Achieving Personal Harmony and Balance During Cancer

What if after surviving your first cancer diagnosis at the age of 51, you were re-diagnosed just 18 months later? Metastatic colorectal cancer patient Dave Johnson experienced that first-hand, and was initially reluctant and scared to tell his family, friends and co-workers. However, he soon learned two important lessons - that he had more support around him than he thought, and that he could control his lifestyle and personal harmony. Now at the age of 53, Johnson, a full-time banker, has discovered a new sense of inner well-being and, according to his physician, is again cancer free. Many people find

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What is Incontinence and How to Manage It

What is Incontinence? Incontinence is the loss of bladder or bowel control. Although it is a common and embarrassing problem, it is not a normal part of aging. Incontinence symptoms can be mild; such as an occasional slight loss of urine. Or symptoms can be very severe with a complete loss of control of both bladder and bowel. Most people’s symptoms fall somewhere in between. Types of Incontinence Stress incontinence happens when pressure or stress is placed on the bladder from sneezing, laughing, coughing or heavy lifting. A small amount of urine leaks out during these activities. Urge incontinence causes

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Acupuncture As A Remedy for Back Pain

Problems with Low Back Pain and Opioids

Acupuncture As A Remedy for Back Pain If you suffer from back pain you probably would not consider acupuncture as a treatment until you have exhausted many other alternatives. However, acupuncture is a type of ancient Chinese medicine that's been around for over 2,500 years and throughout this time it has been used for back pain relief, increasingly so in these modern times. Acupuncture As A Remedy for Back Pain While it is not traditionally a part of western medicine, nowadays your doctor is quite likely to send you for this treatment if you are suffering from back or neck pain

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Insomnia and Sleep Aids

Insomnia and Sleep Aids You've likely seen the popular TV ad campaign for Rozerem... the insomnia guy who keeps late-night company with Abe Lincoln, a beaver, and other colorful characters from his dreams? Insomnia is such a common problem (one in three adults report having some type of insomnia) that sleep aids such as Rozerem are more popular than ever. Insomnia and Sleep Aids In this article, we'll look at the different types of insomnia, self help treatments you can try, and Rozerem as a sleep aid for the treatment of insomnia. What Causes Insomnia Insomnia happens when your sleep-wake cycle,

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Fitness Linked to Pain for Women with Fibromyalgia

Fitness Linked to Pain for Women with Fibromyalgia It may be easy to write a prescription for opioids in hopes that they will do the trick for patients struggling with fibromyalgia pain. But the best path towards effective analgesia may not require medication at all. Fitness Linked to Pain for Women with Fibromyalgia This isn’t the first time that research has pointed out the benefits of exercise as a form of treatment for women with fibromyalgia. A study released earlier in the year found that patients who took more steps each day experienced less pain. However, in the new trial researchers used a larger

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Should Women Worry about Osteoporosis?

Should women worry about osteoporosis? Here's what you need to know The “silent thief,” more commonly known as osteoporosis, impacts 10 million Americans, with millions more suffering from low bone density. Osteoporosis is a progressive, degenerative disease that occurs when bone loss outpaces the growth of new bone, weakening the bone and increasing the risk of sudden and unexpected fractures. In fact, up to one in four men and one in two women over the age of 50 will break a bone due to osteoporosis. Should women worry about osteoporosis? Here's what you need to know Marc Surak, a specially trained

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Easing Symptoms of Alzheimer's Disease

Easing Symptoms of Alzheimer's Disease Whether a patient faces a simple health problem, such as a head cold, or one as complex as Alzheimer's disease, easing the symptoms is often as important as resolving the issue itself. Yet for the more than 5 million Americans affected by Alzheimer's, treating the symptoms is even more vital. Easing symptoms of Alzheimer's Disease Some of the early signs of Alzheimer's include memory loss that disrupts daily life, mood and personality changes, and difficulty solving otherwise simple daily tasks. Alzheimer's disease is the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States, according to the Alzheimer's Association.

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Understanding Bursitis

There are over 160 Bursae in your body. These fluid filled sacs are located between the muscle tendon and the bone. They lubricate and cushion, aiding in the decrease of pressure between your bones, tendons, and muscles around your joints. The cause of bursitis is usually from overuse, stress or trauma. Or in rare cases due to an infection. The friction from a joint, tendon or ligament rubbing against the bursae causes it to get inflamed and that causes the pain. A common type of bursitis that doesn’t show redness is hip bursitis, which is located on the side of

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New Pain Relief Options to Avoid Back Pain

Back pain is reported to be the most common cause of missed work, right after flu and colds. In fact, back pain is so common that many people consider it inevitable, especially with increasing age. But it may be possible to avoid some types of back pain by better understanding its causes and avoiding or preventing them in the first place. And while over-the-counter pain relief medications can help lessen back pain once it occurs, exercise, improved posture, and good furniture can strengthen and heal your back and even prevent back pain from occurring in the first place. This article

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