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Lower Back Pain: Common Problem

by Kimberly Hays June 22nd, 2018 | Common Conditions
Lower back pain is a common condition. It affects 90% of adults in the U.S. at some point in their lives. It is also a symptom, and not a disease, and most often, actually 80% of the time, a physical examination cannot determine the cause. Usually when no specific cause is found, the pain usually dissipates over time on its own. Lower back pain is second in causes of loss of work, following the common cold. Because lower back pain usually goes away on its own within a month, medical professionals diagnose accordingly. If the pain has been ongoing
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The Flu Shot Flopped for Seniors

by Kimberly Hays March 2nd, 2018 | Common Conditions
A study released on February 22 by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) states that the elderly were only protected by 9% with the flu shot this year. This statistic reflects on those who are 65 and over. Seniors were hardest hit, as their immune systems are weaker than those of other age groups. This year's strain of flu was also more intense than previous years, which makes for a harmful combination. The belief is that the vaccine failed in protecting everyone from the H3N2 strain, and this may be the reason why seniors were hit the hardest.

The H3N2
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Different Methods to Ease Lower Back Pain

by Editorial Team December 17th, 2017 | Common Conditions
When you suffer from back pain, it can put a damper on every activity you do, whether for work or play. For most people, chronic back pain means seeing a doctor to figure out just how you can manage it. Most doctors will prescribe medications to deal with the pain, but since this won’t necessarily heal the pain, you’ll be on medication for the rest of your life. Other doctors will recommend surgery, and then there are those who recommend alternate methods of dealing with your pain. If you’re dealing with back pain, here are some ways you can try
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Are You Sleeping?

by Joe Lawrence October 13th, 2017 | Common Conditions
Sleep is important. Do you get enough? What can you do?

According to the National Sleep Foundation, adults should be getting seven to nine hours of sleep per night. How many people actually do this? Sleep is the first thing sacrificed to make up slack from the day. We stay up late to finish that paper for school. We pull an all-nighter to wrap birthday or Christmas gifts. We get up super early to get to work early or to squeeze in the workout we can not make time for in the day. Sleep is treated as a luxury instead
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Foods that Heal – Common Injuries and Ailments and What to Eat to Speed Your Recovery

by Editorial Team August 21st, 2017 | Common Conditions
No one likes to go to the doctor. But when injuries and ailments are left unattended to, often we can make our situation worse by ignoring the pain. Thankfully, there are home remedies and foods we can eat that can put you on the fast route to recovery. Or at least keep an ailment under control until you can pencil in time to see a doctor.

Here's what you should stock up on the next time you're faced with any of these common ailments or injuries.

  1. Headaches.


Whether the result of a hangover, or low air pressure, headaches can range
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All health and medical information is provided for educational purposes and is not meant to replace the medical advice or treatment of your healthcare professional.