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Pathways through persistent pain: Tips for managing chronic pain

Chronic pain affects 3 out of 10 people in the U.S. While there is no single cure, a team approach for medical management, movement therapy and learning specific coping strategies can help.

Monica Foster, Ph.D. By Monica Foster May 26, 2023

Top 10 myths about sunscreens

No matter the season, before you venture outdoors, you should apply sunscreen. But myths abound about sunscreens and how to use them. Here's what you need to know about these sun blockers.

Melanie Dixon MD By Melanie Dixon May 26, 2023

Understanding lung nodules: Determining risks and diagnosing

Lung nodules are small masses of tissue in the lungs. Most nodules aren't cancer, but all should be evaluated. Learn how your health care team discovers which should be tested for lung cancer.

June Chae MD By June Chae May 25, 2023

What's the skinny on weight-loss drugs?

While losing weight appears to be simple, many people find it challenging. Now there's a new tool to help. Get the details on a prescription medication that can curb your appetite.

May 25, 2023

No bones about it: Dogs are good for your health

The unconditional love shown by dogs and their need for regular exercise are a boon for physical and mental health. Learn about the benefits of dog ownership and why they're doggone fun.

Tahir Tak MD By Tahir Tak May 24, 2023

Long-lasting pain relief with radiofrequency ablation

Radiofrequency ablation uses precise heat to stop nerves from sending pain signals to the brain from conditions like spinal arthritis and joint pain. Read a Q&A about this innovative treatment.

Melissa Kenevan, M.D. By Melissa Kenevan May 23, 2023

Pregnancy's effect on pelvic floor health

Pregnancy and childbirth can affect pelvic floor health and lead to prolapse, pain and urinary incontinence. Learn how physical and hormonal changes contribute, and get prevention tips.

Tarek Khalife MD By Tarek Khalife May 23, 2023

Reducing lead exposure in children

Lead lurks in unexpected places, such as soil, food and old house paint. Safety standards have made significant strides to decrease lead exposure. Read how you can reduce lead exposure for children.

Dennis Costakos MD By Dennis Costakos May 22, 2023

Women and stroke: What you need to know

Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death for women. Learn why women have a greater risk than men and how to spot a stroke quickly.

Bayan Moustafa, D.O. By Bayan Moustafa May 19, 2023

Hit it on the nose: Deviated septum Q&A

Love or loathe it, your nose is a key part of your visual identity. One of the most common nose deformities is a deviated septum. Here are answers to 10 common questions about this condition.

Gregory Jones MD By Gregory Jones May 18, 2023

Post-race recovery tips for runners

You ran your best race, but you're not finished yet. Now it's time to focus on recovery divided into three phases with each having its own purpose. Give this approach a try.

Joel Luedke, L.A.T. By Joel Luedke May 17, 2023

Ouch! I've burned my hand on a hot pan — now what?

It’s easy to get a minor burn from a hot pan while cooking. Instead of relying on myths, like slathering butter on a burn, find out what you really should do. Hint: Save the butter for your toast.

Paul Horvath, M.D. By Paul Horvath May 16, 2023