The prospect of developing dementia is a frightening one for individuals and for families. Both genetics and lifestyle factors play a role in who gets it. Now, a new study finds that how much you weigh during middle age is a factor. Here’s what you need to know.
Thanks to our upright posture, low back pain is one of the most common orthopedic problems that humans deal with. How much do you know about pain in the lower back? Here are six facts about this frustrating problem that may surprise you.
Osteoporosis is a concern for all women. One way we quantify bone health is by measuring bone density. However, bone density is only part of the story. Dense bones can still be weak. Bone strength and bone quality matter too. Here’s what you need to know about keeping your own bones strong and healthy.
Cold weather is challenging! Here are six ways cold weather can negatively affect your physical and mental health and lifestyle changes that will help you avoid these pitfalls until spring arrives.
Type 2 diabetes is more common in people who are overweight or obese, so much so that carrying excess weight is the greatest risk factor. However, normal-weight and even underweight people can get it too. Have you ever wondered why? Here’s what science shows and how you can lower your risk at any weight.
Are you concerned about your risk of cardiovascular disease? For good reason! Heart disease is still the number one cause of death in Western countries. Fortunately, exercise can lower your risk of developing heart disease and it does so partially by improving these cardiovascular risk factors.
Not all strokes leave symptoms and telltale signs. There is a type of stroke, or infarct, that’s silent and you only see it on imaging studies. Yet, having a significant number of these infarcts increases the risk of other health problems. Find out what they are.
Probiotics are gut-friendly bacteria that may positively effect digestive function and immune health, but could they also lower the risk of osteoporosis? In this article, you’ll discover what role probiotic supplements could play in bone health.
Genetic testing for polymorphisms that impact disease risk are growing in popularity, but how much of disease risk is determined by genetics? A new study suggests that genes only determine a small percentage of disease risk. Here’s why.
Shoulder problems are common and they’re a pain, literally! Certain shoulder injuries are more serious than others. What does it mean if you can’t lift your arm above your shoulder? Here’s the lowdown on shoulder pain and injuries.