When arthritis isn't the problem
Not all knee pain is caused by arthritis, and it's common for people to misdiagnose their knee pain. Get a better understanding of what can go wrong, and try certain exercises can help prevent knee pain.
Falls among older people are common, and it's estimated that a quarter of people over 65 fall at least once in a year. Falls are also dangerous. They can lead to broken bones, injuries to the spinal cord and brain, or even death. In fact, falls are the leading... Read More
You've been feeling low on energy lately, but you're not sure if it's just part of getting older or an issue that you and your doctor can do something about. If there's no underlying medical problem causing fatigue, basic steps that may help improve your energy include reducing stress,... Read More
A drug recall occurs when a company takes action to remove a defective drug product from the market. Companies may do so on their own, or by Food and Drug Administration (FDA) request. You may be alerted to a recall by a public notification or by a notification from...Read More
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Diabetes and risk of uncontrolled blood pressure
If you have diabetes, your priority is probably on the important steps you need to take to control it. But don't let other, related health issues fall by the wayside. A new study suggests that waiting too long to treat one related condition — high blood pressure (hypertension) —...Read More
When is a broken bone a sign of osteoporosis?
Osteoporosis causes bones to become weak and brittle, meaning bones can fracture far too easily. Activities that are not normally forceful enough to break a bone — such as bending over, falling from a standing height or even coughing — can cause a fracture. This is known as a...Read More
I have a bump by my collarbone and sternum. Is this a tumor?
A: The most likely cause for a bump in that location is osteoarthritis in your sternoclavicular joint. That joint is exactly in the location you described — at the intersection of your breastbone (sternum) and collarbone (clavicle). It's possible to develop several types of arthritis in this joint,... Read More
Is it normal for my grandson to play games on his tablet all of the time?
A: Yes, it's normal in the sense that young people have more access to "screen time" than ever before. However, that doesn't mean it's healthy. Technology provides kids opportunities to learn about their world, expand their imaginations, and connect positively with friends and family. However, the danger comes... Read More