What Causes Pain?

PAIN is one of the most common and debilitating complaints that afflicts about 100 million Americans annually, accounting for 20 percent of doctors’ visits and 12 percent of all prescriptions. It is the most common cause of long-term disability and missed work. There are two categories of pain. Adaptive pain involves a survival mechanism protect-
CANNABIS [MARIJUANA) is the most com­monly used illegal substance worldwide. About four percent of the world’s population between the ages of 15-64 years is estimated to have used cannabis at least once a year. The predic­tors of continued cannabis use include early onset and frequent use, male sex, using other illegal substances, and using to

Men’s health

One of our main goals in life is to stay healthy physically and mentally, be productive to our family and society, and live as long as our genetic makeup and environment dictate. In order to achieve this goal, there are a number of things we should do, more or less, depending on our situations. First

To breathe or no to breathe

Obstructive sleep apnea affects 20-30% of male and 10-15% of female adults in this country. Described as irregular and abnormal respiratory patterns during sleep with periods of silence followed by loud snorts or snoring, it may also manifest as nocturnal chest pain, awakening the affected individual from sleep with the sensation of choking, gasping or smothering.

Alcoholism

Unhealthy alcohol use encompasses a spectrum of alcohol use that increases the risk of health consequences to Alcohol Use Disorder. Consequences of unhealthy alcohol use include medical (damage to liver, brain, and heart), psychological (depression/anxiety, suicidal ideation), and social and legal problems. According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse & Alcoholism (NIAAA) in the
As we all know, exercise can be beneficial when it is done regularly and the right way. Its benefits include weight loss by burning calories, lowering blood pressure, and controlling blood sugar. It can also lower stress, help with depression, keep bones strong, and decrease cardiovascular risk for stroke & heart attack. There are three
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