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17 New Year’s Resolution Ideas: Think “Healthy”

17 New Year’s Resolution Ideas: Think “Healthy”

It’s a tradition when it comes to any New Year’s Resolution: Ideas center on self-improvement—and often in the area of health. And why not? For some, buying a new car or traveling to an exotic locale might come first. But without our health, those fancy material possessions and adventurous trips

2014 Index

BONES & JOINTS
The Best Treatment Options for Your Painful Knees (Mar., 4)
Ensure the Best Outcome After Joint Replacement Surgery (Jan., 1)
Knee Replacement Surgery: When Should You Consider It? (Dec., 3)

CANCER
Aggressive Treatment May Not Be Best for Older, Sicker Prostate Cancer Patients (July, 7)
New Technique for Detecting Skin Cancer Improves Survival

Coping With Arthritis in Your Hands

Arthritis can affect any joint in the body, but it is often most noticeable when it affects the hands. While it can be painful and functionally limiting, self-help strategies and medication can help ease the symptoms.
OA or RA? The most common type of arthritis in seniors is osteoarthritis (OA), in

3. Managing Other Conditions

Whether we are aware of it or not, our skin is engaged in an around-the-clock fight against forces from within and without. Regardless of the direction from which they come, if these conditions, disorders, and diseases prevail, even on a temporary basis, the results can be painful and unsightly. Box

Get Your Shingles Vaccine: It’s Just Common Sense

Get Your Shingles Vaccine: It’s Just Common Sense

Your doctor—and countless TV commercials—recommended a shingles vaccine. You didn’t get around to it, and now you’re feeling a slight itch or tingling sensation. No big deal. But a few days later, a rash of blisters filled with fluid appear and cover the front and back of your body, like

Shingles: More Common in Women, But Few Have Gotten the Vaccine

Shingles (herpes zoster) is a viral disease that causes a painful, blistering rash. One-third of Americans will get the condition during their lifetime. Of the one million shingles cases reported every year, more than half occur in people over age 60, and it affects more women than men.

“Shingles is roughly

Newsbriefs: New Cancer Drug; Shingles Vaccine

New Cancer Drug May Bring Greater Survival Rates
FY26, a new cancer drug in development at the University of Warwick’s (UK) Cancer Research Centre, was found to be 49 times more potent than the platinum-based cancer drug Cisplatin, researchers said. The new drug is based on a compound of a metal

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