Millions of Americans suffer from back pain every year. The reasons for the pain are many, including bad posture, accidents, improper lifting, obesity, and weak muscles. Practice prevention to minimize your risk for back pain — get regular exercise, lose any excess weight, and learn good posture.
Are you all too familiar with the coughing and wheezing that remind you that you have asthma? Asthma can be a serious problem, but it doesn’t have to stop you in your tracks. With the help of your health care team, you can keep your asthma under control.
Although genetics determines how long we will live, it's the lifestyle we choose that will determine how healthy we are as we age.
Health Tip of the Day
How Not to Treat Burns
Don't pierce or open blisters. Doing so leaves the skin vulnerable to infection.
Don't peel off burned dead skin. Doing so leaves the skin underneath vulnerable to infections and scarring.
Don't apply butter, antiseptic creams or other ointments. These can cause infections, increase pain and may complicate the treatment given by medical professionals.