Swimmer's Ear

Don't Let Swimmer's Ear Spoil Your Summer

How to spot signs of infection

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Protecting Athletes from Concussion an Ethical Obligation

Tags: brain health, concussion, Concussions, head injury sports injury, sports injuries

Doctors have an ethical obligation to educate and protect athletes from sports concussion, says a new position paper from the American Academy of Neurology, the largest professional association of neurologists.

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Try These Natural Tricks to Fall Asleep More Easily

Tags: acupuncture, Epworth Sleepiness Scale, Insomnia, integrative medicine, melatonin, sleep, sleep apnea, sleep disorders, yoga

There's good news for people who need more restful sleep: a wide range of complementary medicine options -- non-invasive and non-habit forming -- that can be used in addition to standard treatment for insomnia.

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Study Says Heart-Healthy Diet Isn’t Only About the Fat

Tags: heart, heart and vascular institute, heart health, heart healthy diet, Mediterranean diet, saturated fat

New analysis of old studies says saturated fats may not be the main diet culprit in heart disease. But experts say current diet guidelines are still your best bet. Here's why.

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How to Ease Your Arthritis Pain With Simple Food Swaps

Tags: arthritis, chronic inflammation, diet & nutrition, nutrition, oils, rheumatoid arthritis

If you have arthritis or joint pain, you can make simple changes in your diet to reduce inflammation. It's a natural way to use food as medicine -- to stop the pain before it starts.

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Painful Joints? You Can Try a Treadmill in a Swimming Pool

Tags: arthritis, joints, swimming, water-based therapy

Aquatic therapy uses water's natural weightlessness to relieve stress on joints and provide a quicker, more painless rehabilitation. This can even involve riding a treadmill in a swimming pool.

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Help for Fecal Incontinence: Take Control of Your Bowels

Tags: bowel control issues, bowel disorder, diarrhea, fecal incontinence

Bowel problems aren't as uncommon as you might think. Treatment is available, and you don't need to suffer from this uncomfortable disorder.

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Quiz: Are You Sizzling Smart About the Sun?

Tags: quiz, skin cancer, sun, sunglasses, sunscreen

From beach trips to ball games, the sunny days of summer are upon us. Do you have the right protection?

Inflammation Education to Help Your Heart

Inflammation Education to Help Your Heart (Video)

Tags: CAD, CHD, heart and vascular institute, heart health, heart video, inflammation, statins, video

Inflammation doesn’t just occur with injury or infection, but can also affect your heart. It’s a driver for coronary heart disease, and is measured with a simple blood test. Statins may even reduce inflammation. Learn more.

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If You’re in Pain With Kidney Stones, it Must Be Summer

Tags: kidney, kidney stones, summer, summer safety

Summer may have just officially started, but kidney stone season began a couple of weeks ago. Many doctors see an increase in kidney stone cases when the weather warms up.

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Who Is On Your Cancer Support Team?

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Learning that you have cancer can make you feel terribly isolated. But you are not alone. Think about the many people who surround you and want to help support you through your treatment into survivorship. Who is on your team?