Getting well, staying well
No matter how lucky or careful a person is, it is practically impossible to spend all one’s days without illness. When confronted with a life-changing health condition, there are many important ways one can take charge and manage it effectively. In this series, we take a close look at the things you should know in order to be the best custodian of your own wellness.
Neurologist vs. Neurosurgeon: What You Should Know
Neurology is the medical specialty focusing on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the brain and nervous system, as well as the spinal cord, blood vessels, muscles, and nerves. These conditions are treated by physicians in two related specialties: neurology services and neurosurgery.
Can You Improve Your Memory With Brain Games?
We'd all like to be able to pull out our iPhones, play a game for a few minutes, and improve our brain performance. But is that realistic? Can you improve your memory by playing Sudoku or daily crosswords? The answer is yes, according to the billion-dollar brain-training industry, but research is mixed. Studies evaluating the benefits of brain games and puzzles on memory suggest there may be some varying benefit according to age and the exercises being used.
A Bone Fracture Doesn't Have to Permanently Affect Your Life
Being active offers a wide range of health benefits, but this kind of lifestyle can also increase your risk of getting hurt. Certain injuries, such as a bone fracture or break, can sideline you for months and make it difficult for you to stay involved in activities and events you once enjoyed.
Hip Replacement Technology: The Newest Techniques and Advances
Hip replacement technology is always improving and some of the newest changes can truly make your life easier. It's never simple to get a hip replacement, but doctors and scientists are hard at work, looking for ways to improve the surgery and recovery process. If you haven't looked into the latest news on hip replacements in a while, then you might be surprised to see what's out there.
5 Stretches for Leg Pain
Whether you've spent the entire day on your feet, tried a new exercise, or overexerted yourself, sore legs can hinder your daily activities. Luckily, most aches can be treated with a few, simple, at-home stretches.