Monthly Archives: August 2017

Diet-to-Go Delivery Meal Program (Review)

Dieters often struggle to change their eating habits when they start a new weight loss program. If you’ve tried to slim down by cooking healthier foods or eating less, you know how

What Are the Symptoms of Ankylosing Spondylitis?

Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is a chronic inflammatory disease of the spine joints and the sacroiliac joints. People with AS may also have inflammation in other joints like the shoulders or knees. The

What Is the Red Spot on My Eye?

You’re busy going about your day and a quick glance at your reflection makes you do a double-take: there’s a red spot on your eye. It’s normal to be concerned if you

What Is Scleritis?

Scleritis is an inflammation of the sclera, the white outer covering of the eye. The sclera is whitish in color and is made of collagen. Blood vessels travel through and on top of

Episcleritis Symptoms and Treatments

Overview Episcleritis is an acute inflammatory disorder of the episclera, the thin tissue between the conjunctiva and the white sclera. The episclera houses a thin network of blood vessels. Episcleritis usually looks

DEXA Scan Assesses Bone Density and Osteoporosis Risk

A DEXA scan (dual energy x-ray absorptiometry) is a test that assesses whether you have normal bone density, low bone density (also referred to as osteopenia), or osteoporosis. Typically, a DEXA scan,

How to use skinfold thickness to determine body fat percentage

The skinfold measurement test is one of the oldest and still most common methods of determining a person’s body composition and body fat percentage. This test estimates the percentage of body fat

Body Composition and Body Fat Percent

How to Measure and Interpret Your Body Fat Percentage Body composition is the proportion of fat and fat-free mass in your body. A healthy body composition is one that includes a lower

What is BMR or Basal Metabolic Rate?

Basal metabolic rate (BMR) is the total number of calories that your body needs to perform basic, life-sustaining functions. These basal functions include circulation, breathing, cell production, nutrient processing, protein synthesis and

What Your Doctor Wants You to Know About Eczema

You aren’t alone There are over 31 million people in the United States with eczema, including 17.8 million who have moderate to severe symptoms. According to the National Eczema Foundation, anywhere from

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