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There's no single healthy diet. Many eating patterns sustain good health. What they have in common is lots of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains, along with healthy sources of protein and fats. Consistently eating foods like these will help lower your risk for conditions such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and certain forms of cancer.
Here are tips to help you make this largely plant-based approach to eating one of your good-health goals.
With many older women enjoying sex and few using condoms, it's
not surprising that some are acquiring sexually transmitted
infections (STIs). According to the Centers for Disease Control
there has been an uptick in other STIs in postmenopausal women.
Safe-sex is especially important for postmenopausal women,
because they are more vulnerable to STIs than younger women. And
STIs in older women may go undetected because they are often
without symptoms, and clinicians aren't always tuned in to
screening older women. STIs of concern include human papilloma
virus (HPV), herpes, trichomoniasis, chlamydia, gonorrhea.
HIV/AIDS, hepatitis B and C. and syphilis.
Low back pain is extremely common; about 80% of us will experience an episode at some time in our lives. The pain usually goes away in a couple of months or so, but it often recurs. Some people develop a chronic form that lasts three months or longer. There are many treatments for chronic low back pain, but none have proved highly effective. Now, a large controlled trial has found that both yoga and stretching exercises are helpful in improving function and reducing symptoms.
I have Dupuytren's contracture in both hands. I've had "needle"
surgery in one hand, and the fingers straightened. But they seem
to want to contract again. What can I do?
Ten years ago, I had uterine artery embolization to get rid of
uterine fibroids. How long do the plastic particles they inject
into the arteries stay in the body? Do they dissolve?
I'm 64 and have been diagnosed with uveitis in my right eye. What
causes it, and what is the best treatment for it?