Today, hospitals are an integral institution, with nearly 6,000 registered hospitals in the US alone, including federal clinics, long term care facilities, and rehabilitation services. Healthcare represents a core community pillar in many areas, and where those services are absent or difficult to access, the local population suffers. But it might surprise you that facilities focused on treating sick patients haven’t always existed, especially not in the West.
Anemia may just be the most common chronic condition people contend with worldwide. With nearly 2 billion people estimated to be living with iron deficiency anemia globally, that’s a whopping 25 percent of the world population living with symptoms that can often can impair quality of life significantly. Fortunately, anemia is extremely treatable. It’s all a matter of resource allocation and public awareness.
Most people don’t need to see the hard science to know, intrinsically, that exercise is good for your health. In fact, after a good aerobic workout, endorphins flood the brain and leave you with a calm, positive, afterglow feeling that might last upwards of an entire day. But good feelings aside, there are a ton of whole-body benefits to encourage you to keep up with your exercise routine.
For much of history, diseases of the brain associated with aging were often thought to be natural progressions, much like grey hair and wrinkles. Senility has long been thought of as an expected reality for elderly populations. But this is not the case. Now that the medical community has more of an understanding of the mechanisms behind neurodegenerative disease, strides have been made to alleviate the suffering on behalf of patients and caregivers living with these diseases. However, of all neurodegenerative diseases described by modern medicine, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis--or ALS--perhaps has the least known about it. Physicians and family members alike are often at a loss when it comes to determining the best course of action for ALS patients.