Downriver Clinics Blog
The link between a healthy diet and a healthy heart
Heart disease is a leading cause of death across the globe. According to the World Health Organization, ischaemic heart disease is responsible for 16 percent of the world's total deaths. The WHO also points out that, between 2000 and 2019, deaths due to ischaemic...
Combat age-related health changes with dietary changes
The human body is a marvel. How the body transforms over the course of an individual's life is one of its more remarkable qualities, and those changes never cease, even as individuals near retirement age. The changes associated with aging include physical...
9 myths and facs about the common cold
Colds are the result of more than 200 different viruses, according to Johns Hopkins Medicine. Adults experience an average of two to three colds per year, and rhinoviruses cause most of them. The American Lung Association states that colds are minor infections of the nose and throat. Despite typically producing only mild illness, colds account for more visits to the doctor than any other condition in the United States.
Fight the flu with these 5 easy strategies
Influenza can rear its head any time of the year, but is known to be a particularly bad thorn in one’s side during times of year when the weather is cold. According to WebMD, anywhere from 5 to 20 percent of the population will get the flu in an average year and it...
Facts about the cold and flu
Steering clear of people who are sick, frequently washing hands, sterilizing common surfaces, and getting the flu shot are ways to prevent illness.
The most common sports eye injuries
Millions of students return to classrooms each fall. They also will be returning to the courts, fields, pitches, and courses to participate in their favorite sports.Youth sports are so popular that, in 2013, ESPN characterized participation as “so big, no one really...
How you can eat to improve your energy levels
Need to improve your energy levels? A healthy, balanced diet is the best way to maintain or improve energy levels throughout the day.
Weight Loss: Strategies to shed pounds safely
The struggle millions of individuals experience in regard to maintaining a healthy weight has led public health agencies to characterize overweight and obesity as a major public health crisis. According to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney...
Men’s health: Major health risks for men
June is National Men’s Health Month. It’s all about encouraging guys to make healthy decisions in their lives and know the signs of the serious health risks that they face.
Emergency Room or Urgent Care: Where should I go?
“Should I go to the emergency room or an urgent care?” It’s one of the most common questions in today’s health care landscape. With more options than ever before to get treatment, it can be difficult to know where you should go when a sudden health concern arises.