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What’s Causing Your Middle Back Pain?

What’s Causing Your Middle Back Pain?

Like the upper back, the mid-back region is very stable, and this stability gives it some protection from injury. But the same underlying conditions and circumstances that can result in upper back pain also can result in middle back pain. These include:

Poor posture: This is a major risk factor

Newsbriefs: Mediterranean Diet; Vitamin D; Mercury

Mediterranean Diet May Ease Depression
Following a Mediterranean-style diet may help treat major depression, according to a study published Jan. 30, 2017 in BMC Medicine. In the three-month study, adults with major depressive disorder were randomly assigned to receive either social support (which involved weekly visits from researchers) or support from

Nursing Home Know-How

The 85-and-older age group constitutes the fastest-growing segment of the U.S. population, according to statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). While many of them will remain healthy enough to continue living independently in their own homes, some may not be able to continue managing basic activities

Ensure the Best Outcome After Joint Replacement Surgery

More than half a million Americans undergo surgery for knee or hip joint replacement every year in the U.S. While the majority of patients who have joint replacement surgery have positive outcomes and no complications, as with any surgery, there are risks involved. As with any procedure, if you are

Newsbriefs: Breast Cancer Drug; Junk Food Diet; Bone Fractures in Ethnic Women

Drug doubles positive effect in hormone-receptor-positive breast cancer
Researchers from UCLA recently announced final clinical trial results that showed the amount of time pa-tients were on treatment without their cancer worsening (called “progression-free survival”) was doubled in women with advanced breast cancer who took the experimental drug palbociclib. Palbociclib is an

Your Oral Health Speak Volumes About Your Wellness

If you want a snapshot of your health status then open wide. “Many common problems older adults face with their oral health also can be warning signs of other health issues that need attention,” says Diana V. Messadi, DDS of the UCLA School of Dentistry.

Approximately 40 percent of those age

Aging Diseases that Affect the Brain

Many diseases that grow more common with age are associated with deterioration in brain health and cognitive decline, warns Deborah Blacker, MD, ScD, director of the Gerontology Research Unit in the Department of Psychiatry at MGH and a professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.

“That’s why it’s important to get

Newsbriefs: AFib; Hip Fractures

AFib Survival is Improving
Patients with the abnormal heart rhythm atrial fibrillation (AFib) are hospitalized more frequently than in the past, but their survival rates are improving, say researchers writing in Circulation, Feb 1. The study analyzed data on Medicare patients age 65 and older, evaluating their hospitalization rates, length of

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