Atherosclerosis, also known as hardening of the arteries, is a disease in which deposits of fatty substances, cholesterol, calcium and fibrin (the protein that forms a blood clot) clump together and form what’s called plaque. That accumulation can restrict blood flow. Lack of good blood flow can have serious and
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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
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
Is your thyroid on overdrive because of Graves’ disease—causing symptoms such as anxiety or heart palpitations? Check out this hyperthyroidism natural treatment plan for fast, lasting relief.
Diverticulitis symptoms range from mild symptoms resembling those of irritable bowel syndrome to crippling abdominal pain and fever.
Research finds that half of seniors aren’t getting the recommended nutrients. Revamping your diet and taking supplements can put you back on track. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, most older adults are able to consume all of the nutrients they need via a healthy and varied
Lack of sleep is only the beginning; the effects of working night shift include everything from obesity to a higher risk of heart disease.
New treatment guidelines issued for skin abscesses caused by MRSA
As methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) cases have increased dramatically over the decade, so have the number of skin abscesses that characterize these infections. Now, researchers from UCLA have issued updated guidelines outlining the best ways to treat and manage these abscesses.
Recent research suggests that the more muscle mass older Americans have, the less likely they are to die prematurely. The findings add to the growing evidence that overall body composition—and not the widely used body mass index, or BMI—is a better predictor of all-cause mortality.
The study, published online Feb. 20,