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For Elderly, Loneliness Kills: Three Ways to Stay Connected

Isolation is common in elderly people, who may lose mobility as they age or increasingly seek a mellow life, enjoying their home and the peace it offers after the rigors of youth and middle age. Although making social connections takes extra effort, new research shows how much friendships matter for

Is Obesity an Inflammatory Disease?

Record numbers of U.S. adults are now considered obese, with more than one-third of the population falling into the category, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Scientists blame the obesity epidemic on diets high in sugar and fat, along with sedentary lifestyles, but new research is uncovering the

Superfoods That Reduce Inflammation

Nature has provided a potent array of superfoods boasting vital nutrients and antioxidants that infuse your body with vitality and reduce inflammation. These foods are usually vibrantly colored--beautiful reds and blues--but also sometimes come in surprising packages. Just about any fruit, vegetable, grain, or natural herb you eat possesses health benefits,

Four Foods That Cause Pain

All of the conflicting news about fats, carbohydrates, and other good-for-you, bad-for-you food choices can make you want to pull your hair out at the supermarket, especially if you’re trying to combat pain with your diet. When your well-being is at stake, however, making the right decisions is key. Keeping a

Reduce Risk of Osteoarthritis to Avoid Back Pain

Osteoarthritis (OA) is a degenerative condition of the spine where the shock-absorbing disks between the vertebrae wear out over time due to misuse (or improper use). Repetitive motion can also contribute to wear and tear on the disks. The World Health Organization estimates that approximately 28% of people over 60

Ginkgo Biloba and Ginseng Root: Partners of Modern-Day Pain Treatment

When considering treatment for episodic, intermittent, or chronic pain, many patients will seek out supplements and treatments that attack the pain itself, but there are other ways to approach pain management. One way to manage pain is through ancient herbs that complement traditional treatments and offer other benefits to help