, including heart disease, diabetes, stroke, breast cancer, colon cancer and others. Read More


Study Indicates that Chocolate Could Help Prevent Diabetes and Obesity

Study Indicates that Chocolate Could Help Prevent Diabetes and Obesity

Over a third of US adults are obese and are, consequently, at higher danger of Type 2 diabetes. Now a new study proposes an amazing prevention strategy for both conditions - consuming chocolate. Read More


7 Ways Exercise Improves Health as We Age Infographic

7 Ways Exercise Improves Health as We Age Infographic

Have a desire to look great, live longer and boost your energy? Exercise might be the ticket for you. The advantages of routine physical activity are easy to see and hard to ignore. These benefits can be reaped by anyone, regardless of sex, age, or level of physical ability. If you need proof,... Read More


Early Morning Sun Exposure May Aid Us in Controlling Waistlines, Claim Researchers

Early Morning Sun Exposure May Aid Us in Controlling Waistlines, Claim Researchers

Could sunlight be employed as a tool to combat obesity? Researchers at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL, seem to believe so. They publish their research in the journal PLOS One. The advantages of sunlight on human health are well-documented. In addition to providing us with necessary vi... Read More


Exercises You Can Do at Your Office

Over and over again we are confronted with this important health issue: We all need more exercise. However, the hyper-busy digitally oriented lifestyle of today - 2013 spending 8 to 12 hours hovering in front of a computer screen - 2013 makes the ideal of 30 minutes a day of exercise seem like... Read More


The Role Communities Play in Community Hospitals

The Role Communities Play in Community Hospitals

In the recent times of economic shortage communities have been striving to provide the same quality service. Empowered Medical News had the chance to meet Edward Dinan, President and C.E.O. of Lawrence Hospital in Bronxville, New York. He spoke of the ways in which community hospitals rely on... Read More


Allergic Asthma Triggered by Bacterial Protein in House Dust

Allergic Asthma Triggered by Bacterial Protein in House Dust

A bacterial protein found in common house dust may exacerbate allergic reactions to indoor allergens. This is according to research from the National Institutes of Health and Duke University. The finding is the first to document the protein flagellin in house dust, thus strengthening the link ... Read More


The U.S. Surgeon General Envisions Optimal Medicine

The U.S. Surgeon General Envisions Optimal Medicine

Dr. Regina Benjamin, the Surgeon General of the United States, discusses Optimal Medicine as a new vision for health - a vision in which people take responsibility and care for the own health. It is a vision that sees health as a positive, not about disease or illness, but about a living a fun... Read More


What Cold and Flu Viruses Mean for the Body

What Cold and Flu Viruses Mean for the Body

Suffering with a cold or flu can often be a tiring, aggravating encounter. However, the next time your body is suffering from these viruses remember this: allowing your body to rest while allowing the cold or flu to run its course is actually beneficial to your long term health. Proponents of ... Read More


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