on November 9, 2012
According to the American Diabetes Association, more than 25 million children and adults have diabetes in the United States – 7 million are undiagnosed. In 2007, the disease contributed to more than 230,000 US deaths. It contributes to heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure and even blindness. The rising cost of diabetes now exceeds $174 billion. See the Infographic below for the costs and the [...] Read More »
on November 8, 2012
In support of American Diabetes Month, in November, iTriage trivia questions will focus on the growing diabetes epidemic, which affects nearly 26 million children and adults in the United States, costing the healthcare system an estimated 174 billion dollars yearly (direct and indirect costs).
Trivia question: Which of the following statements is true describing Type I and II diabetes?
Type [...] Read More »
on November 7, 2012
One claims to give you wings. One even touts that after drinking its contents you’ll “Unleash the beast”. You’ve got it; we’re talking about energy drinks. But are these energy drinks safe? Energy beverages are the fastest growing segment of the beverage industry. In 2011, annual sales boasted a whopping 6.9 billion dollars, exceeding the gluten free industry at 4.2 billion claims Doris [...] Read More »
on November 5, 2012
The world’s oldest planned surgical procedure has come under fire in recent years by concerned parents who question its value. And given the outcry from a growing “save the foreskin” movement and the recent attempt to criminalize the act of circumcision by the city of San Francisco, it’s no wonder new moms and dads are worried.
Back in the 1970’s and 80’s, nearly 80% of baby boys born in [...] Read More »
on November 2, 2012
Dr. Wayne Guerra, Co-Founder and Chief Medical Officer of iTriage answers common questions related to urinary tract infections (UTI).
1. What is a UTI, and what are the symptoms?
2. How can I prevent getting a UTI?
3. Does cranberry juice really help prevent getting a UTI?
4. Will a UTI harm my baby if I am pregnant?
5. What are the treatment options for UTIs?
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on October 31, 2012
It’s that time of year again, when ghoulies and goblins take to the streets, begging for goodies and accumulating heaps of sugary treasure. And while the blogosphere is alive with advice on costume design and safety tips, I’d like to side-step these issues and draw your attention to a topic you might not think about… bats!
Okay, you MIGHT think about bats. It is Halloween, after all. But did [...] Read More »
on October 29, 2012
Going into the fall and winter, you’ll start to see more and more fruits and vegetables arriving in grocery stores and farmers markets. In addition to being abundantly delicious and filling, these fruits and vegetables also come with their share of fiber, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. If you’re looking to include some delicious fruits and vegetables in your fall dishes, here are [...] Read More »
on October 26, 2012
The summer temperatures have dropped and winter weather wardrobes have taken the place of the summer clothes in your closet. Maybe your mood is dropping as well. According to statistics by the American Academy of Family Physicians, “Seasonal Affective Disorder may be experienced by six of every 100 people in the United States.” If you or a family member or friend is experiencing some mood change [...] Read More »
on October 24, 2012
Now that kids have been in school for a while, we’re getting into the “major holiday months” part of the year. Starting with Halloween in October, there is a major holiday almost every single month until March, meaning that kids will be attending lots of in-class parties and eating lots of treats. While celebrating holidays during the school day is fun for kids, health-conscious parents may [...] Read More »
on October 22, 2012
In honor of breast cancer awareness month, we hear from Angelo Merendino, who chronicled his wife’s fight with breast cancer in a series of photographs, entitled “The Battle We Didn’t Choose.” The collection details the day-to-day realities of breast cancer; hair loss, reactions of people in the street, moments with loved ones. Merendino’s photographs, depicting a raw and personal honesty, [...] Read More »