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How Much Exercise Is Too Much?

How Much Exercise Is Too Much?

Americans are in love with a good work-out these days. Ordinary health clubs are passé while the newer venues promise to transform you with Navy Seal training and martial arts matches. And, your local 5K is yesterday’s news.

Strategy #1: Hormone Function Problems

Stress is clearly a major contributor for most people who experience depression. And guess which system in your body controls how you react to stress? Your adrenal glands and the stress hormone it releases—cortisol.
But there is much more to the depression/hormone connection than just that. Other hormones, such as thyroid,

CDC Recommends New Shingles Vaccine for Older Adults

About one-third of Americans will develop shingles in their lifetime, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Getting immunized against this painful, blistering rash gives you some protection—and in October 2017, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a new vaccine (Shingrix®) that may be more effective

Could Your Joint Pain Be Arthritis?

Some joint pain can be relatively innocuous—perhaps you overexerted yourself at the gym without warming up properly, or overdid the yard work. But constant joint pain may be a sign of something more serious, and should be checked out by your doctor. A number of conditions can result in joint

FROM THE EDITOR: Let’s Get Personal…

At some point almost all of us will develop a personal health problem that is awkward to discuss. It’s something we touch on in this month’s issue, with our article on incontinence.
Your doctor is more likely to be able to help you maintain your health and wellbeing if you keep

From the Editor: Alternative Approaches to Pain Relief

As we age, we often hear from parts of our bodies that have run on ‘automatic pilot’ forever—a knee hurts, our back aches, we wake up stiff and sore. Many of us immediately reach for the painkillers—but some of these medications have a greater risk of harmful side effects in

Cleveland Clinic Heart Advisor: 2015 Index

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Blood Pressure

Blood Pressure Control May be Improved with a Second Doctor’s Visit (Jan. 2)
Living Near a Major Road Raises Hypertension Risks (Jan. 7)
Bisphenol A May Increase Blood Pressure (Feb. 2)
New Pulmonary Hypertension Treatments Hold Promise (Feb. 5)
Insomnia May Raise Odds of Developing Hypertension (April 2)
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