Tag: health topics

What Is Botox?

What Is Botox?

First off, let’s try to keep this between us. I never thought I’d be the type of person to agree to Botox, much less someone who appreciates the lack of wrinkles on my now-smooth forehead. I’m a naturalist when it comes to self-care. I hate mirrors and rarely wear makeup.

Eating for Kidney Health

Nearly one in seven American adults has chronic kidney disease (CKD), and millions more are at risk. “The incidence of CKD in the U.S. is definitely increasing,” says Michael Conrad, MD, senior member of the Center for Kidney Care in New Jersey, “and since the major risk factors for CKD—diabetes,

6 Strategies for Tamping Down Your Health Fears

It’s good to be in tune with your body and alert to changes that might indicate illness, but constant fretting over physical symptoms can be an illness in itself. Chronic fear about your health is a form of anxiety, which in its most severe form may be diagnosed as hypochondria.

Is Your Brain Going Up in Smoke?

For the 3.5 million Americans over the age of 65 who smoke, here is yet another reason to stub out that cigarette: Researchers have discovered that smoking shrinks your brain!

A comparison of brain scans of smokers with those of non-smokers revealed that the tobacco habit causes atrophy in the brain’s

Home Exercise, Support Groups Boost Mobility in PAD Patients

Group therapy that encourages walking at home is helping people with peripheral artery disease (PAD) improve their mobility. A small study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association found that a group of PAD patients who attended weekly therapy sessions that promoted walking five days a week at

Tackle Triglycerides for Better Heart Health

While LDL (“bad” cholesterol) and HDL (“good” cholesterol) are common health topics, triglycerides—fats that circulate in the blood—get less press coverage. But just like high LDL and low HDL, high triglyceride levels increase your risk of cardiovascular disease. According to a 2015 study, triglyceride levels have been dropping in the

Conquer Low Back Pain with a Mind-Body Program

Loss of independence and mobility is one of the most dreaded consequences of aging. Thus, preserving physical function in older age is critical to maintaining independence.
Millions affected
Chronic pain affects approximately 100 million adults in the United States and in many cases impacts their ability to function. Among adults age 65

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