Head and neck cancers involve the mouth, tongue, nose, pharynx and larynx. Because of their aggressive nature, treatments are usually very intensive and brutal. Educating head and neck cancer patients can be a melancholic stance. That is because this type of cancer has a well-known and well-established causes or risk factors – alcohol and tobacco. The good news is that they are highly preventable because these risk factors are acquired acts that can be stopped or changed.
There is an increasing concern on the use of Over-the-Counter (OTC) supplements and Herbal Remedies because these products are not regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The use of OTC supplements and herbal remedies by Americans is becoming a part of the daily household purchasing.
As a health care professional, I would caution everyone on the use of OTC supplements and herbal remedies. Because it is non-regulated, suppliers of these products can use “miraculous” words on the labels.
The obese population in the United States has become the most important group of people that heightened the interest of clinicians. The fact that obesity has steadily increased in the past three decades, this means that we as a country, are facing a tremendous financial burden. The reason is that obesity leads to high blood pressure and diabetes which are the leading causes of heart disease and kidney failure. Categorizing obesity as a disease can easily be justified because of its cascading adverse effects on health.