Receding Gums: How to Treat a Common Condition

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Receding gums are just what you think they are: Gumlines that are pulling back and showing more of your teeth. That’s a worry because the gum’s job is to protect the roots of your teeth, and if you’re losing your gumline, your teeth may be in jeopardy. A healthy gum … Read More
exertion headache

Exertion Headache? Consider the Causes and Try These Treatments

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If you tend to develop a headache while exercising or start feeling a headache after you exercise, it’s likely that you’re suffering from the exertion headache phenomenon. You’re more likely to experience an exertion headache if you also suffer from migraine symptoms, which can also stem from vigorous exercise. Exertion … Read More
upper back pain

What’s Causing Your Upper Back Pain?

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As a rule, upper back pain is unusual, since the upper back is structurally stronger than the lower back and also isn’t as mobile, due to being connected to the rib cage. This lack of motion affords it some protection against the bending-twisting types of injury you might sustain in … Read More
nocturnal leg cramps

Ouch! Nocturnal Leg Cramps—and How to Stop Them

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Up to 60 percent of adults have had nocturnal leg cramps.[1] These recurrent, painful cramps usually strike the calf muscles and can cause frequent awakenings and severe insomnia. They are more common in people aged 50 years and older. If you’ve suffered through them, read on to learn how to … Read More
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Back Pain Treatments That Work

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Recent research (The Lancet, March 21, 2018) suggests that many people with back pain are getting risky treatments that may not work, including potentially addictive opioid painkillers and surgery. The same study points to a combination of physical and psychological therapies as helpful when it comes to easing discomfort and … Read More

How Sarcopenia Can Threaten Your Mobility

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Threats to a person’s mobility and independence come in various forms. Some are obvious while others develop gradually and have a cumulative effect, such as sarcopenia. For many older adults, inactivity is a process that develops over decades. The older some people get, the less active they become. It’s not … Read More
nerve pain relief

Nerve Pain Relief That Works: 11 Strategies

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A shooting pain that takes your breath away. A throbbing ache that won’t let up. Tingling fingers and toes. Nerve pain comes in various forms and can be debilitating in many ways—depression, anxiety, and infections, for example. Our bodies contain billions of nerves that send billions of messages to our … Read More

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