The term arthritis is used to describe a variety of rheumatic diseases that result in inflammation of the joints. While stiffness, limited range of motion, and swelling all are common symptoms of arthritis, the hallmark feature of most arthritides is pain in the joints. In some people this pain can
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Q: Is there any danger of salmonella contamination in raw almonds?
A: Paige Murphy, a dietetic intern at Tufts’ Frances Stern Nutrition Center, answers: “All almonds sold and purchased within the United States—even those labeled ‘raw’—have been pasteurized. This is required by law. After several outbreaks of human salmonellosis were linked
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
Q. I’ve heard that painkillers can be dangerous—even over-the-counter painkillers. What are some of the possible negative effects of these drugs?
A. Most of us don’t think twice about reaching for an ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), naproxen (Aleve) or other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) for pain relief. But if you suffer from
Big waistline increases risk of sudden death.
Obesity appears to be an independent risk factor for sudden cardiac death (SCD), a fatal malfunction of the heart’s electrical system, in middle-aged adults. An analysis of the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities study published online November 19, 2014 in Heart found that SCD occurred
Q. My diastolic blood pressure is usually in the 80s, but my systolic pressure is in the 150s to 160s. Should I be treated for high blood pressure? I’m 71 years old.
A. Systolic blood pressure matters more than diastolic pressure, but both your numbers— the systolic (upper number) and your
Asthma is a chronic disease that often starts in childhood but can occur for the first time in adulthood, even later in life. In the United States, about 19 million adults and seven million children have asthma.
People with asthma have inflammation in their airways. This inflammation causes episodes of coughing,
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Research shows that 50 percent of older adults who live independently and 75-85 percent of seniors in care facilities experience chronic pain.
Opioid Treatment. Treatment with opioids can reduce chronic pain. But, with opioid treatment over the long term comes the possibility of addiction or accidental overdose. In 2013, 55 million
Ailments that affect your feet can sideline you from everyday activities, such as exercising, grocery shopping, and even walking. Since physical activity is linked with a host of benefits, from a healthy heart and brain to a lower risk of diabetes and cancer, it’s important to keep an eye on