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10 Ways to Prevent Back Pain

Back pain is a common health problem and can lead to physical disability. The best way to get ahead of back pain is to invest your time in these activities, before you’re investing in back pain health care (which can be expensive!).

By Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.

Fish Oil and Vitamin D May Prevent Heart Disease and Cancer, But Only in Some

In a large study evaluating the effects of vitamin D and omega-3 (fish oil) supplements on heart disease and cancer risk, researchers found few benefits.

By Diane Domina

What You Need to Know Before Getting Vaccinated

When you have RA, you have approximately double the risk of infection compared to the general population because of your suppressed immune system. But before you get vaccinated to protect yourself, this is what you need to know.

By Lene Andersen, MSW

Leukemia Risk Factors

Scientists do not exactly know the causes of leukemia, but research has found possible risk factors and links.

By Elizabeth Millard

How to Keep Up With the Grandkids Despite Osteoporosis

There's nothing like the feeling of spending time with your grandchildren. But when you have osteoporosis, how do you ensure quality time isn't hard on your bones?

By Eileen Bailey

How Sleep Affects Your Osteoporosis Risk

Did you know that a lack of quality sleep can harm your bone health? Here’s what you can do to combat the effects.

By Martin Reed

10 Best Foods for Prostate Health

Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer among men. Add these 10 foods to your diet to help lower your risk of developing prostate cancer.

By Jacqueline Ho

10 Myths About Osteoporosis

Learning the facts about bone health can help you take steps to reduce your risk of developing osteoporosis.

By Eileen Bailey

Dense Breasts? AI Can Assess as Reliably as Radiologists

Researchers have developed an automated model that can assess dense breast tissue as reliably as expert radiologists — an innovation they hope will make mammograms more reliable.

By Karen Gaudette Brewer

CDC: Rare, Polio-like Virus Now in 22 States

The CDC is investigating the cause of a virus that results in weakness in the arms or legs, seems to overwhelmingly afflict children, and has infected 62 people across the country so far this year.

By Karen Gaudette Brewer