Monthly Archives: January 2018

How to Fight the Flu This Season

FRIDAY, Jan. 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) — The flu is causing widespread misery across the United States this winter, but the American Lung Association says there are things you can do to avoid being felled by the virus.

In what is being described as the worst flu season in years, 49 states are now […]

Serena Williams Shares Childbirth Ordeal

THURSDAY, Jan. 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Though Serena Williams commands the tennis court with ease when she plays, life-threatening complications following the birth of her daughter sidelined her for six weeks.

Williams tells the story of her medical ordeal in the latest issue of Vogue, published Wednesday.

After an easy pregnancy, things turned precarious when […]

'Bone Cement': A Non-Surgical Option for Painful Joints?

THURSDAY, Jan. 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Injecting a calcium-based cement into the bones of some people with knee or hip pain could help them avoid joint replacement surgery, Ohio State University doctors say.

The calcium phosphate cement flows into the spongy inside portion of the bone, filling in microfractures and other damaged areas, and […]

Study Gets to the Core of Back Pain in Runners

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) — The onset of back pain among runners may stem from a general weakness in their deep core muscles, new research indicates.

Such deep muscles are located well below the more superficial muscles typified by the classic six-pack abs of fitness magazine fame, the researchers noted.

Using computer simulations, they […]

How to Get Your Health on Track for 2018

SATURDAY, Jan. 6, 2018 (HealthDay News) — For those still open to adding to their list of New Year’s resolutions, the American Medical Association (AMA) is offering its top 10 healthy suggestions.

First, Americans should make an effort to cut back on sugary drinks, medical experts advise. Diabetes screening is also a good proactive step […]