Sports Medicine

Referred Pain: What’s the Source of Your Sports Injury?

You might have heard the term “referred pain,” but maybe you don’t know what it really means. And for good reason; it’s a confusing concept. Referred pain is feeling the sensation of pain in a different location than where you sustained an injury. While scientists aren’t entirely clear about how …

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Labor & Delivery
Hypnobirthing: Controlling Pain in Childbirth through Self-Hypnosis

How Self-Hypnosis Can Relieve Pain During Childbirth

HypnoBirthing® sounds like something from a sci-fi novel, but it’s an empowering skill that helps pregnant women have a more comfortable labor and birth experience. “HypnoBirthing was developed by Marie Mongan, M.Ed., who used it when she gave birth to her own children in the 1950s and 60s,” says Kelly …

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Communicating Your Wishes
End of Life Planning: Advance Directives

End-of-Life Planning: Your Advance Directive

Thinking about the end of life – especially your own – isn’t something most people enjoy. But planning for it is important. Even if you are young and healthy, circumstances can change instantly. Consider how much medical care you want if you are seriously injured or become sick. Then, carefully …

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Food As Medicine
Inflammation and Your Diet: What's the Connection?

Inflammation and Your Diet: What’s the Connection?

Seemingly every day, a new headline suggests inflammation is the root cause of disease. And while some inflammation is necessary – and healthy – most Americans are battling chronic inflammation, which isn’t healthy. If you get injured or sick, your immune system launches an inflammatory response for protection. Trouble is, …

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Understanding PAD
Leg Pain? Walk It Off

The Best Remedy for Leg Cramps? Walk It Off

Do you ever go for a walk, only to be derailed by cramping in your calves or a feeling of tiredness in your legs? Does the pain ever cause you to limp? If so, you could be experiencing claudication, which is leg cramping due to inadequate blood flow to the …

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Special Occasion Meals
Viola Crepes with Lemon Cream & Blueberry Sauce

VIDEO: Viola Crepes with Lemon Cream & Blueberry Sauce

They may not be the kind of meal you whip up every day, but if you’re trying to impress — hosting a brunch, treating Mom to let her know she’s appreciated, or wooing your sweetheart with a romantic breakfast — these gorgeous crepes will definitely inspire lots of oohs and …

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Exercise Tips
How Setting Fitness Goals Can Motivate You

The Benefits of Setting Fitness Goals

It’s not uncommon for people to start an exercise regimen with some external prompting. Maybe it’s the number you see on the scale, a routine doctor’s visit, or running out of breath after climbing a flight of stairs. Whatever the reason, the right kind of goal setting is critical when …

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Caring for the Caregiver
Caregivers: Be Mindful of Your Own Self-Care

Caregivers: Be Mindful of Your Own Self-Care

When flight attendants go over safety tips, they tell everyone to secure their own oxygen mask first, then assist others. If you care for a loved one – spouse, elderly parent or relative, neighbor or friend  – you may feel your loved one wouldn’t “make it” without you. But your …

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Raising Healthy Kids
Childhood asthma triggers

Common Asthma Triggers in Children

Asthma is the most common chronic condition in children, affecting 8.4 percent of people under age 18 in America. Beyond the coughing, wheezing and difficulty breathing, children with asthma face an increased risk of developing other chronic conditions, and have a higher risk of death. “Kids can develop asthma at …

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What Is Dysphonia?
Lost Your Voice? Understanding Chronic Hoarseness

Lost Your Voice? What to Do About Chronic Hoarseness

Whether it’s right before a work presentation or an audition for NBC’s The Voice, losing your ability to talk (or sing) can be a stressful ­— and sometimes painful ­— experience. But for people with dysphonia, defined loosely as hoarseness, losing your voice can be a longer lasting condition. “Dysphonia …

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