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Essential Tremor or Parkinson’s Disease?

Essential Tremor is characterized by uncontrollable shaking in the hands or forearms. It usually affects the hands, arms, head, larynx or voice box, tongue and chin. It can affect other areas, but it usually does not affect the lower body.

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Understanding Chronic Pain

Everyone knows that if you smash your finger in a car door that you are going to experience intense pain. Fortunately the pain will eventually stop and the wound will heal. Those who suffer from chronic pain are unable to gain permanent relief from their pain.

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Finding The Humor in Chronic Illness

People think that if you are able to have a sense of humor about your illness then you must not be that sick. We live in these broken bodies every day and trust me when we malfunction it’s so much easier to laugh than cry. It’s a coping skill you develop over time.

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The Devastating Effects of Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s Disease is the most common cause of the progressive loss of intellectual abilities, know as dementia. It is a devastating and incurable disease that chiefly affects the elderly. It is already a major public health problem and it will become an even greater problem as the number and proportion of the elderly population increases.

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Pet Health Advice: Decoding Pet Food Claims to Find The Ideal Nutrition for Your Furry Family Member

Pet food labels can be terribly confusing for consumers. Looking for three key things can help you find a quality pet food so you can feel confident that your cat or dog is getting the proper nutrition they need to live a long, healthy life.

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Health Advice: Tips for Daily Sun Safety This Summer [Infographic]

Check out these tips from Olay and The Skin Cancer Foundation.

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Health News: Share Your Health History – Start a New Tradition at Your Family Reunion

Talking about health history at family reunions can be challenging. Having a strategy for difficult conversations can help guide the discussion and make it a meaningful and productive experience. This article presents some tips for getting a one-on-one conversation started at your next family reunion.

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What Do Women Want for Permanent Birth Control Options? [Infographic]

To take a quiz about determining your “right size” and for tips on how to speak with your partner about family size, and your doctor about your options, visit www.familysizematters.com.

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Pet Health Advice: Vet-approved Tips for Keeping Your Pet Out of The Veterinary Emergency Room

Visiting the veterinary emergency room is a pet parent’s worst nightmare, but every day across America pets become ill, suffer injuries, ingest poison or worse – requiring immediate veterinary care. Even the most diligent pet parents can’t protect their furry family members all the time, but there are a few things you can do to help ensure you never find yourself in this scenario.

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Health Advice: Help Support Health with Vitamins and Minerals

Many people choose a daily multivitamin to help close the gap between the nutrients they need and those provided by their regular diet. However, some people need more than just a single combination formula. Before talking with your doctor about which vitamins and supplements are right for you, arm yourself with this information from the experts at Nature Made, the #1 pharmacist recommended brand of vitamins and supplements in eight categories*, according to a recent survey by U.S. News & World Report and Pharmacy Times.

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