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

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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

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Light Therapy Can Help to Brighten Your Health in Winter

The winter months bring shorter daylight hours and more time spent indoors, both of which restrict your exposure to light. This loss can trigger a condition called seasonal affective disorder (SAD), a type of seasonal depression caused by deficient light exposure. “Older adults need to be mindful about SAD as

Vertigo: Symptoms Call for Screening and Treatment

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Vertigo: Symptoms Call for Screening and Treatment

What is vertigo? It’s caused by vestibular (balance) system disorders that originate in the inner ear, where balance is regulated. Vertigo symptoms can lead you to three types of the condition:

Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV): This occurs when tiny calcium crystals in the utricle (one of the structures of the

What Is GERD? Dealing with Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

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What Is GERD? Dealing with Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

Your digestive system can experience a myriad of ill effects: stomachache, ulcer, bloated stomach, constipation. But what is GERD, or gastroesophageal reflux disease?
If you have regular bouts of GERD symptoms, also known as “heartburn”—that sharp, burning sensation in the chest—do not necessarily dismiss them as something you ate. You may

Clear It Up! Post-Nasal Drip Remedies

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Clear It Up! Post-Nasal Drip Remedies

Post-nasal drip is the accumulation of mucus, usually in your sinuses, that moves down the back of the nose into the throat. It can be an annoying and disruptive condition, but one that’s treatable by post-nasal drip remedies, both pharmaceutical and natural.
Your body makes about one to two quarts of