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Why RA Can Cause Hearing Loss and How Best to Handle It

Studies show people with rheumatoid arthritis are more likely to have hearing loss. If you think you might be affected by this symptom, here are tips for how to seek diagnosis, treatment, and lifestyle changes to optimize your hearing.

By Marianna Paulson, B.Ed., B.P.E.-O.R.

10 Common Causes of Low Back Pain

Considering one of the most common reasons for a doctor's visits is low back pain, we should probably be aware of the causes — so we can avoid them. Injuries, osteoporosis and even fear can contribute to lower back pain. Learn these 10 reasons your low back might be bothering you.

By Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.

Not Your Usual Back Pain Problems

When you hurt your back, you think of it stemming from lifting heavy things, falling, or taking a bad step on the stairs. But really, you’d be surprised at what could actually be the bad back culprit — like your cell phone, or smoking.

By Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.

Mistakes You’re Making That Are Making Your Back Pain Worse

These are such simple everyday things that you probably don’t even realize they’re contributing to your back pain — like the foods you eat. Yep, they could be the culprit.

By Eileen Bailey

Here’s Your Back Pain, With a Side of…

What comes first — the back pain, or the other health condition that causes the back pain? Either way, back pain may come with a side of these chronic conditions.

By Eileen Bailey

The Link Between Prediabetes and Male Infertility

Is there a connection between high blood sugar affect men’s sexual health? Find out what research suggests about prediabetes and male fertility.

By Amy Hendel, P.A.

Leukemia Spreads Systemically, Without Tumors

When leukemia spreads, it is called “systemic” rather than “metastatic.” Leukemia cells can quickly enter the bloodstream and circulate throughout the body.

By Eileen Bailey

Quiz: Am I Eating This Right?

When you're recovering from leukemia treatments and your immune system is low, are you taking all of the precautions necessary to ensure you're not putting yourself at risk for infection, like salmonella?

By Carmen Roberts, MS, RD, LDN

Surviving Leukemia Treatment and Its Long-Term Side Effects

As leukemia treatments become more effective and patients live longer, long-term and late side effects have become an area of growing concern.

By Katherine Malmo

Bacterial Pneumonia Poses High Risk for Heart Complications

Research presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2018 suggests bacterial pneumonia is more harmful to the heart than viral pneumonia.

By Diane Domina