Mammograms, an important health screening for women, consist of a low-dose X-ray of the breast that looks for abnormalities and changes in a woman’s breasts that may be indicators of breast cancer. Women are encouraged to get mammograms because they may be able to detect breast abnormalities that cannot be felt by a breast self-exam.
It isn’t uncommon for coaches and parents to push child and youth athletes to focus on a singular sport in the hope that he or she becomes a star. While keeping aspirations high isn’t necessarily a bad thing, sports specialization may be doing your child more harm than good.
“Physical therapy” is an umbrella term for a number of specialties that address a wide variety of health problems and injuries. Do you know the differences between the types of physical therapy available?
Here’s our guide to the most common forms of physical therapy.
You may not have much control over the circumstances life throws at you, but you—and only you—have control over how you handle those circumstances, and positivity is key.
Maintaining a positive outlook on life and starting each new day with a positive mindset is linked to happiness and life satisfaction. But sometimes being positive doesn’t come easily. Here are some tips to help you improve your positivity.
Nearly 10 million doctor visits every year are the result of one common, unpleasant culprit: urinary tract infections (also sometimes called cystitis or bladder infection).
According to the National Kidney Foundation, urinary tract infections (UTIs) affect one in five women at least once in her lifetime. Women who have had at least one recurring UTI are much more likely to have even more. In fact, nearly 20 percent of women who have had a UTI will have another one. Of those, about 30 percent will have a third, and of those 30 percent, an estimated 80 percent will have more recurrences. Repeated UTIs may be caused by another underlying health condition.
Walking and running are the two most common forms of exercise. Humans have been walking and running since the beginning of our existence—long before we had gyms, yoga studios, weights and fitness equipment.
Bumping your funny bone isn’t so funny, so why is it called the “funny bone”? Some say the funny bone was given its name because it is so close to the humerus bone, so the name is really just a play on words. Others say it gets its name from the strange—or “funny”—feeling you get when that part of your arm takes a good whack.
Carpal tunnel syndrome causes numbness, tingling and pain in the hand, wrist and arm. It is a common, irritating and sometimes even painful condition. Early diagnosis of carpal tunnel syndrome may improve effectiveness of treatment.
You may just think of swimming as a way to cool off and catch some relief from the summer heat, but did you know that swimming might also give you relief from joint pain or an injury?
One in five Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime. That makes skin cancer the most common form of cancer in the United States. Nearly 13,000 people die from skin cancer in America every year. Melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, will claim an estimated 10,000 lives this year.