Archive for April, 2015

Myofascial pain syndrome often leaves doctors baffled and patients untreated

By Amy Mathews Amos June 17, 2013 My symptoms started in January 2008, with deep pain in my bladder and the sense that I had to urinate constantly. I was given a diagnosis of interstitial cystitis, a chronic bladder condition with no known cure. But in the following months, pain spread to my thighs, knees, […]

Why Ice Delays Recovery

by Gabe Mirkin, MD           March 16, 2014 When I wrote my best-selling Sportsmedicine Book in 1978, I coined the term RICE (Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation) for the treatment of athletic injuries (Little Brown and Co., page 94). Ice has been a standard treatment for injuries and sore muscles because it helps to relieve pain caused […]

Fight Parkinson’s: Exercise May Be The Best Therapy

by Richard Knox                   February 02, 2015 5:02 AM ET Mike Quaglia was 42 when he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, which gradually robs its victims of their ability to move normally. For the next seven years, his condition deteriorated despite medication. “I was at a point where I was either going to give up and […]

Ask Well: What Are the Benefits of Tai Chi?

By Gretchen ReynoldsMarch 6, 2015 5:45 am   Tai Chi for Your Health In China, many people practice Tai Chi together in outdoor settings.             Tai chi chuan, a gentle form of martial arts combining deep, diaphragmatic breathing and flowing, dancelike poses, can be a remarkably potent workout for people […]

How Sitting Is Slowly Killing You and What You Can Do About It?

It’s funny how sometimes our own amazing advancement can develop a gradual demise. As we progress with technology and policy at a rate that no known species can parallel, we also contribute to negative health without intending to do so. Obesity was hardly a problem centuries ago, when overweight appearance was commonly associated with royalty […]