THURSDAY, May 19, 2022 (American Heart Association News) — Falls pose a major risk to people with heart problems, and health experts need to do more to understand and prevent the danger, a new report says. “Falls are very common,” said Dr. Sarah Goodlin, senior author of the scientific statementContinue Reading

SUNDAY, May 15, 2022 (HealthDay News) — College basketball player Joey Liedel suffered years of debilitating hip pain that limited his ability to play. As a freshman at University of Detroit-Mercy, he was in constant discomfort. Eventually, the Erie, Mich., athlete underwent hip surgery and took some time off toContinue Reading

FRIDAY, May 13, 2022 (HealthDay News) — An experimental gene therapy for spinal cord pain shows promise in mice, researchers say. About half of spinal cord injury patients have neuropathy, which is chronic or debilitating pain, tingling, numbness or muscle weakness caused by damaged or malfunctioning nerves. Treatment of neuropathyContinue Reading

SUNDAY, May 1, 2022 (HealthDay News) — As youth spring sports kick into high gear, it’s important to know about injury prevention and treatment, an expert says. Injury risks and preventive measures can vary by sport, according to Dr. Marcus Knox, a physical therapist in the department of orthopedic surgeryContinue Reading

TUESDAY, April 26, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Seniors are often advised to take calcium supplements, but new research says the pills might significantly increase an aging person’s risk of heart valve problems that contribute to heart failure. People taking either calcium supplements alone or calcium with vitamin D had aContinue Reading

TUESDAY, April 19, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Lower levels of sex hormones might be tied to tears of the shoulder’s rotator cuff in men and women, a new study suggests. Among women with low levels of estrogen, researchers found the odds of a rotator cuff tear were 48% higher, comparedContinue Reading

TUESDAY, April 19, 2022 (HealthDay News) — The heart inflammation that followed COVID-19 shots in some teens and young adults is rare and a new study affirms that your risk is extremely low. Inflammation of the heart muscle (myopericarditis) is most often caused by viruses but can also occur afterContinue Reading

TUESDAY, April 12, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Immune system-triggered inflammation is the likely reason for the loss of smell reported by many COVID-19 patients, a new study finds. “As a neuropathologist, I wondered why smell loss is a very common symptom with COVID-19 but not with other respiratory diseases,” saidContinue Reading