Tobacco Use and Health Risks

Tobacco Use and Health Risks i

In New Jersey, the cancer screening rates in the Asian Indian population is well below the national average. Tobacco users, in many forms, have a higher incidence of oral cancer. Those who use combustible tobacco increase their risk for lung cancer. South Asian males and those from India have higher rates of smokeless tobacco use compared to other subpopulations in New Jersey who use smokeless tobacco, putting them at increased risk for cancer and other serious health problems, ac

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Alzheimer

Alzheimer’s-Brain Awareness

June is Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month, a time dedicated to increasing public awareness of Alzheimer’s disease, available resources and how people can get involved to support the cause. In the United States every 65 seconds, someone develops Alzheimer’s disease. To recognize this alarming statistic, ParamCARE Foundation encourage all to take the ‘Purple Pledge’ to support the 47 million people worldwide who are living with Alzheimer’s disease and other de

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Heart Disease

Heart Disease

Heart Disease: There are many different kinds of heart disease. The most common is atherosclerosis which is the buildup of fatty deposits or plaques in the walls of arteries. As result of plaque formation, there is less space for blood to flow normally during circulation resulting in to less delivery of oxygen through­out the body, including to the heart. Depending on where the buildup is, it can cause a heart attack, leg pain, or a stroke. Atherosclerosis is not part of normal a

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Arthritis

Arthritis

Key Facts: Arthritis is derived from Greek word “Arthro” means joint and ‘Itis’ means inflammation. It is characterized by pain and stiffness of one or more joints, typically worsen with the age. *The first description of rheumatoid arthritis was mentioned, in 1800, by French Physician Dr. Augustin Jacob Landre-Beuvais in Paris. *Arthritis is predominantly a disease of old persons but children can also be affected. More than 70% of the individuals of age 65 and above are a

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Nutrition Glossary

Nutrition Glossary

Nutrition is about eating a healthy and balanced diet. Food and drink provide the energy and nutrients you need to be healthy. Understanding the following nutrition terms may make it easier for you to make better food choices. Calories: In a nutritional context, the kilojoule (kJ) is the SI unit of food energy provided by energy-containing nutrients of food-carbohydrates, fats, proteins Carbohydrate: A sugar or starch such as pasta, bread, fruits. Vegetables, beans, or dairy that

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Triglycerides

Triglycerides

What Are Triglycerides? Triglycerides are a type of fat also known as “lipids in blood. Triglyceride is an ester derived from glycerol and three fatty acids (from tri- and glyceride). Triglycerides are the main constituents of body fat in humans and other animals, as well as vegetable fat They are also present in the blood to enable the bidirectional transference of adipose fat and blood glucose from the liver, and are a major component of human skin oils Body converts extra cal

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