Posts By: chirolane

Why Eating Processed Foods Might Make You Fat 07105 NEWARK Why Eating Processed Foods Might Make You Fat The essential statement of article: In recent years, many nutrition experts have linked the obesity epidemic to the spread of ultra-processed foods that are engineered to have a long shelf life and irresistible combinations of salt, sugar, fat and other additives. These foods… Read more »

Metabolic Syndrome 07105 NEWARK Metabolic Syndrome What Is Metabolic Syndrome? It’s not a single disease, but a group of related health problems: too much belly fat, high triglycerides, cholesterol trouble, high blood pressure, and high blood sugar. When you have at least three of these issues, your chances for heart disease, diabetes, and stroke are… Read more »

Guide to Personality Disorders 07105 NEWARK Guide to Personality Disorders What Is a Personality Disorder? These mental health conditions affect your everyday life and relationships. They’re about how you think, feel, and act. You might have a tough time with change, or you may be impulsive or suspicious. You might even do or say things other people… Read more »

Ways to Fight the Aging Process 07105 NEWARK Ways to Fight the Aging Process Little Aches and Pains Whether it’s an old injury that keeps flaring up or the start of arthritis, you’re more likely to feel a few aches more often as you age. Regular movement can ease pain and make your joints more flexible. Try low-impact exercises… Read more »

Millions Take Gabapentin for Pain. But There’s Scant Evidence It Works. 07105 NEWARK Millions Take Gabapentin for Pain. But There’s Scant Evidence It Works. By Jane E. Brody This is a highlighted, shortened version of this NYT article  One of the most widely prescribed prescription drugs, gabapentin, is being taken by millions of patients despite little or no evidence that it can relieve their pain…. Read more »

Ways to Improve Your Balance 07105 NEWARK Ways to Improve Your Balance Tai Chi Studies show tai chi, a gentle exercise often called “meditation in motion,” can help you cut down on falls if you’re older and having balance issues. A skilled teacher can show you the slow, precise movements that help you not only find more stability,… Read more »

Knee Osteoarthritis Exercises 07105 NEWARK Knee Osteoarthritis Exercises Hamstring Stretch Stretching keeps you flexible and improves your range of motion, or how far you can move your joints in certain directions. It also helps you lower your odds of pain and injuries. Always warm up with a 5-minute walk first. Lie down when you’re ready to… Read more »

Glucosamine Supplements Linked to Lower CVD Event Risks 07105 NEWARK Glucosamine Supplements Linked to Lower CVD Event Risks People who regularly take glucosamine supplements appear to have a moderately lower risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD) events, results from 22 centers participating in the UK Biobank suggest. Glucosamine use was associated with a 15% lower risk for total CVD events and a… Read more »

Peak Fitness Lowers Lung, Colorectal Cancer Risk 07105 NEWARK Peak Fitness Lowers Lung, Colorectal Cancer Risk If you are a clinician in search of compelling evidence to convince sedentary patients — without or with cancer — to get away from their screens and into an exercise program, look no further. Results from one of the most diverse retrospective cohort studies… Read more »

Foods for Joint Pain 07105 NEWARK Foods for Joint Pain Joint pain may be experienced as a result of an acute injury, such as an ankle sprain, knee sprain, or rotator cuff tear.  Joint pain may also accompany varying types of joint inflammation, including osteoarthritis (degenerative joint disease), rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, and joint inflammation secondary to… Read more »