Tagged: bone

The anatomy of low back pain

Four out of five adults experience significant low back pain at some point in their lives, and many contend with ongoing pain; pain triggered or exacerbated by certain positions, movements, or activities; or intermittent...

The benefits of good posture

Has anyone ever told you, “Stand up straight!” or scolded you for slouching at a family dinner? Comments like that might be annoying—but they’re not wrong. Your posture is the foundation for every movement...

A boy ate 150 gummy vitamins for breakfast

Health Risks from Excessive Vitamin A Because vitamin A is fat soluble, the body stores excess amounts, primarily in the liver, and these levels can accumulate. Although excess preformed vitamin A can have significant...

Low magnesium levels make vitamin D ineffective

A review published in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association found Vitamin D can’t be metabolized without sufficient magnesium levels, meaning Vitamin D remains stored and inactive for as many as 50 percent of Americans....

Osteopenia: what to do about bone loss

It’s easy to take your bones for granted—until you break one. As we grow older, our bones become weaker and more brittle because of reduced density, loss of mass, and deterioration of bone architecture....

9 weird ingredients in your food

In late April 2017 the FDA announced a recall of frozen hash browns that may have been contaminated with “extraneous golf ball materials.” Mere days before that, a dead bat was found in a...

Osteoarthritis: causes and treatments

Osteoarthritis (OA), also known as degenerative joint disease, is the most common form of arthritis—the medical term for a wide variety of disorders that involve inflammation of a joint. OA is a process that...

Lost in Paris catacombs

The Catacombs, which form a veritable labyrinth beneath the very heart of Paris, were created in the galleries of the former quarries whose stone was used to build the capital. Situated twenty metres below...