It’s easy to mix up inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) because the names sound very similar, and some people with IBD can also have IBS, but these gastrointestinal conditions are two very different medical issues. IBS and IBD do have some similar symptoms, including stomach pain, bloating, diarrhea and constipation, but…Details
Have you ever stopped to think about how your fashion choices might be affecting your health? The oversized handbag might be a convenient and stylish trend, but carrying a heavy bag around town all day could be doing damage to your back and neck.
Your mother was right when she repeatedly told you to sit and stand up straight. Poor posture contributes to back pain and other medical conditions.
Pretty much everyone snores now and then, but for some, snoring can become a chronic issue. If you regularly snore at night, it can disrupt the quality of your sleep and cause daytime fatigue along with a whole array of other health problems.
There is so much to enjoy in the Summer: warmer temperatures, more hours of daylight and fun outdoor activities. But it’s hard to enjoy the season if you’re suffering from back pain. Learn ways to take care of your spine while still enjoying this sunny time of year.
Driving can become a challenge for older adults. But getting older doesn’t have to mean an end to your driving days. Driver safety includes more than just understanding road signs and traffic laws. As you age, you’ll likely notice physical changes that can make driving more challenging, for example, turning your head to look for…Details
Managing your diabetes appropriately is a lot of work. Some of the more time-consuming aspects of self-management are meal preparation (which includes shopping and cooking), exercise, glucose monitoring and medication management.
If you love gardening but hate the ache that can sometimes accompany the bending, raking, mulching and pruning associated with a spring clean-up, here are some simple tips to get you back outdoors and enjoying a pain-free spring season.
According to the National Council on Aging one in four Americans age 65 and older falls every year. Falls are also the leading cause of both fatal and non-fatal injuries in older Americans. That means that every 11 seconds, an older adult is seen in an emergency department for a fall-related injury.
Have you been told you need to have spine surgery? Surgery can seem daunting and you may have doubts about your recommended course of treatment, and that is completely normal. Many patients feel embarrassed to ask for a second opinion when considering surgery, but there is nothing to be embarrassed about. Doing your research and…Details