You’ve no doubt seen movies or television shows in which a character clutches his or her chest for a moment and then collapses because of a heart attack. Or maybe you’ve actually seen someone experience such an event—or suffered a heart attack yourself. If so, it’s possible that your symptoms
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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
Kidney stones have historically afflicted mostly men under the age of 60. That’s no longer the case. It’s now estimated that about 20 percent of men over age 65 form kidney stones. But it’s not just white men who are increasingly at risk. The incidence of kidney stones is also
It can be difficult to cope with nerve pain like that caused by a pinched nerve, partly because of the nature of the pain and partly because common over-the-counter painkilling drugs aren’t very effective at treating it.
People who suffer from a pinched nerve or from other types of nerve pain
The hamstrings are made up of three muscles that start at a common point in the hip, travel down the back of the thigh, and attach just below the knee. Their function is to flex the knee and extend the hip joint, which makes them especially important for activities such
The hamstrings are made up of three muscles that start at a common point in the hip, travel down the back of the thigh, and attach just below the knee. Their function is to flex the knee and extend the hip joint, which make them especially important for activities such
Despite the fact that there are roughly 221,000 new cases of prostate cancer diagnosed in American men each year, many of them have no symptoms of the disease.
In these asymptomatic men, the disease is often detected during routine screening with tests such as a digital rectal exam, urinalysis, and
As women get older, they often feel self-conscious about droopy, flabby upper arms and want to know what to do about them. “That flabbiness depends, at least in part, on where your body deposits fat,” says Jason Machowsky, RD, CSSD, RCEP, CSCS, Exercise Physiologist and Sports Dietitian at the Weill
Know the Signs of Heart Attack, and Act on Them
Women suffering a heart attack wait much longer than men to call emergency medical services, and this puts them at greater risk for adverse outcomes, according to research presented at the American College of Cardiology’s annual scientific session in March 2015.
For most of us, an occasional headache is nothing more than a minor inconvenience. But for some, headaches can strike repeatedly. At their most benign, these headaches are the result of lifestyle and behavioral factors, and addressing these factors can significantly improve quality of life. In other cases, a headache