If you’re living with a chronic health condition, even a small amount of physical activity — 60 minutes per week — can boost your health. Here are four tips to get you started.
Learn how stress can affect your arthritis, and ways you can reduce stress with medicine, regular exercise and by eating certain foods.
As we age, our bones become more fragile. Our reflexes are no longer lightening-quick. If you are over age 65, having four or more of these risk factors will increase your risk of falling by 80 percent.
Have you ever been examined by your doctor — had blood tests, X-rays or other diagnostic tests — only to hear that “all your tests are normal?” Yet, both you and your doctor know you’re suffering. This scenario is all too common. Why? The answer is in part because healthcare has long focused on treating acute … Read More
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Microglia is a type of immune cell that is widely believed to make chronic adult brain diseases, such as Alzheimer’s disease and multiple sclerosis, worse. But research shows these cells can protect the brain from traumatic brain injury and may slow neurodegenerative diseases. A research team led by Bruce Trapp, PhD, Chair of the Department of Neurosciences … Read More
For a person with a complex, chronic illness, too much healthcare can be as dangerous as too little. It’s easy to become overly dependent on medical interventions, on drugs and treatments that while useful, are not enough in themselves to help a person achieve real health.
Around three quarters of healthcare spending in the United States goes toward treating chronic diseases, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That statistic is shocking, but it also can easily be reduced. “So many of these chronic diseases — obesity, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes — are caused by lifestyle factors … Read More