Diabetes

More than 380 million people each year are affected by diabetes—and that number continues to increase. In the last decade, there was a 50% increase in cases of people living with diabetes. Today, diabetes takes more lives than AIDS and breast cancer combined, claiming the life of 1 American every 3 minutes. It is the leading cause of kidney failure, blindness, amputations, heart failure and stroke. The Role of Insulin in Your Body After you eat, your body turns the food that you consume into...

Sciatica

What is Sciatica? Do you have a sharp pain going from your lower back down into your legs? Are you suffering from numbness in one or both of your legs? If you possess either of these symptoms, you likely have a condition called sciatica. Sciatica stems from the sciatic nerve - which is a large nerve that extends from the lower back down the back of each leg. Sciatica Causes: Sciatica can be caused by a number of things, but usually it is caused by irritation of the lower lumbar or lumbosac...