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Hypnosis: Separating the Myths from Reality
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Hypnosis: Separating the Myths from Reality

Madeline V. Stein, MA | May 11, 2024

Hollywood’s portrayal of hypnosis—where the therapist waves a pocket watch in front of the patient and says, “You’re feeling very…

Lessons About Our Health
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Lessons About Our Health

David B. Agus, MD | May 5, 2024

A species of jellyfish called Turritopsis dohrnii can revert back to its juvenile form, rendering it essentially immortal. Elephants rarely…

Bursitis Self-Care Through Food and Nutrition
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Bursitis Self-Care Through Food and Nutrition

James A. Duke, PhD | May 3, 2024

Between our bones and the muscles or tendons near joints called bursae, and if they become inflamed, the result is bursitis.

What Foods are Good for Back Pain?
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What Foods are Good for Back Pain?

James A. Duke, PhD | April 27, 2024

Back pain has adverse effects on your work , day-to-day activities, sleep, and enjoyment of life. Discover ways to fix it through diet and supplements.

The Osteoarthritis Diet
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The Osteoarthritis Diet

James A. Duke, PhD | April 26, 2024

An osteoarthritis diet can help relieve the inflammation associated with osteoarthritis, one of the most prevalent forms of arthritis in the US.

What Causes Leg Cramps at Night?
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What Causes Leg Cramps at Night?

Jacob Teitelbaum, MD | April 25, 2024

What to do about a leg cramp at night? You can always walk it off, but who wants a painful stroll at night? No, it’s better to prevent the problem.

Dietary Remedies for Intermittent Claudication
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Dietary Remedies for Intermittent Claudication

James A. Duke, PhD | April 12, 2024

Severe cramps and tingling in your buttocks, thighs, and calves is called intermittent claudication. Clogged blood vessels prevent adequate blood flow.

Back Surgery: When Is It the Right Time?
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Back Surgery: When Is It the Right Time?

Amit Jain, MD, MBA | April 4, 2024

Have you tried medication, exercise, even physical therapy for your back pain but nothing is helping? Perhaps your doctor has…

A Hard Pill to Swallow
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A Hard Pill to Swallow

Peter Belafsky, MD, MPH, PhD | March 4, 2024

You do it about 1,000 times a day and, if you are lucky, don’t think about it: You just swallow.…

Drug-Free Solutions for Chronic Pain
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Drug-Free Solutions for Chronic Pain

Jennifer Hankenson, MD | March 3, 2024

Chronic pain is the most common chronic condition that physicians diagnose, according to a 2023 study from researchers at the…

Natural Treatment for Sprains and Strains
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Natural Treatment for Sprains and Strains

Joan Wilen and Lydia Wilen | February 29, 2024

Sprains and strains are common due to an awkward movement. Natural remedies can help reduce swelling and speed up healing.

Natural Remedies for Muscle Pain and Inflammation
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Natural Remedies for Muscle Pain and Inflammation

Joan Wilen and Lydia Wilen | February 26, 2024

Natural remedies for muscle pain and inflammation can ease tired and sore muscles due to workplace strain and overexertion.

How to Halt Lower Back Pain With Exercise
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How to Halt Lower Back Pain With Exercise

Mitchell Yass | February 21, 2024

It sounds counterintuitive, but exercise—strength training, in particular—is one of the best ways to alleviate joint pain. Why? Because in…

New Ways to Fight Migraine
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New Ways to Fight Migraine

Brian M. Grosberg, MD | February 4, 2024

Researchers still are trying to unravel the mystery of the intense form of head pain known as migraine. If you…

TLC for Chronic Wounds
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TLC for Chronic Wounds

Robert Kirsner, MD, PhD | February 3, 2024

For 7 million Americans, chronic, hard-to-heal wounds are a big problem. Chronic wounds are those that haven’t healed completely in…