Tag: joint discomfort

Newsbriefs: Lung Cancer; Knee Arthritis

Few Who Need Lung Cancer Screening Get It
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) began recommending in December 2013 that people at high risk for lung cancer have yearly screening with low-dose CT scans. However, few people who could benefit from lung cancer screening—mostly current and former smokers—are getting it,

Stretch Your Body With Yoga

If you’ve ever felt stiff after waking or sitting for a long time, you know that a good stretch can feel fantastic. With age, muscles, tendons, ligaments and connective tissue (called fascia) can become less flexible. Some inflexibility is due to changes in collagen fibers. But, stiffness is also due

From the Editor: Easing Pain Without Drugs

As we age, we often hear from parts of our bodies that have run on “auto pilot” forever—a knee hurts, our back aches, we wake up stiff and sore. Many of us immediately reach for the painkillers, but some of these can cause harmful side effects in older adults—in fact,

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