Our most-viewed articles of the year encompassed a variety of health topics.
Every year, HealthCalling brings you informative articles on a vast array
of health topics--from fitness to food, from cancer care to cardiac health.
But out of the 240-plus articles we brought you in 2017, some sparked
a particular interest. As we close out the year, here is a top 10 countdown
of our most-viewed articles of 2017.
6 Truths About Lupus
That You Should Know
Lupus made the news this year because of Selena Gomez, one of the more
high-profile people with this autoimmune disease. But while many people
know who she is, lupus isn't as well known. Among the facts our readers
learned: Lupus is often called the "great imitator" because
its symptoms mimic those for other health problems.
Is There Creamer in Your Cup?
Rethink Your Morning Brew
If you enjoy a splash of flavored creamer in your coffee, you may want
to read this before your next cup of joe. When it comes to creamers, reading
labels for thickeners, sweeteners and trans fats is key. Or you could
just skip the creamer and try one of the suggested healthier alternatives.
The Best Foods for People Living With Kidney Disease
Your kidneys play several important roles in keeping your body in optimum
condition--clearing waste from the body, helping with red blood cell production
and regulating blood pressure, among other things--so it's wise to
eat a diet promoting renal health (especially for people with chronic
kidney disease). This story not only provides a list of super foods for
the kidneys, but also dietary recommendations for adults with chronic
A Pediatrician Speaks: Five Foods You Won’t See in My House
Sugary sodas seem like a given on this list, but what about perennial kid
favorite apple juice? Our pediatrician tells you the reasons why parents
should avoid this, as well as other particular foods and drinks.
When a Mole is Just a Mole (And When Should You Be Worried)?
Skin cancer is the most common cancer in America, so everyone should know
how to spot a mole--and tell whether it's harmless or a harbinger
of something serious. This guide breaks down the different types of moles,
as well as what to look for in a mole that could indicate cancer.
For Father and Son, Working Together is a Matter of the Heart
For Drs. Aidan A. Raney and Aidan R. Raney, cardiology is a family business.
Both physicians are experts in TAVR--a specialized procedure that is a
growing alternative to open-heart surgery. They talk about what it's
like to work together, what they've learned from each other and whether
it's hard for people to keep track of who's who.
6 Surprising Foods That Are Bad for Your Heart
Just because a food label says "light" doesn't mean it's
good for your heart--take, for instance, light cold cuts. That's one
of the dirty half-dozen that can actually be detrimental for your cardiac
health because of bugaboos such as heavy sodium, sweeteners and trans fats.
Want to Sleep Better? The Answer May Be What You Wear to Sleep
Looking for a good night's sleep? You're not alone, based on the
popularity of this article that looks at how wearables can help you monitor
your sleep patterns. There's even a rundown of some of the products
on the market and how they claim they can help you catch some more zzzz's.
Why Coconut Oil Lost its Superfood Status
With coconut oil one of the biggest food trends of the last couple of years,
the headlines that proclaimed it was bad for your health left lots of
people confused. But the news was actually part of an overall message
about the role of saturated fats in our diets, and how it's more beneficial
to swap them out for polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats.
New Car Seat Law for California Kids: Rear-Facing Seats Are a Must for
Those Under 2
The beginning of every year ushers in a host of new laws, and in 2017,
one of the biggest for parents was a change to California's car seat
law. Now, all children younger than 2 must ride in a rear-facing seat
until they either weigh at least 40 pounds or are 40 inches tall.
What to know what was trending last year?
Read Our Top Stories of 2016.
This information is not intended as a substitute for professional medical
care. Always follow your healthcare professional's instructions.