March 8-14, 2015 - Original Health Articles

How to Buy the Best Lip Balm

Do you know what’s in your lip balm? Though lip balms are supposed to keep your lips soft, some ingredients in this make-up bag staple may actually be causing lip dryness and irritation. We asked Helen Torok, MD, Medical Director for the Dermatology and Surgery Center at Trillium Creek in Medina, Ohio, for her advice.

6 Lifestyle Factors That May Affect MS

For patients managing multiple sclerosis—a chronic condition in which the immune system attacks the brain, spine, and optic nerves—adopting longterm, healthy lifestyle behaviors may play an important role in managing symptoms and improving quality of life.

6 Kitchen Tips for People With Rheumatoid Arthritis

Good nutrition and home cooking usually include lots of chopping, slicing, peeling, and stirring—activities that are painful (and sometimes impossible) for people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). But that doesn’t mean RA patients have to give up good food or the joy that comes from cooking.

Are Older Adults Being Over-treated For Diabetes?

Maintaining healthy blood glucose (sugar) levels is the cornerstone of diabetes management. However, data increasingly shows that for diabetes patients 65 and older, aiming for very low daily blood sugars or A1C (average blood glucose over several months) levels may not provide benefits, and may even cause harm.

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