Stress is an unavoidable occurrence in everyday life. It impacts our mental well-being and can even take a toll on our physical health. Stress can increase the body’s susceptibility to a number of medical conditions ranging from the common cold to heart disease and stroke. The physical impact of stress is particularly detrimental for people living with chronic conditions like psoriasis because it can cause lapses in remission and even negate the effectiveness of medical therapies.
Hepatitis C (HCV) has been making headlines. Reports from various media outlets, including Specialty Pharmacy Times, Newsweek, and CNN, have all referenced the latest CDC surveillance report that links increased rates of HCV with widespread intravenous drug use, especially among younger white people in rural parts of the country.
Some say it’s “superman syndrome.” Others say they prefer living in denial. Whatever it is, the stereotypes are generally true—men don’t like going to the doctor. Unfortunately, this reluctance to seek medical advice is particularly accurate for sensitive issues related to men’s health.
Maintaining a healthy, well-balanced diet is important for improving weight and overall health, but for patients living with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), a healthy diet has also been shown to have some therapeutic benefits.