When asked during a recent interview the best way for the nation to combat the opioid epidemic, the response by Kate Walsh, the president and CEO of Boston Medical Center, was to the point. “Reduce the stigma,” she said. “We ...
Strokes are one of the leading causes of death in this country. Many cases are largely preventable by following a healthy lifestyle and properly managing high blood pressure and cholesterol and diabetes.
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has updated its guidelines for prostate cancer screening. They now take the position that screening offers a small potential benefit of reducing the chance of dying of prostate cancer.
Twelve products have made the annual list of “dirty dozen” produce. These fruits and veggies in particular contain high contents of residues from pesticides, according to a report by the Environmental Working Group.
The body cannot survive without sodium, but the typical American diet contains more sodium than the body can handle. High amounts of the mineral can lead to heart and kidney disease.
Although screenings for breast, cervical and colon cancer are covered at no cost by the Affordable Care Act, the percentage of adults in this country that comply with the guidelines are lower than desired.
Supermarkets are designed to pique your interest into purchasing more items than originally intended. The ideal way to prevent overspending is to make a list and stick to it.
Although food is one of the highest costs for consumers, it is possible to eat healthy while keeping an eye on one’s budget.
Although low back pain is very common, it may be possible to prevent it by practicing healthy lifestyles.
If low back pain does not go away within a week or so, often physical therapy and exercise are recommended. The goal is to strengthen the core and improve function.
On the morning of April 24, 2009, Shondell Davis watched her 18-year-old son walk out the front door on his way to a friend’s house. Less than 15 minutes later, as she was driving to work, she got a call ...
There is a link between low back pain and depression, but the exact causes of the link are unclear.
Acupuncture, an age-old form of traditional Chinese medicine, is growing in popularity in this country. Although originally used for pain reduction, the World Health Organization has determined that it can be effective in the treatment of several illnesses.
Herniated discs are one of the most common causes of low back pain. The pain starts in the back, but radiates to the buttocks and down the leg.
Only about 5 percent of cases of low back pain require surgery. The majority of cases can be treated with more conservative measures, such as physical therapy and exercise.