With the complicated nature of Crohn's and colitis, and the potential for symptoms throughout the entire body, it is obvious why support systems play such a critical role in the lives of IBD patients.
It was 9:00 p.m. when I left the comfort of my bed and wandered into the kitchen to make a cup of herbal tea. When I turned on the light the peripheral view of a gray blur bouncing up and down set off an involuntary shriek that shot up from my toes.
In the next few decades, people worldwide can expect to live longer. And if you make it to 65, data implies that you my live another 20 years. That's the good news. Those living another two decades will likely live with at least one chronic condition. But some health factors can help lessen that concern.
A recent CDC study reported that in 2013, there were 260 counties throughout the United States that experienced double the number of Lyme Disease cases expected, up from 130 a decade earlier.
Approaching regret from a cognitive point of view, reframing our thoughts from the past to the future, and asking, "What's next?" can also help to process regrets.
If you have severe Raynaud's you can talk to your doctor about medical treatments. Some medications can help widen the blood vessels like vasodilators and calcium channel blockers, while others medications may aggravate the situation.
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Let's start from the beginning. Ever wonder how this whole recent gluten thing started? Cholera and a rock star, of course... well, a scientific ...
Mindfulness is more than a great way to get healthy and stay healthy. It's a process of discovery -- full of solace and revelation. And your relationships, your work and your play will all benefit.
I knew the day was going to be weird because I woke up fully rested and without my usual assortment of arthritic pains.
The availability of the CMI is good news for people who badly tear their meniscus cartilage. Ideally, meniscus cartilage tears must be repaired and reconstructed when they are freshly diagnosed
In the 1966 movie-so-bad-it-might-be-fun, 1966 BILLY THE KID VS. DRACULA, there is a scene that made me cringe, and not for the reasons the film-makers intended.
We are sold the idea that remaining slim is primarily important as a means of attracting the opposite sex, rather than as a path to good health and longevity.
The biologic era of joint repair is evolving so rapidly that removing injured tissues may soon be a surgical procedure of the past. Repairing, regenerating, and replacing tissues with natural tissues as opposed to artificial materials, is the path keeping biologics firmly ahead of bionics in orthopedics.
It only takes one step to change your sedentary life and that step is do it because you want to, not because you have to. I'm told I inspire, if that's true what's the next step? Do you listen to your body and take action? There has to be the desire, the energy, the love for what you are doing.
We need to do a better job of addressing chronic pain from a patient's perspective. And that includes more research around the neurobiology of pain. Having people endure daily pain just is not acceptable, and no one should consider it normal.