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Looking for apps for your smartphone? Here are some good places
Social connections and regular social interaction with friends
and family members not only give us pleasure, they also influence
our long-term health in ways every bit as powerful as adequate
sleep, a good diet, and not smoking. Dozens of studies have shown
that people who have satisfying relationships with family,
friends, and their community are happier, less stressed, have
fewer health problems, and live longer.
Health and fitness apps for iPhone, Android, and BlackBerry
smartphones are helping users lose weight, track their exercise
goals, find information about personal health concerns, and
receive updates about public health issues.
Older people who are able to perform better on measures of
physical strength such as grip strength and walking speed are
likely to live longer than those whose performance was poorer.
People with relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis (MS) have a new
option for reducing periodic attacks (relapses) and for delaying
the progression of MS-related disability. MS is typically treated
with injected drugs or infusions, which can be painful and
inconvenient and may discourage some patients from staying on
therapy. The FDA has approved the first oral medication,
fingolimod, brand name Gilenya.
The FDA issued a warning that long-term use of bisphosphonates —
the class of drugs most widely prescribed for preventing and
treating osteoporosis — may increase the risk of unusual
fractures of the thigh.
I keep hearing that aspirin can help prevent colon cancer, but I
have no idea how much I should take. Can you help? I've had
adenomatous polyps in the past.
I've been diagnosed as having chilblains in the fingers on both
hands. What causes chilblains? Is there a cure?