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Dr. Nathan Wei is an nationally known arthritis expert and consultant. A graduate of Swarthmore College and the Jefferson Medical College, he completed his residency at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan and his arthritis training at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland.

Dr. Wei is a former consultant to the National Institutes of Health.
He is the author of more than 65 articles in the peer reviewed literature and has appeared on NBC TV, PBS, The Leading Experts Show, and has been featured in Arthritis Today, Women’s Day, The Washington Post, and Martha Stewart Living.

He has an international reputation for his expertise in regenerative medicine.

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Expert Articles by Nathan Wei, MD, FACP, FACR

Joint Pain

Know what osteoarthritis is to help you alleviate and treat symptoms
Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis and is due to progressive loss of the hyaline cartilage that caps the ends of long bones in joints. Cartilage is an elastic tissue that can withstan...
Mesenchymal stem cells can help you in the treatment of osteoarthritis
Regenerative medicine techniques employing mesenchymal stem cells will revolutionize the clinical treatment of osteoarthritis. Within ten to fifteen years, biologic replacements using mesenchymal stem...
What is Arthritis?
Arthritis is the major cause of physician visits in adults over 65 and the most common cause of disability in adults. Arthritis can cause blindness, paralysis, deafness, and even early death. The term...
Get diagnosed early to help optimize treatment for arthritis
In the final analysis, you want an expert physician who’s a good listener, is thoughtful but aggressive in their approach, and who will answer your questions. Luckily, if you follow this advice, you...

Injuries

First aid advice to assess and treat a lower back injury
Acute low back pain is common. Most of the time it is due to muscle strain and can be managed conservatively. However, there are some cases that need to be treated with more urgency. If that is the ca...
First aid advice for the treatment of a pulled muscle
The treatment for a pulled muscle is simple. A few common sense tips can get you back on track. Ice the strained muscle intermittently and get some much needed rest....

Neck and Back Pain

Expert advice for alleviating and getting treatment for neck pain
Neck pain is a common problem. Acute neck pain often has a different cause than chronic neck pain. Conservative treatment is generally effective. However, with more serious problems, a more aggressive...
What to do if you wake up with pain from a bad crick in your neck
“Cricks in the neck” are common problems that usually get better over a short period of time. Above are a few simple things you can do to recover more quickly....

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Heart Disease

A heart healthy diet is your first step to prevent heart disease
Follow this advice for a healthier heart and healthier you. Instead of viewing these guidelines as a new diet, instead try to make changes that become incorporated into your healthy eating lifestyle. ...
Reduce your sodium intake to help lower your blood pressure
Reducing your sodium intake doesn’t have to be difficult, but it will require some small changes in how you buy, prepare and think about food choices. Try implementing these simple steps to see your...
Stay healthy and out of the hospital when living with heart failure
Heart failure is a chronic medical condition and has become a major burden on our healthcare system resulting in multiple hospitalizations annually. Heart failure is also generally a progressive disea...
Achieve balance emotionally to ensure the best heart health
Our emotional health is intimately tied into our physical health. Every thought and every emotion leads to the instantaneous cascade of neurotransmitters and hormones that either orchestrates a benefi...
Expert advice on diagnosing and treating atrial fibrillation
Atrial fibrillation can hijack a person’s life. The heart beats irregularly and can affect everyday living, making even small chores, such as carrying a basket of laundry up the stairs, difficult. N...
Expert advice for managing Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)
PAD is a prevalent disease but can easily go undetected and untreated. Make sure to take charge of your health as a patient and consult with your physician if you experience any symptoms, even if they...
Simple lifestyle changes that will boost your heart health
Achieving an optimal lifestyle is a key part of improving heart health. With such pleasurable and easy changes as adding chocolate to your diet, getting enough sleep, and laughing, following this pres...
Ensure you are ready for sexual activity after having a heart attack
Engaging in sexual activity following a heart attack is safe and even healthy when precautionary measures are taken. Work with your doctor to better understand your health status and physical capabili...
Prevent heart disease with simple lifestyle changes
Small changes can reduce your risk of heart disease stroke and cancer. Keep a positive attitude, engage a buddy and start today to make healthy choices. You’ll love the way you look and feel. Rememb...

Running

Advice for running ultramarathons
There is something life changing about finishing a goal that you didn’t think you could accomplish. Whether or not that is running an ultramarathon, challenge yourself to take on that one thing you ...
Boost core strength with yoga in your running program
If you’re a runner, yoga is definitely in your best interest. Not only is it a great way to stretch out sore muscles, you’ll also build strength and stability essential for the road. Take things s...
Advice on how to prevent running injuries
While running does generate more injuries than other non-contact sports, it isn’t a given that you have to be injured. Most running injuries fall under the category of “too much too soon, on a bod...
Advice on nutrition fueling for the marathon to maximize energy
Your race performance is about thorough preparation. That includes proper nutrition, hydration and mental approach. A good training plan needs to include a good nutrition and fuel plan. Follow simple ...
Running can heal your heart and strengthen your soul
Whenever there is a stressful situation, whether it is a death or tragedy, running can be the aid that is needed to release, relieve and rejuvenate your mind. Running helps you prepare for your next s...
Advice on how to improve your triathlon time in your next race
As you can see, improving your time in triathlon races must come from a multifaceted approach. You must improve the fitness of your body, but you also must learn to execute a race properly. Time, expe...
Proper hydration for runners and endurance athletes
The effects of mild dehydration have been long overstated. Winners of major running races and triathlons are commonly 5 percent dehydrated, with no apparent cost to their performance. Overhydration ma...
What every runner must know about returning to running after injury
After an injury, returning to running will be different for each runner. Key components of a successful return to running include a sensible plan to gently increase distances, rest days to allow for r...
Muscle strengthening and stretching can prevent running injuries
Preventing injuries while running is all about knowing your limits, adequate stretching, and cross training to help strengthen areas of your body that support you while running, like your core muscles...
Advice for first timers on training and preparing for a Marathon
Running a marathon can be fun, rewarding and exhilarating. There’s definitely a lot to keep in mind when tackling the challenge, though, so make sure you research carefully (and consult with your ph...
Take your running to another level and hire a running coach
With so many things to consider, you may not be sure if hiring a coach is right for you. Don’t worry – you still have options. Many coaches offer free trial sessions, so you can decide if this is ...

Golf

Plan the ultimate Hilton Head golf vacation for leisure and recreation
Hilton Head Golf Island features more than 20 member courses on Hilton Head and Fripp Islands, as well as Bluffton, Beaufort, and Jasper counties. Golf enthusiasts can enjoy Hilton Head’s southern h...
Expert advice on planning the dream golf vacation with the family
Planning a dream golf vacation can be daunting, but with a little preparation you and your family can have a wonderful time wherever you go. Be sure to research ahead of time to find deals and turnkey...
Playing golf has many health benefits and can help you stay in shape
Getting and staying in shape is fun and easy to do if you actively play golf, which is just another great reason to get out there and play. Walk the course when you can and be patient as your game dev...
Excel at golf by developing a strong mental game on and off the course
It may be helpful to choose one or two of these ideas and attempt to put them into practice on a daily basis. When healthy and productive effort becomes habit, success is not too far from reach....
Plan a fun family vacation at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort
Sandestin is the No. 1 resort on the Emerald Coast (Emerald Coast Magazine), and was recently named one of iVillage’s “Best Beaches for Families.” Guests are invited to a world of 2,400 acres an...
Expert advice on choosing a golf instructor to improve your game
Finding a golf instructor doesn’t have to be a tedious task. The point is to choose an instructor that is in tune with your level of experience, and help you to improve your skills while also having...
Expert advice on choosing the right golf clubs for yourself
Choosing the right clubs for your swing to help you improve your distance and/or accuracy is a wonderful investment to make if you are looking to spend the money. You can custom fit your clubs to fit ...
Spend time at the driving range to help improve your golf game
Working on your game off the course, consistent practice, and having patience are all keys to lowering your handicap. Spend some time on the range and putting green, and focus on obtaining your goals ...
Help dealing with the mental stress of playing in a golf tournament
Tournament play induces stress by challenging golfers to push their personal limits. To improve your game and stretch your comfort zones, get out and compete on a regular basis. Enjoy the challenge, m...

Skin Treatment

Advice for those considering a chemical peel
In short, chemical peels are safe, fun, and effective when chosen and applied correctly for each person. You need to do your homework to make sure you are getting the best treatment possible for your ...
Be informed and learn how microcurrent skin treatment works
As the Baby Boomer generation gets older, more people are searching for ways to look younger. Given that a traditional facelift can cost upwards of $10,000, cost-sensitive alternatives for achieving h...
Microcurrent skin treatment can help you have younger and healthy looking skin
Microcurrent skin toning has been a Hollywood beauty secret for many years. Today, it has become the skin rejuvenation treatment of choice for the growing number of individuals, men and women alike, w...
How to get rid of your unwanted hair with laser hair removal
Laser hair removal should be a dependable, relatively safe procedure with excellent long term results. Doing a little bit of homework and checking out the facility and the provider prior to any proced...
Treat unsightly varicose and spider veins with laser treatment
Lasers, particularly the latest generation, are highly effective in the treatment of unsightly small, reticular varicose veins, cherry hemangiomas, spider veins and telangiectasia for most but not all...
Eliminate puffy eyes and dark circles for healthier appearance
Puffy eyes and dark circles under the eyes tend to be a temporary cosmetic concern. Short-term solutions include cold compresses, which can work wonders, as can natural astringents, such as wet tea ba...
Control and attain healthy skin by reducing stress and harmful toxins
Everything is connected.As Plato said, “The part cannot be well until the whole is well.”In the quest to heal our skin, we must look at our entire being – mind, body, and spirit. When we are hea...
Skincare advice to help you achieve beauty from the inside out
Whatever your age or your skin type, remember to enjoy experimenting with new colors and seasonal trends. There are many wonderful and nutrient-rich products that exist to simplify your daily routine,...
Anti-aging and skincare secrets to help you look and feel younger
Don’t be afraid to start your anti-aging routine now. Start it on your kids for them when they are little by incorporating sunscreen into their morning routine. Start a little over the counter retin...
Eating the right types of healthy foods can help cure acne
Now, a good diet alone will not defeat the most serious skin conditions (though there have been cases where a change of diet has caused a huge turnaround in severe cases of acne, eczema and psoriasis)...
Microdermabrasion can help achieve smoother skin and treat acne
Microdermabrasion treatments are extremely popular and effective. As you can see, microdermabrasion is wonderful to help combat the signs of anti-aging, scarring, hyper-pigmentation, blackheads and ac...
Ensure the highest level of hygiene at your nail or waxing salon
A reputable salon should do everything in their power to make sure that their salon is clean and sterile for their clients. Anything less is unacceptable. They should understand how important this is ...
Improve skin and decrease acne breakouts with a healthy diet
The primary cause for breakouts is virtually always gut inflammation and when your gut is inflamed it sends into the bloodstream and tissues inflammatory chemicals, which activate the acne gene in you...
Yoga can help you improve skin and reduce breakouts and blemishes
Remember that the key to better skin is as close as your next Namaste. Yoga gets your heart pumping and blood flowing to help you sweat through your bad skin problems. Another key factor to bad skin i...
Treatment and prevention methods for varicose and spider veins
Cosmetically varicose/spider veins can be unappealing, but you should also keep in mind that they can be a symptom of something worse. Consult with your doctor about treatment options and prevention, ...
Sclerotherapy can help treat spider and varicose veins
Sclerotherapy is a great way for you to treat your varicose and spider veins. Consult with a doctor to help you create a treatment plan that is customized for your needs, and so that you can bring up ...
How teenagers can treat acne and prevent outbreaks
If you are a teenager with acne, don’t despair. When treated properly, acne is 100 percent treatable. If you allow for the proper amount of time and compliance with a regimen, acne should resolve on...

Aging and Longevity

Your elderly parent fell? This could change everything
There are rarely any easy answers when circumstances for seniors change quickly due to illness or injury. The best approach for adult children is to gather as much information as possible, turn to tru...
Choose a trustworthy and qualified caregiver for your elderly parent
Choosing a caregiver for your parent is an important decision, and it can be an emotional one as well. The caregiver that you choose assumes a great deal of responsibility; he or she becomes a part of...
Empower yourself as a senior because you deserve a better lifestyle
This may seem pretty serious and business-like, but when you think about it, the business of life is very serious and your future independence relies on it. You have earned your seniority position in ...
Prevent falls as a senior by creating a safer living environment
Fall prevention is protecting our seniors. This issue has become such a meaningful matter that our Senate has passed a bill making September 22, National Fall Prevention Awareness day. We don’t want...
Discover in-home healthcare options that are safe and comfortable
Today’s healthcare options range from home care and medical alert systems to assisted living and skilled nursing homes. When choosing the right care option, it’s important to consider your health ...
Live longer and feel younger by delaying old age as late as possible
Aging is inevitable, however, old age is optional and personal. It depends on your state of mind and your beliefs about aging. Becoming a vibrant youthful thinking independent 80 year old is far more ...
Embrace the change of moving into an assisted living facility
You can choose to view your move to an assisted living facility as a life sentence or as a new chapter, brimming with possibilities. The way in which you view your circumstances is your choice to make...
Choose a qualified in-home caregiver from a reliable provider
Everyone is different and has unique support needs, so the biggest piece of advice I can offer is to ask a lot of questions and get to know the individuals and companies well before committing to them...
Keep your independence with the help of an in-home care agency
Choosing a caregiver agency can be a daunting prospect, but the information presented here should provide a checklist to make the interviewing and selection easier.The main things to remember are that...
Reduce the effects of aging using vitamin and nutrient supplements
Supplementing your diet with the correct amount of vitamins and other dietary supplements is key in optimizing your health, especially at old age. Make sure you get your fill of omega-3 fats, probioti...
Overcome your fear of death by embracing love and happiness
So as you can see, most of this advice is about living with love, and in the present moment. Whether we’re living a normal life in normal time, or whether we’re in the end or last stages of life, ...
A life coach can help you reduce stressful decisions in retirement
Those of us who have coached clients know the extraordinary impact coaching can have on people’s lives. Be committed to having a fulfilling life and don’t settle for anything less. Feel empowered ...
Planning and preparation can help with the care of aging parents
While no one likes to talk about these issues, it is critical to have a legal and financial plan in place. There are many situations in which a medical crisis occurs, and while last minute planning ma...
Age gracefully with a positive attitude, strong mind and healthy body
The secret to aging gracefully is taking good care of yourself as you age. Drastic measures like plastic surgery can be avoided by taking the right steps to stay healthy, strong and lean. The sooner y...
Expect spiritual expansion and change when experiencing hospice
The above material hopefully has help you see how your spiritual life can greatly expand through the hospice experience. Let’s all take the time and energy to dive deeper into our spiritual lives an...
Forgetful? Memory enhancement is still possible as you age
Medical advances have made it possible for us to have a much longer lifespan. We all know we should eat a healthy diet, exercise regularly, and control our stress, but now there is another factor to c...
Help managing Parkinson's disease symptoms and getting treatment
There are still many questions that need to be answered about PD related to causes, diagnosis, symptoms and treatments. Studies and clinical trials are being conducted around the globe. It is imperati...
Embrace hospice as a guide on the journey through terminal illness
There arguably is no more compelling example of compassionate care in our healthcare system today than hospice. Hospice staff and volunteers can be angels on earth, whether they are providing care in ...
Ensure you track and take your medications on time
It is very important that you take your medications as prescribed, on time, and in the correct dosage. It is also equally important to ensure you are taking the medication you are supposed to be takin...
What can older adults expect from assisted living communities?
Assisted living communities provide a wonderful option for seniors to maintain as much independence as possible, with the security of knowing that, as their needs change, they can receive support and ...
Understand Alzheimer’s disease and the care options available
The prevalence of Alzheimer’s disease in our country is increasing rapidly. It is critical to understand the distinctions between normal memory loss associated with aging and very specific impairmen...
Using modern technology can help elderly people with dementia
While researchers and scientists focus on finding a cure for dementia, the person living with the disease is often left out in the cold. Technology, when delivered appropriately, can be a huge tool in...
Age beautifully and gracefully to help stay healthy and happy
Aging well is really all about being happy and healthy at each stage of life. No age is better than another and being young is no better than being old- each one has its charm. You are the creator of ...
You may be able to stay in your house with home care assistance
Home care is right choice for millions of Americans to help them stay in their homes for many years safely and comfortably. Often times this option is more cost efficient than skilled nursing homes fo...

Menopause

Regain your health when suffering from perimenopausal symptoms
Your body is a magnificently self-aware and self-healing organism that, given the right conditions, can heal itself of nearly any disease. One key is to get rid of stressors—the bad things—such as...
Expert advice on getting hormone replacement therapy with pellets
It is of great importance that you discuss your options with your doctor to choose the best course of action for you....
Break the myths of menopause to help celebrate this natural change
There are symptoms that many women get at this precarious time in life, but they must not be blamed on menopause or the natural decline of hormones. Menopause is a natural, once an honored and celebra...
Symptoms to look for when suspecting menopause
When asked to give a definition of menopause, there are a variety of answers that may consist of “When you get hot flashes” to “Not having a period for over a year”. Many women go under diagno...
Expert advice on treating and preventing hot flashes during menopause
Hot flashes are a common symptom of women experiencing menopause, but you do not have to just sit idly by and suffer through it. There are many things that can help you reduce these symptoms, and reme...
Prevent weight gain during menopause with this expert advice
Weight gain does not have to be an inevitable part of the aging process. As women age, there is a natural decline in hormone levels. Hormonal imbalance causes many unpleasant symptoms including fatigu...
Expert advice for living with someone going through menopause
Menopause is a natural stage of life and a period of time for change. With education, communication, and patience, the woman going through menopause will be okay, and so will you....
Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy can help during menopause
In summary, BHRT offers women an option in the treatment of menopause. Obtaining balance in your hormones is important. Imagine your body as a symphony orchestra. No one instrument in the symphony can...
Advice for selecting a bio-identical hormone therapy for menopause
Hormones are ‘chemical messengers’ that transport information between cells and facilitate communication among different organs, regulating various functions in the body. When hormone levels decli...

Healthy Immune System

How to keep a healthy immune system
By keeping your immune system in tip-top shape, you are optimizing your immune system to perform at peak levels. Be proactive with your health by priming your immune system with a proper regimen of vi...
Boost your immune system with vitamin D to stay healthy
A healthy immune system grows ever more important as we age, and immune status is closely associated with nutrition, exercise, and stress reduction. Older people and people with compromised immune sys...
Vitamins, minerals, and exercise are key in optimizing women’s health
Bottom line is, if women aren’t healthy they can’t help anyone else. Take care of yourself, put yourself on the to do list, and make sure you make you a priority....
Protect your mitochondria to help boost your immune system
Mitochondria, also known as your cellular batteries, are tiny organelles in every single one of our cells. Mitochondria take the food we eat and the oxygen we breathe and convert to an energy source f...
Boost your immune system by practicing yoga on a regular basis
Yoga is great for the immune system. It increases oxygenated blood to the rest of the body, and can help reduce toxins that can lead to sickness. Practicing your normal yoga routine a few times a week...
How certain yoga poses can help boost your immune system
When you feel a cold coming on, try some of these simple yoga poses. They aim at building up your immune system, while also getting your whole body into shape! And don’t forget to stay busy, keep yo...
Massage therapy can help strengthen your immune system
Massage therapy has a profound influence on your immune system. Medical studies show that just one massage has immediate benefits on the immune system and regular massage provides cumulative, long-ter...
Use your mobile device to get in shape and improve your health
By utilizing the technology that is becoming more readily available every day, there is a great opportunity for Americans to improve their overall health and wellness. Technology offers a convenient, ...

Men's Health

Recognize symptoms of erectile dysfunction and get help
Whomever you receive medical attention from should be able to assess your health concerns, symptoms, and potential treatments tailored to your specific situation. If you don’t feel comfortable with ...
Using marijuana can be a contributing factor to erectile dysfunction
There has been a scientifically proven link between marijuana use and an increased risk for erectile dysfunction due to the discovery that THC inhibits the penile muscles. This does not mean, however,...
Using marijuana can have adverse effects on male fertility
Infertility is a sensitive and complex issue among couples. The best way to combat this issue head on is to speak with a medical professional together as a couple, without placing blame or injecting g...
Address the psychological effects of erectile dysfunction (ED)
Erectile dysfunction can become a serious health concern if left untreated, impacting both your physical and emotional wellbeing. Neither issue should be neglected, as each can negatively influence th...
Satisfy her and have better sex by reducing premature ejaculation
Men can help women achieve more orgasms if they change the way they have sex. Instead of mounting her in missionary position, slow down your movements and focus on what will pleasure her the most. Als...
Men's mental health issues are often misunderstood, get help now
Men can benefit from therapy when they have the right attitude and keep an open mind about it. If you follow the leads from this article, it can help you get the help that you need and maximize your u...
How to speak with your loved one about erectile dysfunction
Although opening up to your partner might seem scary at first, you’ll soon discover that doing so (if done following the above advice) will actually bring you to a place of greater acceptance and re...
How men can supercharge their fertility
These measures should help men supercharge sperm and aid in the goal of becoming a father. If you have any questions about whether or not you have fertility issues, be sure to speak with a fertility s...

Cancer

Expert advice on undergoing breast reconstruction due to breast cancer
Breast reconstruction is complex. It requires time, energy, and patience. There are a wide variety of options - implant or tissue. Do your homework. Seek an experienced, board-certified reconstructive...
Take a DNA test to avoid a breast cancer biopsy misdiagnosis
If you or a loved one is going through this difficult process, talk to your physician about steps that can be taken to ensure you receive your confirmed biopsy results. With the emotional, life-changi...
Integrate acupuncture and Western medicine to help treat cancer
There are many benefits to utilizing acupuncture therapy along with traditional Western medical treatment. Further research, education and clinical trials are being conducted to continue the validatio...
Advice on getting lymph node transfer for lymphedema patients
Lymphedema is a common problem when it comes to mastectomy for breast cancer treatment. A lot of times the problem doesn’t show up right away and may take years for it to become apparent. Lymphedema...
Recognizing moles and skin as cancerous and getting help
It’s important to remember that you are not responsible for making a diagnosis! Your task is to identify any suspicious lesions and have your internist, family physician, or dermatologist check them...
Maintain your femininity when diagnosed with breast cancer
When first diagnosed, it can be an overwhelming experience; however, taking the right steps to breathe, learn and release emotion, as well as find ways to exude your personal style, will lead to a str...
Breast cancer treatments: How to choose the best option for you
Hundreds of thousands of women are diagnosed with breast cancer and begin treatment each year. While the discovery of a positive diagnosis can be difficult, choosing a treatment option doesn't have to...
Cancer rehabilitation can help you recover and tolerate treatment
The bottom line with patients undergoing cancer treatments and in need of cancer rehabilitation is to know yourself and your symptoms. Talk to your doctors, therapists, friends, etc. Develop and keep ...
Mohs micrographic surgery can help treat skin cancer
Ensuring that you are ready for surgery also involves ensuring you are prepared for aftercare. Following your surgeon’s aftercare instructions is important so that you are able to heal properly with...
Advice for getting proton therapy treatment for prostate cancer
Proton therapy can be an ideal treatment for prostate cancer for a patient who is looking to avoid surgery or spare surrounding healthy tissue from damage that might occur during standard radiation tr...
Little known things that can reduce your cancer risk
This may be recommending dramatic changes from normal life, but getting cancer (eventually) is very normal. If you want to reduce risk you have to move from normal to optimal. That’s the science. Ev...
A patient’s survival guide: Prevent medical mistakes and misdiagnosis
The best way to prevent medical errors from happening is to take an active role in your care and the care of your family. Following these tips and being responsible will help to keep you and your fami...
Prevent cervical cancer with early detection and education
Cervical cancer is a preventable disease and is treatable when discovered early on. Regular screening and understanding the symptoms of this disease are the best way to stay healthy. Making sure the w...
Advice on helping a loved one who has been diagnosed with cancer
Being there for a loved one with cancer isn’t always easy, but being genuine, caring and thoughtful in your efforts to support them will help make the difference. While there’s no rule book to thi...
Preventing melanoma starts with protecting your skin from UV rays
Your skin is your body’s largest organ, so make skin health a priority during all months of the year. It is vital to take the lead in your skin health, educate yourself and your loved ones on sun sa...
Find the right dermatologist to remove precancerous moles
Your skin is the largest organ in the human body. It is the site of the most common type of cancer, skin cancer. Your dermatologist is uniquely qualified to diagnose and treat all types of skin disord...
Steps you can take to reduce your risk of developing lung cancer
Lung cancer can be extremely difficult to detect and treat, which is why it is the leading cause of cancer death in the U.S. While screening options are limited, it is important to follow up with your...
What to expect and how to prepare for undergoing chemotherapy
Everyone is different, their treatment for cancer is different and they react to chemotherapy differently. Your health care team wants to help you have the best possible experience. Keep them informed...
Advice on treating and managing cervical cancer
A cancer diagnosis can be devastating for anyone but now there are treatment options for cervical cancer that are very encouraging. Under the guidance and care of a gynecologic oncologist, women can c...
You can reduce the risk of skin cancer and enjoy the great outdoors
The skin is the largest organ we have so we need to remember to protect it. Most skin cancer can be prevented with proactive protection. Follow this advice for your best chances for preventing melanom...
How to manage lymphedema when undergoing cancer treatments
If you are facing treatment that could harm your lymph nodes, it is good to know that you have resources and qualified experts to help you learn about and manage lymphedema. If you think you may be at...
Stay positive when diagnosed with cervical cancer
After being diagnosed with cervical cancer, it’s essential that you take time to understand your diagnosis, talk to your doctor about treatment options, find systems of support and treat yourself ri...
How to emotionally cope when you are diagnosed with cancer
If you are diagnosed with cancer you must take the time to survey your feelings and see how the diagnosis is really impacting you. Once you understand your feelings of stress, anxiety, or depression, ...
Prepare for surgery by speaking with your anesthesiologist
Remember, your anesthesiologist is most likely a board-certified physician, just as your surgeon is. There’s every reason to entrust your anesthesiologist with your total care. But it’s also smart...
A trusted healthcare team can help manage and treat ovarian cancer
Ovarian cancer treatment is very challenging. You will not have recovered from the surgical procedure when the chemotherapy has starts. After the completion of all your treatment, it may take up to 12...
Manage your chronic pain while going through cancer treatment
Pain management is a branch of medicine focused on reducing pain and improving quality of life through an integrative approach to care. Pain management is particularly important for cancer patients, c...
Prevent skin cancer by protecting yourself from harmful sun exposure
One in five Americans will develop skin cancer in the course of a lifetime. There are easy ways to prevent skin damage. Installing high performance window film in your car, home and workplace and regu...

Caring for Aging Parents

Advice for elderly families in transition
Having parents or elders age forces conversations between parents and children around elder’s wishes on housing, care and end of life directives. These can be uncomfortable conversations but are nec...
Help your elderly parent maintain independence with good communication
Many of these suggestions are common themes in successful communication between adults. Mutual respect and courtesy is a must, and developing new skills, along with practice, is a constant. The reward...
Get help caring for an elderly parent with this expert advice
This can be a tough time in your life, and your parents won’t make it any easier on you if you don’t know how to approach them about it. Enlist the help of a qualified elder care manager and don�...
Get long-term care that is the right fit for your elderly parent
Finding long term care for your loved ones is not something to be taken lightly. There are many options and it’s important to know the wishes of your loved ones and to be informed about the differen...
Discussing difficult life issues with aging family members
Talking with aging family members about difficult life issues is not easy. But mapping out the conversation ahead of time and avoiding major pitfalls can make important family discussions more positiv...
Managing the stress often associated with family caregiving
Reaching out for love and support can be a sure-fire way of sustaining yourself as a caregiver and the well-being of your loved one. When done mindfully, respecting your own needs and preferences, as ...
Minimize the holiday blues for seniors suffering from depression
As a caregiver or family member of a depressed older person, make it your responsibility to get involved. You can make a significant difference and remove or lessen the holiday blues for seniors suffe...
Talk openly by starting a care conversation with aging parents
After conversing with a loved one’s doctor or care provider and determining what type of care center is most appropriate, a family can explore options within their community that fits their budget a...
Preserve the dignity of your elderly parents by caring for their needs
Together we can work toward making a difference in the overall well-being and preservation of dignity of the elders in our communities, who, indeed, are deserving of our care and respect. Help your el...
Navigating the challenges of becoming a caregiver to aging parents
Caring for aging or sick parents can bring rewards, but it also comes with challenges. Take the steps to assist your parents in getting their legal documents in order before caregiving becomes require...
Advice for seniors moving to a smaller home or retirement community
Move while you are the one in charge. If you put in the work up front, during the planning and sorting phase, your move will be much smoother. Let experienced movers, such as Senior Move Managers, ass...
Advice for managing the depression of your aging loved ones
Depression is the most common mental illness affecting seniors, and the signs should not be ignored. In fact, the elderly have the highest rate of suicide out of all age groups. While today’s treatm...
How to best approach your parent on moving into a nursing home
Responding to the needs of aging parents is a difficult and emotional process for everyone. Adult children need to communicate clearly and directly with the parent while being respectful and caring. A...
How to find a good home care agency and stay in your home
Mom and dad have made the decision to stay at home instead of moving to a assisted living facility. You know that in order for them to be safe and comfortable they are going to need assistance. Home C...
Loved ones can help seniors though the progression of Alzheimer's
Alzheimer’s affects more than 5 million Americans, and the disease has an impact on the entire family. While adult children become caregivers for aging parents, young children and teens need support...
How to ensure the safety of your aging parents behind the wheel
Aging does not necessarily mean a person's driving days are over. However, it is vital to ensure the safety of your loved ones on the road. This begins with learning more about how to detect problems,...
Maximize rewards and minimize stress when caring for aging parents
Having parents age and fail is unsettling emotionally and disruptive in many other ways. Caregiving can be extremely taxing and very tricky to navigate, but it can be deeply rewarding. A major key to ...
How to help and support your aging parents as they grow older
Keeping these simple guidelines in mind will not only help improve the relationship you have with your parents, but it will also ease the stress that invariably accompanies changing roles. We all want...
Advice on what to do when an aging loved one wants to hasten death
There was once a hospice patient who was the stereotypical Italian mama, who cooked all day, everyday, and for whom every problem could be solved by lasagna or tiramisu. As her breast cancer advanced ...
Pay careful attention to your elderly parent's hospitalization
Elderly hospital patients have special medical, emotional and legal interests that must be protected. Often they are too weak, ill or confused to speak up for themselves. Family members, partners or c...

Fitness and Exercise

Women: Work out with the confidence and feel awesome afterwards
Hopefully this advice has changed your mentality about exercise and you feel motivated and ready to try new and tough workouts.Working out is not easy for some women. It takes so much effort to make t...
Use hypnosis to enjoy exercise and create a fit and healthy body
Acquiring a fit and healthy body can actually be fun and easy when you revisit the part of the mind that controls our habits, beliefs and perceptions. That part of the mind is called the subconscious ...
Perform a great massage on your loved one at home the right way
There you go, the first steps to giving a great massage. Remember, be confident, communicate your needs, get a table and some massage cream, and have fun....
Achieve your fitness goals while staying injury-free at the gym
The most important thing to remember when exercising is listening to your body. You’ll be able to tell the difference between the pain you feel when you are working hard and pain that could signify ...
Even with a busy schedule, you can still workout and get in shape
Make fitness a priority in your life to ensure good health and a better quality of life. Many of us lead busy lives that make it a challenge to fit exercise in on a daily basis. However, there are man...
Live healthier by doing yoga with this expert advice for beginners
Yoga is a wonderful way to develop strength, flexibility, and increased balance. It can be a meditative beginner practice or a challenging, sweaty, advanced class. Start with a basic beginner program ...
Cross training is important for overall fitness and to prevent injury
Our bodies adapt to the activities we do on a frequent basis. This can lead to plateaus, muscle imbalances and overuse injuries. Cross training can help increase your fitness level and help prevent in...
Stretching and warming up is essential to a quality workout
Keeping muscles loose and free of injury is part of any important workout regime, so stretching is crucial. You must remember to stretch muscles when they are warm and pliable, like after a workout, t...
Achieve your fitness goals to help you look and feel great
By following these simple tips you will be able to achieve a fitness goal that you can stick with and the results that will make you feel and look your best. But if you need a little motivation to get...
Increase muscle strength and flexibility to help you avoid injury
Preventing sports injuries is a challenge, but it’s not impossible. Safeguards like warming up, eating right, and stretching after physical activity are great ways to protect your body from harm, on...
Integrating technology into your fitness plan to optimize workouts
The best fitness technology does not get in the way of your workouts - it gets behind you and your goals. When you know what you want to accomplish, pick the right technology. Track your accomplishmen...
Stay in shape with a workout designed for your blood type
The biggest thing is to keep exercise fun, social and interesting. Do activities that will respond best to your body and decrease stress as much as possible. This lifestyle approach will be the differ...
Cardio exercise is one of the most important parts of your workout
Before starting any cardiovascular training, it is important to consult a doctor to make sure you are clear to start working out. Remember that exercising to see real results comes down to exertion. Y...
Don't let business travel ruin your exercise routine or your health
Sticking to a workout program is tough as it is without the interruption of work travel. Finding ways to view working out as a reward as opposed to a punishment is often all you need to stay on track....
Find motivation to workout when other obligations weigh you down
One very important thing to remember is that there’s a difference between motivation and commitment. It’s easy to workout when feeling energetic but when it’s cold or you’ve had a long day at ...
No more excuses. Get back on a healthy track with physical activity
Rewards resonate differently depending on the person. Some like the spirit of competition or winning “stuff.” Others like public support and recognition while private, individual feedback works fo...
Workplace workouts can increase health, wellness and productivity
With a bit of creativity and very little time, you can improve your fitness and overall health during the workday. Embrace the mantra that it only takes a minute to get fit. Infusing more exercise int...
Dieting and working out at the same time? This advice is for you
Now it’s time to take these top 10 do’s/dont’s and develop your strategy for success! When you find yourself falling off your plan or frustrated with your results, remind yourself of these 10 ke...
How to stay motivated to exercise and become a healthier you
If this list has made anything clear, it should be to take things at your own pace. Make fitness habits that work for you. Don’t rush into anything; the path to physical fitness is all about gradual...
Find time to exercise and stay healthy even with a busy work schedule
With busy schedules and demanding careers, everyone has to do the best they can with what they have. Hopefully these pointers will help squeeze just a little bit more healthful productivity out of eac...
Increase your strength and balance through exercise
Always seek advice from someone who can guide you on your way to adding strength and balance to your exercise goals. The rewards are worth getting into a routine that fits your lifestyle and personal ...

Neck and Back Pain

Gentle stretches, heat, and ice can help you alleviate lower back pain
When you experience low back pain, gentle movements are the key, and gentle stretches are the best exercise. If pain does not reduce significantly within a few days, seek treatment from a physical the...
Chiropractor or physical therapist can alleviate lower back pain
Where the pain is will most likely not be where the problem is. The pain is a symptom, but the problem needs to be addressed once the symptoms abate. Further, you must retrain the proprioceptors, in t...
Enjoy a relaxing and healing massage with a skilled massage therapist
Enjoy your massage and follow this advice to help you have the best massage ever. Remember to speak up, come regularly and enjoy your time. May your massages be frequent and relaxing....
Spinal cord stimulation is a great way to help treat back pain
Spinal cord stimulation is an excellent treatment option for several different types of pain. It offers the possibility of long term pain relief without the problems and side effects that come from me...
Interventional therapy: reduce back pain and increase functionality
Dealing with severe back pain is challenging, but in many cases interventional treatments can be used to reduce pain and get patients back to to full functionality. Anyone with severe pain should disc...
Relieve neck pain and stiffness at the first sign of discomfort
Hopefully your “pains in the neck” are few and far between, but if you face this common obstruction, these tips can help. Don’t forget to deal with the problem as soon as you can, try massage an...
Expert advice for preventing neck stiffness from sleeping
Neck function and performance during sleeping is a great report card for the performance of our lives. To enhance our function and performance people should stretch, take long hot showers, dress for s...
Expert advice for alleviating and getting treatment for neck pain
Neck pain is a common problem. Acute neck pain often has a different cause than chronic neck pain. Conservative treatment is generally effective. However, with more serious problems, a more aggressive...
What to do if you wake up with pain from a bad crick in your neck
“Cricks in the neck” are common problems that usually get better over a short period of time. Above are a few simple things you can do to recover more quickly....
Help overcoming and relieving lower back pain and sciatica
Hopefully you’ll never experience low back or sciatica pain. If you do, hopefully these suggestions help. Remember to explore your options and don’t panic. Consult with a doctor if you have any qu...
Help treating a slipped disc and getting back to full health
If you’re suffering longer than a few months, you have a chronic condition. If you are seeking regular treatment and are still in pain, it’s fair to say it’s probably not working. Slipped disc c...
Alleviating back pain now saves money and discomfort in the future
By being the primary advocate for your health and engaging in practices to mitigate back pain, you can identify and reduce the occurrence of injuries, increase your productivity and enhance your overa...
How to treat chronic pain with Rolfing structural integration
Chronic pain can be debilitating and depressing but it does not have to be a life sentence. Rolfing Structural Integration can help resolve long standing patterns of strain and discomfort by restoring...
Is your workspace spine-friendly? Ergonomics to reduce pain
We can’t always prevent injuries and accidents in the workplace, but reducing some of the risk factors can certainly help. Protecting your spine when you can will help keep you and your employees ha...
Find relief from lower back pain through chiropractic care
The vast majority of low back related pain can be managed with self-care and chiropractic care. Clearly, there are situations that will require pain medication and even surgery, but don’t jump to th...
Swedish massage therapy helps alleviate pain in your neck and back
Massage therapy can be a powerful tool to help you take charge of your health. A growing body of research shows that Swedish massage therapy can be effective in treating pain caused by various ailment...

Joint Pain

Get relief with advanced treatments for chronic muscle and joint pain
There are numerous advanced therapies that are safe and effective for chronic musculoskeletal pain. All treatments for chronic pain should be supervised by a licensed physician to avoid complicating y...
Get treatment for chronic joint pain associated with arthritis
Identifying the cause or set of causes of your chronic pain is the first, crucial step in optimizing your outcome. You should seek out a physician familiar with the different types of chronic pain to ...
Know what osteoarthritis is to help you alleviate and treat symptoms
Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis and is due to progressive loss of the hyaline cartilage that caps the ends of long bones in joints. Cartilage is an elastic tissue that can withstan...
Mesenchymal stem cells can help you in the treatment of osteoarthritis
Regenerative medicine techniques employing mesenchymal stem cells will revolutionize the clinical treatment of osteoarthritis. Within ten to fifteen years, biologic replacements using mesenchymal stem...
Treat pain and fatigue symptoms associated with fibromyalgia
Fibromyalgia, a widespread pain disorder, has been recognized for over a century. Because of the lack of any true diagnostic tests, it remains a diagnosis of exclusion. Many seemingly unrelated sympto...
Find relief for joint pain with help from multiple treatment options
I hope you never suffer from joint pain, but if you do these suggestions should help. Remember you have choices in the type of care you get and the method of practitioner you seek out. Review all your...
Manage joint pain with moderate exercise and help from your doctor
If you are suffering from joint pain, you are not alone. One in five Americans are afflicted with arthritis, including 300,000 children, and it is the leading cause of disability in the United States....
What is Arthritis?
Arthritis is the major cause of physician visits in adults over 65 and the most common cause of disability in adults. Arthritis can cause blindness, paralysis, deafness, and even early death. The term...
A Thai massage can help relieve joint pain and relax your body
Once you have determined that Thai massage is right for you, get ready to lay back and enjoy the healing. The benefits are for more extensive than can be listed in one article. This modality will not ...
Use acupuncture as an integrative medicine to relieve joint pain
Acupuncture and Chinese medicine provide holistic, minimally invasive techniques to address acute and chronic joint pain. These time-tested techniques often complement the ever-expanding approaches to...
What you eat and how you exercise can prevent foot and joint pain
Always consult your physician if you have questions about preventing joint pain. Sore joints can have a significant negative effect on your life and prevent you from doing the things you love. Maintai...
Expert advice on the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis
Osteoporosis reflects a decline in bone mineral density (BMD) in men and women associated with aging. There are many secondary causes of low BMD that your doctor needs to assess before initiating ther...
Use Chinese herbal medicine to help manage chronic joint pain
Chinese herbal medicine can be an effective element when incorporated into a comprehensive pain management program for chronic joint pain....
Choose a trustworthy orthopedic surgeon to help manage joint pain
There are many medical professionals out there and it can be extremely daunting to just go through a list of names. The best thing to do is ask around for referrals, check credentials, make an initial...
You don’t have to live with the daily pain associated with arthritis
Pain sufferers of all ages can take heart that medical professionals all over the world are looking to find ways to reduce and even eradicate pain. The concept of interventional pain care – tackling...
Get diagnosed early to help optimize treatment for arthritis
In the final analysis, you want an expert physician who’s a good listener, is thoughtful but aggressive in their approach, and who will answer your questions. Luckily, if you follow this advice, you...
Know the different treatments for osteoarthritis and how they help
Dealing with chronic pain is tough and can have a negative impact on your life. Luckily, there are many options to help manage the pain and help you restore your normal lifestyle. Remember the first c...
Relieve chronic pain from osteoarthritis with knee replacement surgery
Getting knee replacement surgery can seem frightful and there are many things to consider. Weigh your options with your surgeon and have open discussions about what to expect. Don’t let fear hold yo...
Carpal tunnel syndrome: Common symptoms and advice for getting help
Carpal Tunnel is a very common condition and the most important thing is to consult with a qualified hand surgeon or your primary care physician. That way they can assess the severity of your pain and...
You may not need a total knee replacement after a serious injury
Osteoarthritis ruins far too many lives. Don’t let it ruin yours. Be proactive in seeking biologic treatment that doesn’t just mask the symptoms but more importantly addresses the cause of the art...
Reduce and prevent pain when living with joint hypermobility
Joint hypermobility may affect some people and not others. It also may be a sign of other problems with collagen or the connective tissue. Joint hypermobility is not benign if it causes a problem. For...
Take a stand against gout: How to detect and manage the disease
While gout is a very serious and painful disease, people with gout can lead a normal life by seeking immediate medical attention and following the right treatment plan. Once a person is diagnosed with...
Reduce your knee pain and gain flexibility while exercising
Touchy knees shouldn’t be ignored. Try these tips and see if there’s improvement. If you still have pain, check with your healthcare professional--don’t wait. Correctly managing knee pain will k...
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