Tag: muscle and joint pain

1. Foot and Ankle 101

Feet and ankles are complex, strong, and durable, but not perfect or invulnerable. Your two feet may not be the same size. They get wider and longer when we stand up and can become larger than normal at the end of a day. Some people have feet with high arches,

You Could Have Depression But Be Unaware of It

Do you feel like you’re missing the energy, motivation, and concentration you once had? Maybe you’ve stopped doing activities that you used to enjoy and you’re spending more time alone. Or, perhaps you’ve gained weight, have trouble sleeping, or often have an upset stomach. What all of these have in

Healthy Seasonings: 5 Spices You Should Always Have on Hand

Healthy Seasonings: 5 Spices You Should Always Have on Hand

As any good cook knows, the key to making a flavorful, delicious dish is a pinch of the right healthy seasonings. Seasonings and spices are an essential part of our lives. Whether for full-course meals or savory and sweet snacks, cultures world-wide have been using these culinary essentials to create

Beware of Insect-Borne Infections

Illnesses spread by biting insects—particularly mosquitoes and ticks—have tripled in the United States in the last decade, according to a recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) study (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly, May 4). In the study period (2004 to 2016), there were more than 640,000 cases of insect-borne

Ask the Doctor: Ovarian Cysts; Lyme Disease

Q: Are there any symptoms associated with ovarian cysts?

A: Ovarian cyst symptoms may include a dull ache or a sharp pain in the lower abdomen, a feeling of heaviness or fullness in the abdomen, and bloating. However, many women with ovarian cysts have no symp-toms.

An ovarian cyst is a sac filled

Ignore Lyme Disease Symptoms and You Could Risk Severe Complications

Ignore Lyme Disease Symptoms and You Could Risk Severe Complications

Lyme disease is an infection spread by blacklegged ticks, also known as deer ticks. Statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicate that about 329,000 Americans contract the condition each year. While Lyme disease symptoms aren’t necessarily serious, ignoring them could compromise your health and cause serious

Menopause Isn’t for Sissies

Menopause Isn’t for Sissies

The word “menopause” often is used inappropriately. A woman doesn’t “go through menopause.” She ends up in menopause. Menopause is the state a woman enters once she has gone 12 months without a period, at which point her ovaries are no longer producing the hormone estrogen. What she experiences leading

Symptoms of Fibromyalgia

Symptoms of Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia, a condition that causes widespread pain, affects millions of people in the U.S. About twice as many women as men experience symptoms of fibromyalgia, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Health experts aren’t sure why the risk is so much higher in women than men, but

Symptoms That Suggest Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia, a condition that causes widespread pain, affects millions of people in the U.S. About twice as many women as men have fibromyalgia, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Health experts aren’t sure why the risk is so much higher in women than men, but rheumatic diseases—conditions

A Small Thyroid Gland Can Have a Big Impact on Your Health

Thyroid disorders don’t top most women’s lists of health concerns, but about 20 million Americans have some kind of thyroid condition, according to the American Thyroid Association. Women are five to eight times more likely than men to have thyroid conditions, and one in eight women will develop a thyroid

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