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Another Reason to Quit: Smoking and Back Pain
Of all the parts of the body smoking can damage, the back doesn't seem like it would be one of them. Many smokers with lower back arthritis, however, may beg to differ. Smokers with this condition may not respond as well to treatment as nonsmokers.
Things You Can Do Today to Feel Better Tomorrow
What can you do to make your tomorrow better than today? Here are eight easy steps that will leave you feeling better tomorrow.
How Stress Saps Your Health
Everybody has experienced stress in one form or another, yet many don’t fully understand the dramatic effects stress can have on their health.
Alternative Treatments for Chronic Pain
Over 100 million Americans live with chronic pain. If you're one of them, check out these alternative treatments to help make the pain go away.
Dangers of Drinking Too Much Alcohol
Binge drinking, especially over the course of several years, can come with severe health consequences. Here’s a list of some of the consequences of drinking too much alcohol.
Beer: The Health Benefits and Consequences
Many Americans enjoy their alcohol, spending close to $99 billion every year on beer alone. Here’s a list of potential health benefits and consequences of beer consumption.
Fifty Years Later, Work Remains to Curb Smoking
Fifty years ago, the US Surgeon General first warned of the dangerous effects of smoking. On the anniversary of that announcement, the current Surgeon General has released new data.
How Smoking Burns Your Health
According to the CDC, smoking causes nearly 1 in every 5 deaths in the United States each year. Here’s a list of the harmful effects of smoking.
The Drag Towards Rheumatoid Arthritis
Some women find it cool just to hold a cigarette. But smoking them could be tied to pain in those hands and in other joints later on.
Lifestyle Linked to RA
While the exact cause of rheumatoid arthritis remains unknown, scientists are getting a better idea of what puts people at risk for this painful disease. It seems lifestyle may have a lot to do with that risk.