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Are You Tired of Being Tired?

Surprisingly, there is no universally agreed upon definition of fatigue. It has been described as “an overwhelming sustained sense of exhaustion” or “an overwhelming subjective sense of tiredness and lack of energy.” Fatigue’s nonspecific nature is part of what makes it so difficult to define and treat. Feeling tired much … Read More

Bones Creaking: Joints Are Noisy… Get Used to It

The older we get, the more likely we are to hear sounds often described as creaking bones or creaking joints. The medical term is crepitus. If it’s just noise, don’t be alarmed. Noise accompanied by pain or swelling, however, is a problem. What Causes Crepitus? Several things can cause noise … Read More

Risk Factors for Knee Pain

The knee is the largest joint in the body and for many Americans, it’s not holding up very well. More than 600,000 knee replacements are performed every year in the U.S., and the demand is increasing. When adults, especially those over the age of 60, complain about joint pain or … Read More

Cod Liver Oil Benefits and Risks

It used to be fairly common for everyone in the family to drink a spoonful of cod liver oil daily. But what are cod liver oil benefits? And what are its risks? Nutrients in cod liver oil Omega-3 fatty acids. Fish, including cod, is one of the major food sources … Read More

What’s Causing Your Upper Back Pain?

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

Heel Pain: 8 Common Causes

The heel of the foot is sometimes called the "hindfoot," and people understandably think of it first as a bone, also called the calcaneus. But there are actually many different types of tissue that make up the heel. Disorders of any of these tissues and the structures they form can … Read More

Reduce Fall Risk with Assistive Devices

Canes, walkers, and other assistive devices offer a triple play of better balance, improved mobility, and fewer falls. If a person can get past the idea that assistive devices are just for “old people,” they can re-open a world that might have become smaller as a result of balance and … Read More

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