When Back Pain Means More Than a Back Problem

Don’t assume pain in the lower back, cramping in the legs and that “pins and needles” feeling are the result of a problem with your spine. Symptoms of artery disease, arthritis and neuropathy often masquerade as spinal pain.

Staying Healthy on a Plane

We all know someone who flew home from vacation with an unexpected souvenir: a cold or virus. It may seem like flying can make you sick, but that’s not necessarily true. “It’s better to be guided by data than to rely on hearsay,” advises Cleveland Clinic infectious disease specialist Steven D. Mawhorter, MD, Medical Director … Read More

5 Tips for Women to Stay Fit After 50

As the years pass by, many women find that the lifestyle that worked in their 20s and 30s fails to achieve the same results in their 40s and 50s. As women reach their 50s (the average age of onset for menopause), they’ll have to compensate for hormonal, cardiovascular and muscle changes. Weight gain in aging … Read More

Like a Pacemaker for the Brain (Video)

There may come a time when some patients with Parkinson’s disease need more than medications to manage their tremors, rigidity, slowness of movement and balance problems. For them, deep brain stimulation is an option. During deep brain stimulation surgery, electrodes are implanted in the brain to deliver electrical impulses that block the abnormal activity which … Read More

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