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For those with social anxiety disorder, social situations are
highly distressing. The condition may stem from self-image and
fear of being judged by others. Treatment typically involves
cognitive behavioral therapy and an anti-anxiety medication.
About half of all osteoporosis-related fractures occur in the
vertebrae. The initial treatment is usually a back brace and pain
medication. If a patient is still in pain after several weeks,
there are procedures to stabilize a damaged vertebra.
Three large studies showed an association between hot flashes and
increased risk of heart disease or stroke.
A British study found that people with chronic back pain who had
regular sessions of a rehabilitative movement discipline known as
the Alexander technique felt better and had fewer days with pain.
Is there an age when a woman no longer needs a Pap smear?