“What can I do to reduce my risk?” That’s one of the most common questions physicians receive from patients when discussing their likelihood of developing a chronic medical condition. Like these patients, you want to be proactive about your health. You want to do everything in your power to prevent
Drinking plenty of fluids has been among the top recommended strategies for preventing urinary tract infections (UTIs). But how much water is enough? Drinking an additional three pints of water a day may keep the urinary tract infection (UTI) away, at least for women who are prone, according to a
Sleep hygiene is what sleep specialists call the pattern of good habits that promote healthy sleep. A solid sleep hygiene routine means a consistent sleep schedule. Keep regular hours, even on weekends and vacations, and go to bed at the same time and wake at the same time every day.
Bones and Joints
Big Toe Pain/Gout (Feb., 4)
Ankle Sprains, Strains, and Fractures (Mar., 3)
Less Pain, Faster Recovery: Hip Replacement (Jun., 5)
Stem Cell Treatments for Bones and Joints (Nov., 1)
New Biomarker for Prostate Cancer (Jan., 2)
Thyroid Cancer Rates on the Rise (Feb., 1)
Gut Bacteria’s Role in Cancer
If you are living with a chronic health condition, you may feel some of the information on diet and exercise presented in this book is not for you. The fact is, eating well and moving your body is good for nearly every condition, appropriately adapted, of course. This chapter will
Newsbriefs: Benzodiazepine RX; Cellphone Apps for Medication Adherence; Stroke & Dementia Risk; Heart Failure Risk & Walking
Benzodiazepine RX May Lead to Long-Term Use
Prescriptions for sedatives known as benzodiazepines may lead to long-term use among one in four older adults who receive them, according to new research. That’s despite warnings against the long-term use of these drugs in older people, since they can increase the risk of
While celebrating with family and friends on Thanksgiving, you can be grateful that the food on your plate is also helping to boost your bone density. That’s right: Healthy Thanksgiving feast favorites contain a combination of significant bone-building nutrients, among other worthy health benefits.
When it comes to selecting foods to
Although there is still no cure for dementia, our growing knowledge of the factors involved in its development have demonstrated that the lifestyle choices we make help to reduce our personal risk. Furthermore, you don’t have to be in your twenties for those changes to have an impact. A groundbreaking
You toss. You turn. You stare at the ceiling, waiting for sleep to come. Still, it evades you. Why can’t you just get to sleep? Routine shut-eye has been proven to boost our energy, improve our mood, and increase our life span. Problem is, many of us can’t seem to
What foods are the best sources of calcium?
Foods with the highest calcium content include milk, yogurt, and cheese. One cup (8 ounces) of milk contains about 300 milligrams (mg) of calcium, 6 ounces of plain yogurt provides 338 mg, one cup of cottage cheese provides about 250 mg, and 1