In a study of CT scans of 1,200 patients, one-third of people 40 to 59 years had evidence of moderate to severe degenerative disc disease, while more than 600 of the patients had moderate to severe spinal osteoarthritis.
The long Memorial Day weekend – the unofficial start of summer – is here. With it comes outdoor fun in the sunshine, whether at the beach or pool, or right in your own backyard. The American Red Cross wants you to have fun and be safe with tips you can follow to have a great holiday weekend and entire summer season.
When the pain is all behind you, just keep moving. That’s a suggestion from the Atlantic Spine Center which says chronic, non-specific lower back pain may be best treated with low-impact exercises, yoga, Pilates, heat, massage therapy, physiotherapy, and other “non-medicinal” approaches.
Despite the fact that UV rays are strongest during the summer months and the most damage to the skin occurs then, it is possible to enjoy outdoor activities – on the golf course, at the beach, on the tennis court, in the backyard – and protect your skin.
For many of us, winter can be a time in which eating habits are put on the back burner. With warmer temperatures right around the corner, there’s no better time that now to make some changes and spring into a healthier lifestyle.
Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids have received a great deal of research attention in the past decade as a nutritional food supplement because of their many demonstrated and putative benefits for human health.
Exposure at night to the 10 – 30% blue light content of conventional LEDs has a profound negative effect on many aspects of human health and performance. CIRCADIAN® Light’s new NightSafe™ LEDs are the first lights verified by UL to emit white light with less than 2% blue content at night.
“If butterflies land there, don’t put your hand there” – unless you are just “itching” to touch it. That’s the caution from Robert Levine of Advanced Dermatology PC on the dangers of touching poison ivy and related outdoor plants like poison oak and poison sumac, whose oily substance can cause serious skin reactions.
Each year, 22 million U.S. workers are exposed to hazardous noise, making hearing loss the third most common chronic physical condition among American adults. To stem the epidemic of workplace hearing loss, the International Safety Equipment Association is launching its “Listen Today to Hear Tomorrow” campaign today.
May is Ultraviolet Awareness Month. National non-profit group, Prevent Blindness, provides free information on the best ways to protect your vision from the sun.
Just one second of not paying attention is all it takes to change a life forever. The National Safety Council has dedicated the months of April, May, and June to promoting safe driving principles.