|Health Tip: Soothing Psoriasis on the Feet
Health Tip: Soothing Psoriasis on the Feet (HealthDay News) -- Psoriasis causes red, itchy skin plaques that commonly affect the bottoms of the feet. The American Podiatric Medical Association suggests how to help manage the condition: Soak feet in an oatmeal bath. Regularly apply a hypoallergenic moisturizing lotion. Avoid stress. Don't drink alcohol. Consider light therapy if your doctor recommends it. See a podiatrist if the psoriasis doesn't improve with at-home care.
Many Women Who Have Mastectomy Don't Get Breast Reconstruction: Study
Many Women Who Have Mastectomy Don't Get Breast Reconstruction: Study WEDNESDAY, Aug. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Breast reconstruction after a mastectomy has long been an option, but a new study shows that only about 42 percent of women choose it. "The most common reasons women didn't undergo reconstruction was that they felt it wasn't important, they weren't interested in more surgery or they were focused on their cancer treatment," said lead researcher Dr. Monica Morrow, chief of breast surgery at M...
Health Tip: Have Jaw Pain?
Health Tip: Have Jaw Pain? (HealthDay News) -- Jaw pain can radiate to the ears and teeth, and may even lead to headache. The American Dental Association mentions these possible causes of jaw pain: Having sinus problems. Having a toothache, or grinding the teeth. Having an infection. Having arthritis of the temporomandibular joint. Having periodontal disease. Having stressed facial muscles.
Certain Symptoms Can Delay Lupus Diagnosis, Researchers Report
Certain Symptoms Can Delay Lupus Diagnosis, Researchers Report TUESDAY, Aug. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Lupus and other rheumatic diseases can cause neurological symptoms such as headaches and seizures, which can delay a correct diagnosis for months, a new report says. Treatments for rheumatic diseases can also cause these types of symptoms, according to neurologists at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, Ill. Rheumatic disorders include autoimmune and inflammatory diseases of the joints and ...
Health Tip: Losing Weight May Help Against Osteoarthritis
Health Tip: Losing Weight May Help Against Osteoarthritis (HealthDay News) -- Losing any extra weight can help prevent or alleviate symptoms of osteoarthritis, experts say. The Weight-loss Information Network explains how osteoarthritis and overweight are related, and what you can do to reduce your risk: Excess weight can cause greater strain on the joints, resulting in wear on the joints and increased risk of osteoarthritis. The more body fat you have, the more likely you are to have inflammation. Losi...
Painkillers May Halve Risk of Breast Cancer Return in Obese Women: Study
Painkillers May Halve Risk of Breast Cancer Return in Obese Women: Study THURSDAY, Aug. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Obese women who have battled breast cancer might halve their chances of a recurrence if they take aspirin or other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) regularly, new research suggests. The researchers followed 440 breast cancer survivors -- most of them past menopause and overweight or obese -- who were diagnosed between 1987 and 2011. The women had estrogen receptor-positive br...
Could Chiropractic Manipulation of Your Neck Trigger a Stroke?
Could Chiropractic Manipulation of Your Neck Trigger a Stroke? THURSDAY, Aug. 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Getting your neck adjusted by a chiropractor or osteopathic doctor may be associated with an increased risk of stroke, according to a scientific statement released Thursday by the American Heart Association. The energetic thrusts and rotations sometimes used in neck manipulation may cause a small tear in the artery walls in the neck, a condition called cervical artery dissection, the statement noted...
Skip the Steroids for Shoulder Pain?
Skip the Steroids for Shoulder Pain? TUESDAY, Aug. 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- For relief of shoulder pain, physical therapy and steroid shots provide similar results, a new study finds. Researchers compared the two nonsurgical approaches in a group of 100-plus adults suffering from shoulder pain caused by rotator cuff problems, tendinitis or bursitis. "Whether you had a steroid injection or physical therapy, the improvement in each group was the same," said lead researcher Daniel Rhon, from the Center ...
Poor People With Diabetes Much More Likely to Lose a Limb: Study
Poor People With Diabetes Much More Likely to Lose a Limb: Study MONDAY, Aug. 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Poor people with diabetes are much more likely to lose a limb to the disease than affluent patients are, new research suggests. Researchers from the University of California, Los Angeles, found the odds of having a toe, foot or leg amputated was up to 10 times higher for diabetics who live in low-income neighborhoods. Most of these amputations are preventable if patients are diagnosed and get proper...
Teen 'Growing Pains' May Persist For Years
Teen 'Growing Pains' May Persist For Years THURSDAY, July 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Many teens never outgrow their "growing pains," according to new research. Knee pain can persist for years, affecting teens' participation in sports and other activities, a Danish study found. If left untreated, so-called growing pains can become chronic, the researchers cautioned. "We can see from the study that one in three young people between the ages of 12 and 19 experience problems with pain in their knees," sai...
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