So how much of a benefit might you get from exercising, eating right and avoiding vices like smoking? New research from Sweden suggests that healthy living into old age can boost life spans by several years. The study sought to determine how healthy living affects people aged 75 or older. The researchers, from the […]
Osteoarthritis, also called degenerative arthritis, is joint inflammation that is caused by degeneration of the joints over time. The joint cartilage is worn down, causing friction and swelling of the joint. The hip joint is one common site of osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis often develops in the elderly because the joint cartilage naturally degrades over time. […]
Doing more repetitions with less weight builds muscle and increases strength just as effectively as training with heavy weights, a new Canadian study indicates. The critical factor in muscle gain is pushing yourself to the point of fatigue, according to the researchers at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. They examined how different combinations of weight […]
Performing yoga has helped many people to manage their back pain; it also leads to an improvement in mood and ability to function. Patient who practice yoga have more success in pain management than those who reply on only conventional treatment. In a recent study, a group of people were tasked with attending a yoga […]
BOTOX® is a therapeutic muscle-relaxing agent that works at motor nerve endings (nerves that lead to muscles). It is in a class of drugs called neurotoxins. When considering neurotoxin therapy, it is important to understand how the product works, the history of its use in patients, its protein content, and possible side effects. This information […]
Here are the Top 10 things patients do to mess up their own care: 1. You talk on your cell phone. This is your health we’re talking about. Other calls can wait. Turn the thing off. 2. You lie. We need to treat you the best way we can, so if you’re gay, say so. […]
With these tips, you can keep your “killer” heels on your feet, instead of in the closet!
Osteoporosis is a common bone disease that affects almost 28 million Americans – 80% of those cases are women. It is a condition that can develop at any age, though it is mostly associated with the elderly.