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How to Live With Gout Dec 10th, 2016

Do you suffer from chronic gout? When there is a high level of uric acid in your body, this chemical builds up around the joint, causing pain or discomfort. Alcohol, stress and certain medications can trigger an increase in uric acid levels, which can result in a gout flare-up. A...

Tips to Alleviate Suffering Due to Rheumatoid Arthritis Nov 1st, 2016

Are you suffering from pain resulting from rheumatoid arthritis? Here are some easy ways to bring relief from your condition. With rheumatoid arthritis, you’ll need to move about to loosen your joints. Stiffness and swelling tend to happen with you lose flexibility, which results when you simply stay immobile. To...

Picking the Right Shoes for Older People Oct 10th, 2016

When it comes to choosing shoes, the subject may be ordinary for many of us. But for older people, having the right pair can make a huge difference when it comes to avoiding falls and injuries. For instance, wearing high heels may be commonplace among 20-year-olds. But that’s a big...

Physical Activity Promotes Healing of Low Back Pain Sep 10th, 2016

Do you struggle with low back pain? Did you know there’s a simple way to get rid of the discomfort and bring you back to living a pain-free life? Just be active; that will help your back heal. There are many types of low back pain, which are basically classified...

Averting Joint Damage Due to Rheumatoid Arthritis Aug 10th, 2016

Do you suffer from joint stiffness or swelling on a daily basis? Then you face a higher risk of incurring damage to your joints. If you have been diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis and your symptoms flare up, it is crucial that you learn the signs of trouble and how to...

Easy-on-the-Joints Exercises for Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients Jul 10th, 2016

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) can be an immobilizing condition. You get stiff joints, achy muscles and you can’t move. But with regular exercise, you can loosen up the stiffness and even build stronger muscles. In time, you’ll be more fit and experience less fatigue. Here are some of the benefits of...

Learning about Vitamin D Jun 10th, 2016

Vitamin D is an essential nutrient that helps in the absorption of calcium in the body. Fatty fish like tuna, sardines, mackerel and herring are rich in vitamin D. The good thing about today’s food products like cereals, juices and dairy products is that they are fortified with the vitamin....

Boost Bone Density With a Calcium-Rich Diet and Exercise May 10th, 2016

Bone density decline is a natural part of aging. But with the correct diet, we can stop further bone loss and have a strong and healthy skeletal system as we age. A calcium-rich diet can boost density and strengthen bones. Ideally, this bone-boosting diet should include an 8-ounce glass of...

Tests and Treatments for Osteoporosis Apr 10th, 2016

As we age, we tend to lose bone density, which usually begins after age 30. The reason behind this is the body’s decreased production of collagen and calcium phosphate. But while bone density loss is a normal part of aging, osteoporosis isn’t. Not everyone develops osteoporosis. However, women are particularly...

Understanding the Causes & Effects of Osteoporosis Mar 10th, 2016

At 30 years old, our bones are at their strongest. However, they start to lose density as we get older. Weakening of the bones is a condition known as osteoporosis. In the U.S., there are over 10 million people suffering from “porous bones.” In addition, more than half of American...

Fight Radiation-Induced Bone Loss with Dried Plums Feb 10th, 2016

Did you know you can protect yourself from radiation-induced bone loss by eating dried plums? A new study, published in the Scientific Reports journal, provides this claim. Led by Dr. Nancy Turner of Texas A&M University’s nutrition and food science department, the researchers seek to target the study’s important implications...

Stem Cell Injection Conquers Osteoporosis in Mice Jan 10th, 2016

According to a new study, normal bone structure can be restored in patients diagnosed with osteoporosis. The discovery was published in Stem Cells Translational Medicine. An estimated 200 million individuals all over the world are suffering from osteoporosis. Type 1 osteoporosis commonly affects women while both genders are equally at...

Are Kids Taking ADHD Meds at Risk of Low-Bone Density? Dec 10th, 2015

Did you know ADHD medication and low-bone density are closely related? A new study revealed this. ADHD, or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, is among the common neurodevelopment conditions affecting children and is generally treated by medication and therapy. But as the researchers discovered, ADHD medication contributes to the decrease in...

3D Printing Contributes to Tissue Regeneration Nov 10th, 2015

Did you know 3D printing can now be used to promote bone regeneration and repair tissue damage? 3D printing offers many valuable uses. It can be used to create football boots, mold jewelry, and even construct a grandfather clock. In fact, one organization was using it to build an airplane...

Key Facts about Arthritis Sep 10th, 2015

Are you struggling with arthritis? Here are some facts about this condition. It is estimated that there are about 52 million adults struggling with some type of arthritis in the U.S. One of the common complaints of arthritis sufferers is that it impairs their ability to perform their daily tasks....

Standing for Long Periods Can Cause Health Problems Aug 10th, 2015

You’ve probably heard about recent medical findings that say prolonged sitting can be bad for our health. But have you heard about this? According to Swiss researchers, standing for long periods is equally bad. The study, which was reported in the journal of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, revealed...

Depression Can Increase Osteoporosis Risk in Women Jul 10th, 2015

Did you know premenopausal women suffering from depression have a higher risk for osteoporosis? In a recent study, researchers from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) reported substantial differences in bone health between women with and without depression. For this study, researchers invited 89 women with depression and 44...

Bone Fracture Risk Increased with Antidepressants Jun 10th, 2015

Did you know selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI) antidepressants can increase the risk of bone fracture? Researchers from the Canadian Multicentre Osteoporosis Study (CaMos) Research Group suggested that the risk is particularly higher for people aged 50 and above who are taking this type of antidepressant. For more than five...

Odd Reasons Why Your Back Hurts May 10th, 2015

Did you know low back pain is the number-one cause of disability? Almost 30 percent of people in the U.S. have reported suffering from back pain that lasted for at least a day. Have you hurt your back? You probably bent the wrong way while picking up something off the...

Got Orthopedic Problems? Yoga Can Help Apr 10th, 2015

Did you know yoga can help fix common orthopedic problems? With the rising cost of medical care, it’s good to know there are affordable alternatives to which you can resort. One of them is the ancient practice of yoga. Today, some mainstream doctors are incorporating it into their practices. Dr....

No Decrease in Bone Fracture Risk despite High Milk Consumption Mar 10th, 2015

Traditional wisdom says milk is good for us, but a new study seeks to reverse this. According to researchers, drinking too much milk could take a toll on us. Many people think drinking a lot of milk is OK, but they’re wrong. Contrary to their belief, consuming large amounts of...

Hip Replacement Procedures Becoming More Common Feb 10th, 2015

Did you know hip replacement has become an increasingly popular procedure in the U.S.? While it is not as commonly resorted to as knee surgery procedures, total hip replacement surgery accounts for about 332,000 procedures performed each year, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Also known...