If you sometimes feel pain or discomfort between your shoulder blades, your rhomboid muscles may be the culprits. The muscles are positioned diagonally between the six vertebrae in your upper back and your shoulder blades (scapulae). Their main function is to retract and rotate the scapulae, and they also assist
Sodium Consumption Is Up Rather Than Down
A study presented at the American College of Cardiology’s annual scientific session in March 2017 found that Americans with high blood pressure consumed an average of 2,900 milligrams (mg) of sodium per day in 1999 and 3,350 mg per day in 2012, for an
Healthy Diet Linked With Less Pain
Eating a Mediterranean-style diet could decrease the chances an overweight person will experience regular pain, new research suggests. In the study (Pain, February 2017), which included 98 people age up to 78, following a Mediterranean-style diet high in fish and plant-based proteins, such as nuts
Pain behind the knee can be caused by a variety of conditions, the vast majority of which are injury-related. Some systemic diseases, however, can cause pain-behind-knee symptoms, and some life-threatening diseases also can be a source.
Here, we take a closer look at injuries as well as diseases that might lead
“My sciatica is acting up.” This commonly uttered statement refers to pain that starts in the lower back and radiates down the leg. It’s mostly annoying, but it can be debilitating, making effective pain management an important pursuit.
Sciatica isn’t so much a diagnosis as it is a group of symptoms.
If you’re searching for chronic heartburn and indigestion relief, look no further! Betaine HCl is among the top natural heartburn remedies. Learn what this marvelous supplement is and exactly how to take it.
More Older Women are Binge Drinking
A new study suggests that binge drinking is on the rise among older women. Researchers writing in Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, March 24, analyzed data on more than 65,000 men and women age 60 and older. All were current drinkers, and more than 6,500
Diet May Impact RA Symptoms.
If you suffer from rheumatoid arthritis (RA) your diet may worsen or lighten your symptoms of RA, report 24 percent of patients with long-term disease, according to a study conducted at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston. Patients were given a list of 20 foods and surveyed
Forgetfulness—a part of aging as familiar as wrinkles and graying hair—can be a source of worry for many seniors. Is the growing tendency to forget words, recall names, or lose track of car keys normal… or is it an early sign of dementia?
The good news is that in most cases,