Sleep apnea is a relatively common sleep disorder in which a person experiences many breathing pauses during a night’s sleep. It puts a person at higher risk for heart disease, diabetes, stroke, and more, so it’s essential to treat it to prevent serious health complications.1 This article discusses the various treatment options for apnea. What
The truck driving industry is overwhelmingly unhealthy to it’s participants. A study by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reveals, “More than half of long-haul truck drivers reported having two or more of these health conditions or unhealthy behaviors: high blood pressure, obesity, smoking, limited physical activity, high cholesterol, or fewer than 6 hours of sleep. These factors increase the chance of developing preventable, long-lasting diseases.” With this knowledge, HTAA routinely reviews and post news articles related to Truckers health in an effort to better inform you.
By Katia Hetter, CNN – (CNN)–Covid-19 infections are on the rise, with most US states reporting an increase in cases. According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the highly contagious BA.2.1.21 subvariant of Omicron is now the dominant strain of coronavirus nationwide. Two years into the pandemic, many aren’t sure what to
By Diana Buntajova – “Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a chronic condition caused by too much fat being stored inside the liver cells, which is not due to alcohol,” said Dr Lee from Dr Fox Online Pharmacy. While the early stages don’t usually pose harm, this condition can progress to liver failure or cancer
Emily Lachtrupp, M.S., RD Reviewed by Dietitian Victoria Seaver, M.S., RD – If you’re one of the 37 million people in the United States with type 2 diabetes, you’ve likely been told to keep an eye on both your blood sugars and your heart health. But why? As it turns out, people with type 2
There’s still much to learn about COVID-19 and its long-term effects on people who contract it. For about 80% of people who have a mild reaction to COVID-19, their symptoms go away in about two weeks. Others who have more serious cases need between three and six weeks to recover. One important area of study
Published by: Smriti Mallapaty Immune cells infected with SARS-CoV-2 can trigger a massive inflammatory response that contributes to severe COVID-19, suggest two papers — one published today in Nature, and a preprint posted online on 1 April. Since the early days of the pandemic, research has suggested that inflammation leads to significant respiratory distress and
While the first stage of the fatty liver doesn’t pose harm in most cases, as the condition progresses the more dangerous it becomes and leads to liver cirrhosis. From liver failure to cancer, untreated non-alcoholic fatty liver disease can stir up serious complications. One trigger for this condition is refined carbohydrates, according to an expert.
By Tanya Feke, MD Medically reviewed by Geetika Gupta, MD – The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has evolved into a pandemic that has infected millions of people worldwide. Scientists and researchers are actively working to find treatments for the disease, and, ideally, find a way to prevent infection in the first place. There are hundreds of
By Barbie Cervoni MS, RD, CDCES, CDN Medically reviewed by Do-Eun Lee, MD – If you or someone in your family has developed diabetes, you might be wondering if it is genetic. There are different types of diabetes, all of which have specific risk factors contributing to the cause. If you have a mother, father,