Taking your life back
With better scientific understanding of often-misunderstood condition has come improved treatment strategies that allow for an individualized approach to addressing pain and many other symptoms that can be at play.
Resistance band exercises
You'd like to try some strength training, but you're intimidated by the dumbbells and weight machines at the health club. Plus, you'd like something you can do at home. If that's the case, you may want to try resistance bands or tubes, which are available at sporting goods... Read More
Improving foot pain
To improve your fitness, you started taking daily brisk walks around your neighborhood. But after just a few days, you can't continue. Your feet ache, and you think you're developing a corn. How can you stay healthy if your feet hurt every time you try to exercise? As... Read More
Planning a trip to the Rocky Mountains or South America? You may want to talk with a doctor first. Not only can ascending quickly to high altitudes make you temporarily feel sick, it can also affect existing health conditions such as lung or heart disease or sleep apnea.... Read More
Prescribed medications don't work if you don't take them. There are many barriers to faithfully taking your medications, with one being just plain forgetting. To help you remember to take your medications, try to: Keep it simple — Work with your doctor and pharmacist to keep your...Read More
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Detecting heart failure risk with artificial intelligence
The left ventricle provides most of your heart's pumping power. A decline in this pumping power — called left ventricular dysfunction — is a potential precursor to heart failure. Sometimes, this decline occurs without causing any noticeable symptoms early on. This is a difficult-to-detect condition known as asymptomatic left...Read More
No chemo for many women with breast cancer
According to a recent large-scale study called TAILORx, doctors can now more confidently recommend forgoing chemotherapy for many women with the most common type of early-stage breast cancer. The study was published in New England Journal of Medicine and focused on about 10,000 women with breast cancer that was...Read More
I have stable heart disease with some symptoms. Do I need an artery-widening stent?
A: When one or more arteries supplying the heart with blood have narrowed, poor blood flow can result in ongoing pain or discomfort in your chest (angina). Stable angina means the pain and discomfort are predictable and the angina maintains generally the same pattern. It occurs with certain circumstances,... Read More
Can artificial flavors and colors in foods cause itching or other reactions?
A: According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), food additives are any ingredients or substances — such as preservatives, vitamins, minerals, artificial sweeteners, antioxidants, spices, flavors and colors — that are added to food. All food additives must be approved by the FDA. This means the FDA has... Read More