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I-Min Lee, M.D., Sc.D., studied how many steps could improve health for older women.
May 06, 2021

Physical activity isn't just for athletes—it's for everyone

Finding time and energy to exercise can be hard. But I-Min Lee, M.D., Sc.D., wants to reframe how...

Physical Activity
 Elizabeth Fitch has a genetic condition that causes high cholesterol.
April 22, 2021

Genetic condition teaches teen importance of heart health

Elizabeth Fitch is a lot like other teens. She enjoys spending time with her friends. She's a member of...

Cholesterol
April 20, 2021

6 exercises you can do in your office

Stretches for sitting Neck stretch Tilt your head to one side and hold for 15 seconds. Repeat this on each side,...

Low Back Pain
A palliative care team can include nurses, social workers, and doctors.
April 15, 2021

Who's on your palliative care team?

Palliative (pal-lee-uh-tiv) care is specialized medical care for people living with a serious illness. Think of it as a support...

Palliative Care
Kidneys, which are located under the rib cage, play a vital role in removing waste and toxins from the body.
April 13, 2021

Study shows kidney transplants between people with HIV is safe

A growing number of people with HIV have end-stage kidney disease. They're also nearly three times more likely to...

Kidney Transplant
Wozniacki, at the 2019 Wimbledon Championships, was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis in 2018.
April 08, 2021

Advantage, Wozniacki: Tennis star on taking charge of life with RA

Tennis great Caroline Wozniacki won 30 professional titles and held the No. 1 ranking in the world for over 70 weeks from 2010 to 2011....

Rheumatoid Arthritis
Eating a heart-healthy diet can reduce or prevent high cholesterol in most people.
April 06, 2021

What you do now can prevent heart disease later

Jennifer Robinson, M.D., studies cholesterol and cholesterol drug therapies with support from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute....

Cholesterol
Damon Swift, Ph.D. (pictured with patients), studies physical activity and weight management.
April 01, 2021

Physical activity does more than help you look good

Damon Swift, Ph.D., studies exercise training and risk factors for heart-related disease. He spoke about recent research in this...

Physical Activity
Palliative care can help with symptom management, social support, and counseling.
March 30, 2021

3 tips for families considering palliative care

Patients and their families who have heard about the value of palliative care often have many questions about it. Jeri...

Palliative Care
Eat a variety of nutritious foods, including vegetables, to help maintain healthy cholesterol levels.
March 25, 2021

6 ways to lower your cholesterol

High LDL cholesterol can lead to heart disease, which is the number one cause of death in the U.S....

Cholesterol
April on a recent hike.
March 23, 2021

Biking, Pilates, and yoga: How one woman stays active

April is always on the go. She loves to hike and ride her bike to and from work, and went...

Low Back Pain
Jonathan Lurie, M.D., studies ways to improve back pain treatment for veterans.
March 18, 2021

Veterans embrace spinal manipulation for low back pain

Many military veterans suffer from chronic low back pain. This pain can be treated with medication, but high medication use...

Low Back Pain
Opioids, like fentanyl and oxycodone, are often prescribed for severe pain and can be highly addictive.
March 16, 2021

NIH study links opioids to pregnancy loss

A new study from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) indicates that women who use opioids while trying to conceive...

Opioids, Pregnancy
Flexibility exercises, like yoga, can help maintain mobility as you age.
March 11, 2021

4 physical activity tips for older adults

Regular physical activity is great for your mental and physical health. It also helps you stay independent as you age. ...

Physical Activity
Back pain affects more than 25% of workers in the U.S.
March 09, 2021

Why does your back hurt?

Identifying the cause of low back pain has become a frequent challenge for medical professionals. It is also what has...

Low Back Pain
Barbara and Jake Swoyer near their home in Sudbury, Massachusetts.
March 04, 2021

Comfort care for kids and their families: A mother’s story

When Jake Swoyer was born in 1995, he seemed like any other healthy baby boy. His family—parents, John and Barbara Swoyer,...

Palliative Care
Palliative care researcher Jean Kutner, M.D., in her lab at the University of Colorado.
March 02, 2021

New research on palliative care and COVID-19

Jean Kutner, M.D., a professor of medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, is a well-known expert...

Palliative Care
Virtual exercise classes can combat stress and keep you connected.
February 25, 2021

How to cope with the stress of social isolation

Social isolation, or being physically separated from others, can lead to loneliness and increased stress, especially during a pandemic. Loneliness...

Stress
Measuring your exercise progress can help you stay motivated.
February 23, 2021

Keep it going! How to stick with a fitness routine

Sticking to a fitness routine isn't always easy with family, work, hobbies, and everything in between. These tips can...

Physical Activity
Standing desks and ergonomic chairs can help put your spine in a better position.
February 18, 2021

How to manage low back pain before it gets worse

Low back pain is often hard to avoid. Many jobs require long periods of sitting or other types of activities...

Low Back Pain
 Though your body needs cholesterol, too much of it can cause health issues.
February 16, 2021

Cholesterol: Know the terms

What is cholesterol? Cholesterol is a waxy substance found in the cells in your body. Your body needs cholesterol to...

Cholesterol
Once the body fights off a virus, like a cold, it retains some disease-fighting cells.
February 11, 2021

Could a cold teach your body to fight COVID-19?

The common cold is caused by viruses in the same family as those that cause COVID-19. Now, a recent study...

COVID-19
Consider a face mask with a clear window, which can make reading lips easier.
February 09, 2021

6 ways to communicate better while you wear a mask

Social distancing and face masks are necessary for preventing the spread of COVID-19. But they can also make communication more...

Hearing Disorders and Deafness
Sara Santiago likes to run and lift weights to stay active.
February 04, 2021

Personal Story: Sara Santiago

Sara Santiago, 40, was never an athlete. She joined gyms and exercised on occasion, but never found a routine she could...

Physical Activity
If you have skin problems that keep coming back, you may need to speak to a dermatologist.
February 02, 2021

Skin 101: Identifying common conditions

Skin: It's our body's largest organ. It protects us by keeping fluids in and harmful microbes out. Sometimes,...

Skin Conditions
Family caregivers can include people like spouses, children, and neighbors.
January 26, 2021

Comforting and supporting caregivers

Some of the greatest challenges in patient care involve helping people improve their quality of life as they cope with...

Palliative Care