August 20, 2015

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Exercise Lowers Relapse Rates for Children with MS

Children with multiple sclerosis (MS) who exercise regularly could ease their disease symptoms and improve their quality of life, according to a new study published in Neurology. Forty-two percent of the children with MS evaluated reported being physically active and were found to have lower T2 lesions on the brain (a marker of disease activity) and lower relapse rates than those who did not report being physically active.

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Pain Treatments

Alternative Pain Therapies

Today, more and more people with chronic pain are seeking so-called "alternative" therapies such as acupuncture, herbal supplements, and chiropractic manipulation to treat their symptoms. As a result, these approaches — known collectively as complementary and alternative medicine, or CAM — have become mainstream. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) estimates that more than one in three American adults used some form of CAM in 2012. So can CAM work for you and your pain?

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Pain Conditions

What is Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition that causes pain all over the body, and it is among the most common and least understood of all the arthritis-related conditions. Although millions of Americans have it, there is a great deal that remains unknown about fibromyalgia and how it works in the body. This state of affairs has contributed to a general feeling of confusion surrounding the condition.

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Featured Recipe

Maple Salmon

Fish is a healthy choice for everyone (aside from those with allergies) because it's high in protein, low in calories, and low in saturated fat. This Maple Salmon teases the flavors of fall while still lending the freshness of summer.

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Featured Definition

TMJ

An abbreviation for the temporomandibular joints, which connect the lower jaw (or mandible) to the temporal bones at each side of the head. TMJ disorders—which can cause complications such as headaches, ear pain, bite problems, and locked jaws—affect an estimated 10 million Americans. TMJ disorders may be caused by injury, such as a heavy blow […]

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