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Seeing the movements of a healthy hand mirroring one's own movements plays a welcome trick on the brains of arthritis sufferers, a new study shows: It reduces the perception of pain. The observation, reported this week at the Society for Neuroscience's...
Dialysis is a lifesaving treatment for those with kidney disorders. But during emergencies, particularly bad weather, sometimes patients don't want to go — or can't get to — their usual dialysis center. There are some steps patients can take...
Every woman will experience menopause, some in the normal course of aging and some before. It can bring on a host of symptoms in addition to hot flashes. But there are things that women can do, from improving their diet and exercising to finding the right...
For the many Americans genetically programmed to add pounds, the effort to lose weight can seem doomed from the get-go. Mix in other factors no one can change — age, race, birth order — and the struggle becomes even tougher. Though innate...
Beyond what we eat, what we're born with and what we do, our environment contributes in major — and mostly unnoticed — ways to our health and our weight. All have conspired to make two-thirds of adult Americans and one-third of American...
Despite popular belief, a surge of laziness and gluttony is not what's making Americans fat, says science writer and fat researcher Gary Taubes, author of "Why We Get Fat." In looking at the past 30 years, during which time obesity rates have soared,...
What's making Americans so fat? Many think the answer is that we eat too much and don't exercise enough, but the reasons are more numerous and complex, say obesity researchers. And so are the solutions. In the early 1970s, 14 percent of the adult...
My name is Bob, and I know what it's like to be flat on your back for more than two months. My first encounter was for a form of arthritis called Reiter's syndrome — a three-month stay in a Veterans Affairs hospital marked by boredom and...
Tags: Hospitals and Clinics, Music, Bette Davis, Music, Health
Forgive my absence from these pages, but I recently suffered a dislocated fracture of my ankle while saving a kitten from a speeding car. The bad news is, it required reconstructive surgery and I have to spend the next six weeks on my butt. The good news...
As the longtime personal trainer for President Barack Obama and the first family, Cornell McClellan deserves some props for Michelle's famously toned arms. But in addition to working out White House staff and professional athletes, the nation's "first...
Tags: Running, Politics, Julie Deardorff, Barack Obama, Health
It all started with a little bit of good-natured trash talk between the pastors of two of Baltimore's most prominent African-American churches. The Rev. Jamal Bryant of Empowerment Temple "fell off the wagon" and confesses he wasn't exercising as much as...
When you think of soldiers, you probably don't picture a group of men doing yoga. But it's one of the interventions for veterans with PTSD. The Veterans Administration is trying alternative therapies like yoga and acupunture to help patients rely less...
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