Calcium, the most abundant mineral in the human body, is best known for its important role in bone health and protection from osteoporosis. However, in addition to its key role in imparting strength to bones and teeth, calcium plays a critical role as a messenger in cell-signaling pathways throughout the
You’ve read about the toll a flu outbreak can take on those who come down with influenza, and you no doubt are aware of how easily flu germs can spread. But what’s it like for the medical community to keep pace when the number of influenza cases starts escalating? Consider
You’re always tired but you haven’t been able to pinpoint the reason. You think about embarking on a campaign to get to the bottom of your fatigue, but—sad to say—you don’t have the energy to follow through. Don’t feel bad; even the medical community doesn’t fully understand what causes fatigue.
Although calcium is the most abundant mineral in the human body, we can fall short when it comes to getting enough of it in our daily diet. And because calcium affects the function of some of the most important parts of the body, such as bones and teeth, a calcium deficiency
Medications can be effective for treating pain, but they’re not the only method. In fact, some people shouldn’t use painkillers at all. Others simply don’t need them because there are other ways to treat pain.
Options for relieving pain without taking medications begin with conservative approaches such as losing weight, avoiding
Q. I’ve been told I have “pelvic organ prolapse.” Can you tell me more about this?
A. The pelvic organs are held in place by a support network that includes skin, ligaments, and the pelvic floor (a group of muscles that span the area under the pelvis). Various parts of this
Chronic lower back pain is thought to affect about 50 million adults in the U.S., with older adults particularly at risk. Many people with back pain are prescribed opioids, powerful painkillers that are frequently utilized as next-step therapy if back pain doesn’t respond to other medications.
However, a recent small study
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued stronger warnings about using over-the-counter (OTC) nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), including naproxen (Aleve) and ibuprofen (Advil), based on findings that NSAIDs can increase the risk of heart attack and stroke.
How concerned should you be about these warnings?
“You should definitely be concerned,
Q. Is Teflon safe?A. That’s a popular question. It all started in the 1960s, when Teflon cookware was introduced to kitchens, and cooks reveled in the bliss of non-stick saut?ing, flipping and frying. Failed omelets and deep-soaked pans became a thing of the past, until new studies uncovered a dark