It may be cold comfort, but you’re not alone –most primary care visits in the United States are related to complaints like these, for chronic musculoskeletal pain.
Research published in the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons found that chronic pain of the musculoskeletal system – our bones, muscles, and joints – is a widespread and growing problem.
In fact, chronic nagging pain affects about 100 million …Read more
You walk on them, you squeeze them into shoes, and they can develop blisters, bunions and calluses, but our feet also can offer us so much more insight into our overall health than just helping us get up and about.
In fact, feet are so much more than five toes and a sole. They are comprised of joints, bones, muscles and soft tissue which all work together to perform their main function of allowing us to walk (and get out …Read more
Now the cigarette habit has been linked to even more diseases and deaths than previously thought.
The latest report by the Surgeon General, recently published in USA Today, finds that smoking causes a slew of diseases, including diabetes, liver cancer and colorectal cancer, as well as other chronic conditions.
It doesn’t stop there: Smoking leads to erectile dysfunction, rheumatoid arthritis and macular degeneration, …Read more
Move more, more often! Exercise is one of the most important things you can do to prevent heart disease and diabetes, new research shows. It won’t cost you a penny, and it will save you time and money down the road.
The health benefits of exercise have been well established in a multitude of studies, yet more and more people are leading sedentary lifestyles. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States and the incidence of …Read more