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  • Don’t shrug off shoulder pain

    Don’t shrug off shoulder pain

    Pain in this joint can curb your independence. Catch problems early, build strength, and avoid injury. Image: © Barry Austin/Thinkstock It’s easy to take your shoulders for granted. You don’t think about them when you put your arm through a sleeve or reach out for something. But weak or injured shoulders can limit your daily […]

  • Steroid injections do little for long-term knee osteoarthritis pain

    Steroid injections do little for long-term knee osteoarthritis pain

    In the journals Corticosteroid injections are used to ease short-term knee osteoarthritis pain, but a new study in the May 16, 2017, Journal of the American Medical Association suggests the treatment may not help in the long term. Researchers recruited two groups of 70 people, average age 58, with knee osteoarthritis. One group received 40 […]

  • Understand Long- and Short-Acting ADHD Medications

    Medication for ADHD is a lot like a pair of eyeglasses. Just as your glasses sharpen fuzzy vision, meds help your brain focus. They work as long as they’re active in the body. Some are good for a few hours, while others can last most of the day. Stimulants are the medications that most people […]

  • Simple Tips to Thrive With Adult ADHD

    When you have adult ADHD, everyday tasks can be tough to tackle. Every person has their own challenges. But along with your treatment, a few basics can help you keep symptoms in check in everyday life. To get started, think about these strategies at work, in social situations, and at home. At Work Avoid distractions. […]

  • Adult ADHD: Treatment Overview

    Many people with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) don’t know they have it until they’re adults. It was there all along, but they never got tested for it. Others have known they had it since childhood. But the symptoms — and the stress it adds to life — can change with age. For example, you might […]

  • ADHD and Hyperfocus

    Some doctors think the “d” for “deficit” doesn’t belong in ADHD. They say it isn’t that you can’t focus, but that you can’t control your focus. Sometimes your attention goes quickly from one thing to the next. Other times you can concentrate on something so hard that you lose track of everything else going on […]

  • Gout-Medications

    You use medicine to treat an attack of gout and to reduce the uric acid in the blood. Reducing uric acid helps reduce how often you have attacks. Medicine choices Medicine treatment for gout usually involves some combination of short- and long-term medicines. Short-term medicines Short-term medicine relieves pain and reduces inflammation during an acute […]

  • Scleroderma-Topic Overview

    Scleroderma is a rare disease in which a person’s immune system begins to destroy normal, healthy tissues. (This is called an autoimmune disease.) As a result, connective tissue of the skin, lungs, and internal organs-especially the esophagus, kidneys, and digestive tract-is replaced with scar tissue. This change causes the tissues to become stiff and the […]

  • Gout

    Gout Image courtesy of Paul Traughber, M.D., Boise, Idaho. Figure 1 is an X-ray of a normal foot with healthy bones and joints. Figure 2 is an X-ray of a deformed toe joint caused by chronic gout. Credits ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerAnne C. Poinier, MD – Internal MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerNancy Ann Shadick, MD, MPH – […]

  • Uric Acid in Blood

    Test Overview The blood uric acid test measures the amount of uric acid in a blood sample. Uric acid is produced from the natural breakdown of your body’s cells and from the foods you eat. Most of the uric acid is filtered out by the kidneys and passes out of the body in urine. A […]

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