Helpful Healthcare Links for August 24, 2016

Young woman with stomach issuesThere is a lot going on in healthcare news this week! I have put together a handful of trending health topics to share with you in hopes that this information will assist you in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Here are a few health articles for this week.

Unexplained fatigue? Joint pain and swelling? Seizures? These symptoms, combined with several others, could be lupus. Lupus is an autoimmune disease most commonly found in women. Knowing the signs and symptoms of lupus could be a matter of life or death for you or a loved one.

Bloating always seems to happen at the worst time, like a fun day at the beach or even on your wedding day. Turns out, this unwelcome digestive discomfort could be due to FODMAPs — Fermentable Oligosaccharides, Disaccharides, Monosaccharides, and Polyols — which are basically sugar molecules that don’t digest properly and cause bloating.

Some teens are over medicated. Whether it be for ADHD, depression or acne, many kids are on at least one prescription drug. Suicide is the leading cause of death in teens, and studies have found a link between prescription drug use and teenage suicide.

Your eye color, your height and your skin tone are influenced by genes. But did you know that looking to your parents’ health can determine your life expectancy and your heart health?

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