The risks of smoking are widely known to both young and old alike. For example, committed smokers face a far greater likelihood of stroke, coronary artery disease, lung cancer and lung disease, among other consequences. If that is still not ...Read More »
Tag Archives: Bone Health
Building Bone Strength with High-Impact Exercise
Many people turn to running as a way of shedding weight. But according to a 2009 study, picking up this activity could make your bones stronger. Appearing in the March 2009 issue of the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, ...Read More »
More than Skin Deep: Why Eczema Might Harm Bones
Eczema is not a very pleasant topic to think about, considering it’s generally associated with patches of itchy, red skin. Making eczema even more frustrating, it can be a chronic problem, developing before the age of five and occasionally lingering ...Read More »
Heart Failure and Bone Loss: Are They Connected?
By its name alone, it’s obvious that heart failure is a serious condition. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), people living with this condition face a grim outlook, with roughly half dying within five years of ...Read More »
Obesity, Women and Rheumatoid Arthritis
Arthritis is frequently associated with eroding bone cartilage between joints. While osteoarthritis is the most common form of this condition, numerous American adults struggle daily with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). A type of autoimmune disease, rheumatoid arthritis occurs when the body’s ...Read More »
Hip Fractures: Another Concern for MS Patients?
For the hundreds of thousands of Americans with multiple sclerosis (MS), life can often be especially difficult. A type of autoimmune disorder, MS can induce a wide range of symptoms, such as limb numbness and weakness, double/blurred vision, tremors, fatigue ...Read More »
Printing the Body: How 3D Printers Are Changing Medicine
People associate printers with things like photographs and office documents, but can you imagine special printers used to produce physical replicas of body parts? That wasn’t a typo – there may come a time when doctors are able to print ...Read More »
Common Causes of Back Pain, and How to Prevent It
Along with wrinkles and graying hair, back pain is often considered one of the sobering signs of getting older. You’ve probably heard at least one person complain about his or her persistent back problems, and at times it may seem ...Read More »
The Chronic Impact of Rheumatoid Arthritis
When the term “arthritis” is mentioned, most people think of the common joint pains caused by the wear and tear of aging. And to be sure, in most cases this is an accurate perception. In 2005, an estimated 27 million ...Read More »
Is Diet Soda All It’s Cracked Up to Be?
On the surface, it would seem that diet sodas offer an excellent alternative to regular soft drinks. In short, the “diet” label usually means that the soda contains no calories or sugar. These facts make diet soda a very appealing ...Read More »