Obesity

Obesity The prevalence of obesity among American men has doubled in only 25 years, and it’s killing us. A 2004 survey published in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that 71% of men 20 years old and over were overweight and 31% were obese. The same...

NeuroCog

Neurocognitive Disorders DementiaDementia, also known as senility, is a broad category of brain diseases that can cause long term and gradual decreases in the ability to think and remember. Common symptoms include emotional problems, problems with language and speech,...

Concussions

According to the CDC, a concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury—or TBI—caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head or by a hit to the body that causes the head and brain to move rapidly back and forth. This sudden movement can cause the brain to bounce around...

Cardiac

Cardiac Disease Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a class of diseases that involve the heart or blood vessels. Cardiovascular disease includes coronary artery diseases (CAD) such as angina and myocardial infarction (commonly known as a heart attack). Additional CVDs...

Bone-Joint

Orthopaedics is the medical specialty that focuses on injuries and diseases of your body’s musculoskeletal system. This system includes your bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles, and nerves. Orthopaedic surgeons have studied all aspects of the...

Diabetes

Diabetes is a disease that occurs when the body can’t control blood glucose levels properly. Normally, the digestive tract breaks down food into glucose, a form of sugar. After being absorbed, it is released into the blood. The hormone insulin, produced by...

ALS

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) was first found in 1869 by French neurologist Jean-Martin Charcot, but it wasn’t until 1939 that Lou Gehrig brought national attention to the disease. Ending the career of one of the most beloved Yankee’s ever, the disease is still...

CTE

Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) The condition known as chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) was formerly believed to exist primarily among boxers, and was referred to as dementia pugilistica. It is a progressive degenerative disease which afflicts the brain...

TBI

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) What is Traumatic Brain Injury? Traumatic brain injury, often referred to as TBI, is most often an acute event similar to other injuries. That is where the similarity between traumatic brain injury and other injuries ends. One moment the...