Osteoporosis, often referred to as “brittle bones,” is a condition of bone thinning that occurs as we age. Our bones are getting stronger and gaining mass as we move through our 20s, but when we enter our third decade the process reverses. This process can occur at many different speeds,
If you're dealing with headaches everyday, you know the constant strain and tension this condition can have on your life. While headaches can range from tension headaches to cluster headaches to full-blown migraines, sufferers have one thing in common--they want to find relief. While we don't have all the answers, this
“Ideas worth spreading”: this is the slogan of the TED (Technology, Engineering, and Design) organization, and it informs every TED Talk that they curate. Speakers run the gamut from everyday people to world-renowned scientists, artists, and thinkers. These ten to 15-minute gems offer a brief glimpse into the world, a
For anyone suffering from chronic pain, a little bit of support can go a long way. Unfortunately, for many different reasons, support may be hard to find in your local community. Maybe you are living in a rural setting, and there just aren’t many people, let alone fellow chronic pain
Approximately 17 million people worldwide suffer from chronic fatigue syndrome, also known as myalgic encephalomyelitis. Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is what it sounds like: extreme exhaustion that is chronic, lasting longer than six months and unrelieved by sleep or rest. CFS can be exacerbated by even the slightest physical activity (e.g.
With new awareness of chronic pain and its impact on the physical, financial, and emotional health of the U.S., there is more and more information available to chronic pain patients interested in self-education. The challenge becomes finding reliable, trustworthy resources to broaden your knowledge base without overwhelming or discouraging you.
June is Men’s Health Month, a month to raise awareness and increase education surrounding the health of men and boys. It may be a stereotype that men avoid the doctor, but in some cases it can be a deadly stereotype. There are diseases that affect men more than women, and
Books are an escape from the everyday drudgery, and if you read books to escape from your head pain, that’s great. Sometimes, though, it’s refreshing to read a book that really speaks to you and echoes what you’ve experienced yourself. Maybe it’s a safety-in-numbers or a knowledge-is-power thing, but for
It’s frighteningly easy for a simple headache to become chronic. Perhaps it started mild enough to be ignored. Maybe you took a few over-the-counter pain medications and then hurried on with life. However, headaches – even mild ones – shouldn’t be ignored. Not only can these headaches indicate that something
The Spine Research Institute of San Diego estimates that as many as three million whiplash injuries occur in the United States every year. Additionally, whiplash is a common source of chronic neck pain, with as much as 45% of people with chronic neck pain attributing their pain to a past