They come in every color of the rainbow and are the footwear of choice when vacationing at the beach, but these fun and fashionable shoes may be harmful to the health of your foot. According to the National Foot Health Assessment, nearly 80% of people age 21 and older have experienced at least one foot problem in their life and medical experts agree that the primary culprit is flip flops. Ankle Problems Flip flops do… Read More »
The most common of all bone diseases is osteoporosis. The condition increases the risk for bone breakage and affects nearly 200 million women worldwide. According to the International Osteoporosis Foundation osteoporosis affects one-tenth of women over the age of 60.[i] While more common in women, the disease is not sexist. It may occur in both men and women, especially if the individual is at risk for the disease. Uncontrollable Risk Factors Uncontrollable risk factors are… Read More »
The optimal sleep required for a healthy individual is largely based on two factors: age and genetics. Some people prefer waking early in the morning while others prefer staying up late at night. The internal biological clock, which regulates the sleep-wake cycle, varies from person to person. So, how do you know if you are getting enough sleep for your age? Within a 24-hour period, healthy adults require between 7.5 to 8.5 hours of sleep.… Read More »
From injuries to illnesses, urgent care facilities treat a variety of conditions. Most people visit urgent care because they have an injury, sudden onset of an illness, or have experienced trauma. The condition is usually not life threatening. Chronic illnesses or life-threatening emergencies are treated in a hospital emergency room. But, for basic conditions, urgent care is the ideal place. We at Henry Ford Urgent Care are committed to patient care and satisfaction. Our facility… Read More »
At the core of the body systems is digestion. The gastrointestinal system, also referred to as the digestive system, is a large group of organs that plays an essential role in protecting the overall wellness of the body. Organs include, but are not limited to, the stomach, small intestine, pancreas, liver, and colon. When an interruption in intake or absorption of nutrients occurs, the gut may become unhealthy. When the gut is unhealthy, pain, discomfort,… Read More »
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