References for June 2008 Harvard Health Letter

Bergan JJ et al. "Mechanisms of Disease: Chronic Venous Disease," The New England Journal of Medicine (August 3, 2006), Vol. 355, pp. 488-98. Feldman EL and McCulloch DK. "Treatment of diabetic neuropathy." UpToDate (January 29, 2008). Katz JN, et al. "Lumbar Spinal Stenosis" The New England Journal of Medicine (2008): Vol. 358, p. 818-25. (Locked) More »

When walking makes your legs hurt

There are other conditions besides arthritis that can make walking difficult and even painful, such as peripheral artery disease, chronic venous insufficiency, lumbar spinal stenosis, and diabetic neuropathy. More »

A good old age

Two books examine the health issues around aging and caregiving from different points of view, and offer advice and suggestions on how the United States health care system could be improved. (Locked) More »

Masculinity and men's health

Men are more likely than women to engage in unhealthy behavior, and less likely than women to seek or heed medical advice. This may be due to masculine notions about how men are supposed to behave. (Locked) More »

Brushing up on brushing

Many people think their toothbrushing skills are better than they really are. Tooth brushing tips include brushing for at least two minutes, using a soft brush with bristles of varying heights, and replacing your brush at least every three months. (Locked) More »