Tag: muscles and joints

Chronic Fatigue Treatment: How to Get Your Energy Level Back on Track

Chronic Fatigue Treatment: How to Get Your Energy Level Back on Track

If you’re suffering from the syndrome known as chronic fatigue, treatment can vary—no surprise, considering that the condition itself is so mysterious. Before we get into management of chronic fatigue syndrome, consider the genesis of how we define it.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) bases its description of

Editor’s Note: Exercise: The No. 1 Prescription

If you want to improve your overall health and reduce your risk of chronic disease, get moving and keep moving. Exercise is the only recommendation I make to every single patient, without exception.

Physical activity benefits cardiovascular health by reducing blood pressure and increasing HDL (“good”) cholesterol levels. Getting regular exercise

Treatment is Available to Ease Your Chronic Pain

Persistent pain is a devastating condition that affects as many as 90 million Americans. Unlike short-term, acute pain—the kind that happens when you sprain an ankle—persistent pain may last for months, or even years. Whether the source of your suffering is arthritis, back pain, or nerve pain, it is important

Tai Chi: It May Be Good for What Ails You

The practice of tai chi originated in China thousands of years ago as a series of slow, gentle, contemplative bodily exercises geared largely toward improving one’s emotional self-control and the demanding physical skills required by practitioners of the martial arts. Today, an abundance of scientific research supports the widely held

Vestibular Function: Decline and Falls Risk

An estimated 152,000 deaths annually could be attributed to falls as a result of vestibular dysfunction, ranking it the third leading cause of death behind heart disease and cancer, according to a new study published online in Frontiers of Technology Oct. 3, 2016. Research was led by Daniel M. Merfeld,

Editor’s Note: Exercise: The Best Medicine

Exercise—it’s the only universal recommendation I make to every single patient, without exception. Exercise benefits cardiovascular health and improves muscle function, balance, and coordination. It reduces the risk of certain cancers, too, especially those related to obesity, including endometrial cancer and breast cancer. It’s the only demonstrable way to improve

Balance, Coordination May Be Linked to Brainpower

A  number of recent studies suggest that balance and coordination exercises that keep you physically nimble may help keep you mentally nimble as well. That’s because the constant process of maintaining your equilibrium as you move through your day likely gives your brain cells a terrific workout, an MGH expert

Heart Beat: Mitral Valve Study; Alcohol’s Effect on Heart; Walking and Running

Mitral Valve Study: Early Treatment Better Than “Watchful Waiting”
If you have degenerative mitral valve disease, you may want to consider a more aggressive treatment plan than “watchful waiting,” according to a recent Cleveland Clinic study. Researchers found that earlier surgical interventions, using less-invasive surgical techniques, lead to better out-comes for

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