About the Author

Matthew Solan

Matthew Solan

Matthew Solan is a health and fitness writer and editor based in St. Petersburg, Fla. Currently, he serves as Executive Editor of Harvard Men's Health Watch, published by Harvard Health Publications. His articles on medicine, exercise science, and nutrition have appeared in leading publications and websites, among them Men's Health, Men's Fitness, Muscle & Fitness, Runner's World, Muscle Magazine, Natural Health, and Yoga Journal. He also has co-authored several books with top physicians and nutritionists. Solan previously served as executive editor for UCLA Health's Healthy Years and has been a contributor to Duke Medicine's Health News and Weill Cornell Medical College's Women Nutrition Connection and Women's Health Advisor newsletters. He earned a master of fine arts (MFA) in writing from the University of San Francisco and a bachelor of science in journalism from the University of Florida where he is a frequent guest lecturer. Solan is also an assistant coach for Tampa Bay Fit, a marathon and half marathon training program, and rides most weekends with the St. Petersburg Bicycle Club. You can follow him on Twitter @matthewsolan, or visit his website www.matthewsolan.com.

Articles by Matthew Solan

Appendicitis Symptoms: Why You Shouldn’t Ignore Them

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Appendicitis Symptoms: Why You Shouldn’t Ignore Them

Appendicitis symptoms—including nausea and vomiting—appear if the appendix, the small, tube-like pouch in the abdominal area, becomes inflamed from blockage. The resulting condition is serious enough to require immediate medical attention.

While appendicitis symptoms cause pain in your lower right abdomen, they can also begin around the navel and spread

Detached Retina: Symptoms and Treatment

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Detached Retina: Symptoms and Treatment

Your retina is the light-sensitive layer of tissue that lines the inside of your eyes. Its job is to send visual messages through the optic nerve to the brain. A detached retina means it has been lifted or pulled from its normal position. Sometimes, small areas of the retina become

Deviated Septum: Symptoms and Treatments

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Deviated Septum: Symptoms and Treatments

The nasal septum is the bone and cartilage that divide the nasal cavity of the nose in half. Sometimes it can deviate to one side, which narrows or blocks the nostril and can make breathing difficult.

In most cases, deviated septum symptoms and the condition itself pose no serious medical problems.

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2014 Index

BONES & JOINTS
The Best Treatment Options for Your Painful Knees (Mar., 4)
Ensure the Best Outcome After Joint Replacement Surgery (Jan., 1)
Knee Replacement Surgery: When Should You Consider It? (Dec., 3)

CANCER
Aggressive Treatment May Not Be Best for Older, Sicker Prostate Cancer Patients (July, 7)
New Technique for Detecting Skin Cancer Improves Survival

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How to Recognize Early Rheumatoid Arthritis Symptoms

About 1.5 million people in the United States have rheumatoid arthritis (RA), an autoimmune disease in which your own body’s immune system attacks your joints and organs. Nearly three times as many women have the disease as men.
“RA often begins between ages 40 and 60, but it can occur

Tinnitus: Treatment and Prevention

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Tinnitus: Treatment and Prevention

An estimated 50 million Americans suffer from tinnitus, which causes a person to perceive noise in one or both ears when no external sound exists. The noise can occur intermittently or persistently and can interfere with sleep and concentration, and has been linked with stress and depression. The condition is

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Get Moving: The Best Cardio Workouts for You

It is well documented that exercise can improve your health no matter what your age, but after you reach 60, cardiovascular fitness becomes even more important. “It may be your best medicine against many age-related conditions, such as memory loss, weight gain, loss in bone density, and sarcopenia (age-related muscle

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Knee Replacement Surgery: When Should You Consider It?

Knee pain becomes an all-too-common ailment as you age. In fact, one-third of doctor’s visits for muscle and bone pain are knee-related. Yet for many older adults, achy knees and growing lack of mobility are often the result of osteoarthritis (OA). “This is an age-related ‘wear and tear’ type of