January 8-14, 2015 - Original Health Articles

Fenofibrate for Diabetes?

Heart disease and stroke are the biggest causes of death and disability in people who have type 2 diabetes, so minimizing risks for these cardiovascular events is extremely important. An analysis of data from a large study suggests that one cholesterol-lowering drug may play a role in preventing these serious conditions in some patients.

Best and Worst Exercises for Bad Knees

Exercise is beneficial for everyone, but for people with bad knees due to arthritis, injury, or weakness, exercising correctly, preventing further damage, and avoiding pain are essential. Approximately 6.6 million patients present to the emergency department with knee injuries related to sports or recreational activities every year.

6 Ways to Fight Back Pain

Ouch: 75% of people will experience back pain at some point in their lives. But when back pain strikes, you don't have to take it lying down. In fact, you shouldn't. New research from Australian investigators shows that the old standby for back pain relief—rest and an over-the-counter pain reliever—should be shelved.

All About Sleep Apnea

Do you (or someone you sleep next to) suffer from sleep apnea? This chronic breathing disorder, in which patients breathe shallowly or experience pauses in breathing, occurs while you’re asleep. Deep snoring is often the first sign, but not everyone who snores has sleep apnea.

No Time for Exercise? Try These (10 Minute or Less) Workouts

When life gets hectic, your fitness routine is probably one of first things to go by the wayside. But if you can squeeze in a mere 10 minutes of exercise a day, it can go a long way toward helping you stay in shape. Short and Sweet "Some exercise is (always) better than nothing," says Carolyn Dean, MD, ND, a doctor, exercise and nutrition expert, and author of Dr.

Complementary Therapies for Breast Cancer

Many individuals turn to complementary or alternative medicine (CAM) following a breast (or other) cancer diagnosis. Is this something you should explore? CAM and Breast Cancer CAM describes health practices outside of normal standard of care treatments, which for cancer patients includes surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and biological therapies.

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