Regardless of your age or physical condition, you can improve your balance and increase your mobility. First, determine your strengths and weaknesses. A doctor, physical therapist, or other health care professional can help. Next, find a set of easy balance exercises that fits your needs. The following are three exercises
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Of all the classic osteoporosis symptoms of the spine, the possibility of “hunchback” should motivate you to a prevention strategy. No matter your age or bone density, there’s much you can do now…
Heart Attack Risk in Women
While men are at greater risk of heart attack than women, a recent study (BMJ, Nov. 7, 2018) suggests that certain factors may increase the risk in women. Researchers looked at the health records of almost 472,000 people age 40 to 69. During an average seven-year
You likely spend much of the winter season worrying about seasonal flu, but recent research underlines the fact that your heart health also is vulnerable when the mercury falls. The study suggests that cool, windy, and dark winter days may raise the risk of heart attack.
For the study (JAMA Cardiology,
Have you ever had a bad chest cold and then, for weeks after, spent much of your day coughing and hacking? After a week or so, you may have wondered, “How long does a cough last?”—and whether something was really wrong. In the meantime, the cough disturbs your sleep and
Once you’ve received the sobering news that you’ve been diagnosed with breast cancer, the next step is to discuss a personalized breast cancer treatment plan with your medical team. Your doctor’s recommendations will involve many factors, including your age, medical history, the type, location, and size of the cancer, and
Your kidneys work as the filters of your bloodstream, removing waste materials and excess substances such as water while retaining things that your body needs, such as red blood cells and proteins. When blood enters your kidneys, it goes through structures called nephrons that filter out the waste products. These
What is a “mild heart attack”? You may have heard the expression and wondered exactly what it means. A bone can have a hairline fracture or a major break. A stroke can have relatively minor consequences or be severely debilitating. So can a heart attack be mild or major?
Many people think of B12 as the vitamin to take for low energy, but vitamin B12 deficiency symptoms go way beyond feeling tired.
Carbon monoxide, an odorless and colorless gas, is the most common cause of poisoning death in the United States. Carbon monoxide comes from numerous sources, including car exhausts, furnaces, water heaters, propane refrigerators, and gas stoves—and without proper ventilation, the gas can build up in enclosed or semi-enclosed spaces. According