Articles relating to 'treatment'

Taking painkillers on a regular basis? There’s a better fix

Why popular treatment won’t help your knee painWhen your knees hurt, it can really hold you back from doing the things you love. Even getting up from your seat becomes a struggle.

You probably stick to the usual remedy of taking a pain-reliever containing acetaminophen, the over-the-counter drug that’s often an alternative to aspirin. They can take hours to kick in and don’t last very … Read More

Feeling desperate about your vision loss? Here’s what to do

vision, treatmentAs we all age, some natural decline in our senses is to be expected.

Yet even a slight deterioration of our eyesight can be scary. Not only can it get in the way of our ability to understand our surroundings, it can have a significant impact on our comfort, safety and overall independence.

There is good news. Age-related … Read More

How a farm animal can help with your hearing problems

hearing, treatmentHave you ever been to a party and noticed you have to lean in a little closer to a person to be able to hear them tell a story?

Maybe you’ve noticed it’s happening more and more as you get older, sometimes even in quiet rooms?

Hearing troubles interfere with our daily lives, taking away a lot of … Read More

Alert: Important new advancement in vision care

stem cells, treatment Always a fast-forward subject, stem cell therapy has seen some time in the spotlight recently.

There has been a fair bit of promise in this genre of medicine where healthy stem cells are injected into your body to replace damaged or diseased cells.

When it comes to new treatments that help with something as fundamental to us as … Read More

4 surprising ways to treat your cold this season

cold and flu, congestion, health tips, natural, treatment, cold and fluWith cold and flu season upon us, it almost seems inevitable that you’ll catch something this time of year.

From pesky sniffles to sore throats, to feeling so ill you don’t even want to leave your bed, a virus can really take a toll.

You might see your doctor, but antibiotics can’t be prescribed because they only work … Read More

When your headache gets really bad…

migraines, treatmentChronic migraines obviously affect the sufferer, but a new survey shows that they can be harmful for the entire family – highlighting the importance of prevention and treatment.

Researchers at Montefiore Headache Center in New York conducted an extensive survey of people with chronic migraines to look at the greater impact of the condition beyond the individual’s immediate … Read More

Blood sugar levels now easier to control

diabetes, insulin, treatment, insulin, diabetesOdds are you or someone you know has type 2 diabetes, and finds monitoring their food intake and managing blood sugar levels a challenge.

It’s not easy to pass up all those sweets and cocktails, either…

To that end, insulin pumps have freed many diabetics from a routine of precisely-timed injections, but the treatment option may also provide … Read More

This popular exercise won’t solve your health problems after all

shutterstock_18500491Stretching and breathing your way through yoga poses is good for the body and spirit. I’ve tried it myself – getting into “corpse” pose at the end is like floating on cloud nine!

This ancient practice has taken off in North America in various forms, like gentle yoga for seniors, yoga bootcamp and even laughter yoga that taps … Read More

When tremors and shaking could be something serious

Parkinson's diseaseGood news if you know someone suffering from Parkinson’s disease, the degenerative condition known for its telltale shakes, tremors and difficulty with simple tasks.

A newly discovered gene could lead to an exciting new treatment.

The groundbreaking study of Parkinson’s disease was conducted by the University of California and led by Dr. Ming Guo, a practicing neurologist and … Read More

Simple fix could prevent kidney failure

KIDNEY DISEASE, TREATMENTDon’t we all like an easy fix for medical problems? Well, here’s one that doesn’t involve popping a pill (I try to steer people on a more natural path) but should have you lacing up those walking shoes in no time.

New research from China Medical University Hospital in Taiwan is showing real promise. The research, published in … Read More

Contagion! Treatment options threatened as antibiotic resistance rises

antiobiotic, treatmentWith new strains of viruses popping up every day, the first go-to fast and easy solution has tended to be antibiotics.

However, with overuse, resistance to these drugs has become a real problem. In fact, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned in its April report that common infections may soon become killers unless we take action in a … Read More

New ‘bionic’ solution to improve your vision (the future is here!)

VISION, TREATMENTWe live in a high-tech world and advances in the health care field are changing lives, I’m proud to say. Scientists have developed advanced prosthetic arms and legs to give new hope to those with limited mobility. “Bionic” eyes may be next for those with vision trouble.

A new treatment is in the testing stages that could restore … Read More

Alzheimer’s Disease Misdiagnosed?

shutterstock_155957624How’s this for unsettling…

Alzheimer’s disease is an illness that causes the brain cells to deteriorate. As a result, mood, behavior and memory decline. More than five million Americans are living with this form of dementia. A cause for real concern though is that some of them have been misdiagnosed.

Statistics show that every 67 seconds, someone in … Read More

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