Arthritis and exercise
Managing joint pain for an active life
The idea that you should rest your joints if you have arthritis is outdated. Physical activity can actually reduce arthritis pain and stiffness, but it's important to know how you to get started and keep from over-doing it.
A better beverage
You know water is the healthiest beverage option. But while people can hydrate with water alone, you might be craving a bit more flavor, wanting to indulge in a treat, or looking for added nutrients such as calcium or protein. When choosing a beverage, it's important to limit... Read More
The idea of virtual reality (VR) has long appeared in fictional settings such as the holodeck on the starship Enterprise. But you may have also seen the term in headlines, as the video game, sports and tourism industries use the technology. The medical field also has started using and... Read More
It's difficult to swallow, and your breath has gotten bad enough that you — and others — notice it. You take a test at the clinic, and find out you have developed a pouch at the back of your throat. This condition, called Zenker's diverticulum, is rare and more likely... Read More
Appreciate your partner
Healthy relationships can be a great source of support, comfort and love. But when you're with someone day in and day out — which is especially the case for many couples during the COVID-19 pandemic — it can be easy to grow irritated or take your partner for granted....Read More
News and Our Views
Mediterranean diet associated with brain benefits
Many studies have explored how your diet affects your brain health. A new large study adds to this research by exploring the potential benefits of following a Mediterranean diet. A Mediterranean diet is plant focused — with an emphasis on vegetables, fruits, whole grains, herbs, nuts and beans...Read More
Flyers can breath easier about infection risk
There's a pandemic going on, but you need to fly across the country. Maybe it's for medical care or to see a newborn grandchild. You're nervous that a long flight is a ripe environment for transmitting viruses and disease. The concern is justified. However, for those who must...Read More
My BMI number puts me in the overweight category. Should I be concerned?
A: Probably, in the sense that it spurs you to evaluate health risks with your doctor and make any needed lifestyle changes. Body mass index (BMI) is one measure of health among many. Some people can be healthy and carry more weight than guidelines consider ideal. It's also true that... Read More
Could a bile acid problem be causing my on-going, hard to treat diarrhea?
A: About one-quarter to one-third of people with unexplained, chronic diarrhea have bile acid diarrhea (BAD). It can sometimes be overlooked as a diagnosis, and recognizing it can markedly reduce your need for health care visits and expense — in addition to discomfort and inconvenience — that occur when dealing... Read More