The directive on deltoids

A slipshod workout routine can easily strain the front deltoid muscle. Learn to stave off injury with carefully targeted exercises that work all parts of the shoulder.

Patient Story

‘We’re going to figure this out’

For Brenda Tuttle, unlocking the secret to her searing shoulder pain took persistence, an empathetic PA and a skilled neurosurgeon.

Pain cream—a paltry palliative?

Study finds ointments marketed for a wide range of a conditions—including nerve pain, burns, sprains and back pain—are often ineffective.

Patient Story

‘I was going every hour on the hour’

Mary Matzen has dealt with an overactive bladder all her life. With nerve stimulation treatment, she finally found relief from those incessant bathroom visits.

Ladies, cherish your heart

Cardiovascular disease is the No. 1 killer of women. Here's what you need to know to keep statistics at bay.

Want agility? Get on the ball

Balance and coordination exercises can be simple, at-home activities—and a bit of fun to boot.

Got a pins-and-needles tingle? Here’s what it means

You’ve probably compressed a nerve. It's no big deal—unless the feeling won’t go away.

Power of the sweet potato

This superfood is a weapon against weight gain, belly fat and diabetes.

A harbinger hormone?

Researchers suspect high levels of a key hormone in the blood could hint at a person's risk of developing age-related ailments, such as weakness and poor balance.

Power of the pedal

Research suggests moderate, regular fitness activity—cycling outdoors, especially—could help keep your mind and body young, lowering the risk of early death.

Patient Story

The fun factor

A woman with Parkinson’s disease gets back on her feet through the perfect beat—music-based rehab that feels more like entertainment than therapy.

4 moves to bolster your back

These key exercises can help you zero in on the critical muscle groups needed to enhance overall back strength.

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