Back pain

8 Myths About Your Back — Busted

Tags: back pain, back surgery, chronic back pain, herniated disc, myths, pinched nerve, spine

Misinformation abounds about back problems. How many times have you heard that exercise can hurt your back? Or that if you consult a spine surgeon about pain, you're sure to wind up in surgery? Get the facts about back pain.


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Doctors Bust Your Most Common Robotic Surgery Myths

Tags: balding and health health, bladder, colorectal surgery, innovations, kidney, kidney cancer, kidney removal, laparoscopic surgery, myths, prostate, prostate cancer, robotic surgery

Advances in robotic surgery in areas such as urology and colorectal surgery make procedures less invasive, but are neither a cure-all nor cause for worry, doctors say.


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Swallowing Your Tongue and Other Epilepsy Myths

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Myths about epilepsy persist despite tremendous advances. Learn what's really true about this often misunderstood condition as our expert busts 13 myths.


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Needles? Ouch! And 9 Other Acupuncture Myths

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There are a lot of misconceptions about acupuncture, but this practice provides relief to people around the world. Learn the truth about what it can do, which has plenty of research to support it.


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Quiz: How Much Do You Know About Sugar?

Tags: added sugar, diet, healthy diet, myths, quiz, sugar

Your sweet tooth may make you an expert on sugary treats. But how much do you know about how sugar affects your body? Take this quiz and find out.


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Busting 4 Myths About Stem Cell Research

Tags: diabetes, heart disease, innovation, leukemia, multiple sclerosis, myths, Parkinson's Disease, research, stem cells, stroke

Stem cell research is alive, well and as full of possibilities as ever. Get the facts on this flourishing field.


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Busting 5 Myths About Blood Pressure and Heart Rate

Tags: atrial fibrillation, blood pressure, heart rate, myths, pulse

Blood pressure and heart rate go hand in hand (or arm in cuff) in most people’s minds. But what do these two distinct vital signs mean to your heart health?


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The High Cost of “Free” Foods

Tags: added sugar, diet, healthy diet, myths

What do you actually get in fat-free or sugar-free products? Experts offer insight on the reality of “free” foods — and advice on making smarter choices.


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Busting 4 Myths About Healthcare Reform

Tags: Affordable Care Act, Future of Healthcare, healthcare reform, myths

When debating the future of healthcare, it's important to know the facts.


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Bras and Back Pain: 4 Myths Debunked

Tags: bras. back pain, breast hypertrophy, myths, posture

Your bra isn’t causing your back pain, and it can’t prevent back pain, either. To keep back pain at bay, build the muscles in your core and between your shoulder blades with Pilates and yoga.