Maintaining your IBS in a Green Way

Irritable Bowel Syndrome, otherwise known as IBS, affects 10 to 15 percent of the United States population. IBS is a functional disorder in the gut that can cause constipation, diarrhea, stomach pain and…


Can Arthritis Be Prevented?

Arthritis is an inflammation of one or more joints, which results in pain and stiffness, and becomes more acute as we age, reported the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota. An estimated 52.5 million Americans…


Can Melanoma Be Prevented?

Melanoma, which develops in the cells (melanocytes), the pigment that determines your skin color, is the most serious type of skin cancer, according to the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota. An estimated 60,000 Americans…


How to Control Irritable Bowel Syndrome

April is Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Awareness month. We wanted to share some information about IBS as well as a few ideas about how to control it. It is estimated that between 25…

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Why a Good Night’s Sleep Is Important

           Getting enough quality sleep at night helps protect your mental and physical health, quality of life, and your safety, explained the National Heart., Lung and Blood Institute, Bethesda, Maryland….

Birth Defects

Birth Defects Can Be Prevented

Birth defects are changes in the structure of one or more parts of the body, explained the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia.  They affect one in every 33 babies born…

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Can Diabetes Be Prevented?

November is American Diabetes Month, a time to raise awareness about the disease and about the burden that the impacted people carry. It is also a time to Stop Diabetes®! America Gets Cooking?…

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How to Maintain Healthy Eyes

After British actress, Judi Dench, announced that she had been diagnosed with age-related macular degeneration (AMD), it focused attention on a serious eye disease that affects many older people and can lead to…

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we here at Eco18 decided to take part in this campaign to help increase awareness. We each took a moment to ourselves to reflect on what…

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How is Ebola Spread? Virus Spreads Through Direct Contact With Fluids Like Sweat, Semen; Possibly Airborne

How is Ebola spread? That’s what an increasing number of people are wondering as new potential cases are reported across the United States and Europe while the disease takes more lives in Africa….

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