Tag: chronic pain

The Concentration-Memory Connection

When it comes to memory problems, we tend to focus on the challenges of recalling information. But in many cases, the issue isn’t an inability to reach back for stored memories. The problem is that the information was never really learned in the first place.

Memory starts with learning, which requires

Newsbriefs: Tracking the Path of Pain; New Antibiotic for Gonorrhea

Tracking the Path of Pain
To better understand the body’s response to pain, researchers at the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) have identified activity in the brain that governs these reactions. Using heat as the source of discomfort, experiments showed that bodily responses to pain are controlled by

Pilates Has Wide-Ranging Benefits

A recent small study (Musculoskeletal Care, Nov. 6, 2018) is the first to investigate individual perceptions of how Pilates impacts daily life in people with chronic musculoskeletal discomfort due to conditions like arthritis and nonspecific low back pain. “Standard treatment for these conditions aims to relieve the symptoms so they

Prostatitis Symptoms and Treatment

Prostatitis Symptoms and Treatment

The term prostatitis describes inflammation of the prostate gland. Unlike other prostatic conditions, prostatitis affects younger and older men alike. It is common, affecting up to 1 in 12 men in their lifetime and keeping urologists busy.

If you have symptoms of prostatitis, your physician will want to determine the severity

Where There’s Prostatitis, Fatigue and Other Problems Ensue

Where There’s Prostatitis, Fatigue and Other Problems Ensue

For many men with prostatitis, fatigue can be a daily companion, albeit an unwanted one. In fact, among the broad and diverse range of symptoms accompanying chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CP/CPPS)—the most common type of prostatitis—fatigue, pain, and urinary problems can be the most debilitating.

But the adverse effects of

How to Recognize High Cortisol Symptoms

How to Recognize High Cortisol Symptoms

The crippling effects of high cortisol symptoms are extremely common but all too often ignored. What is cortisol? It’s a vital hormone produced and secreted by the adrenal glands. Cortisone is released in a rhythmic fashion, with levels peaking in the morning (to help wake you up) and steadily declining

Take Precautions to Avoid Overdosing on Acetaminophen

Just as no winter is complete without cold and flu viruses circulating, research suggests that no cold and flu season is complete without an uptick in acetaminophen (Tylenol) overdoses. A recent study found that the odds of exceeding the recommended dose for the drug jumped significantly during the cold and

Working Towards Mindfulness

Is life going by too fast? Do you have trouble noticing—let alone appreciating—life’s moments? Do you find it hard to manage your mind as it races from one thought to another—or gets carried away by recurrent thought patterns? Cultivating mindfulness can help.

What is mindfulness? Jon Kabat-Zinn, creator of Mindfulness-Based Stress

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