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Ergonomics Makeover: Make sure your job “fits” you

Sitting all day can be hazardous to your health — and possibly your livelihood....

Children and Arthritis: Though somewhat rare, children can experience painful inflammation and stiffness of the joints

When her 13-year-old son Cole started limping on and off for several months and resisted going anywhere that required a lot of walking, Dana Blount knew something was wrong. “He had a seventh-grade physical and he could not bend over to touch his knees, much less his toes,” she recalls....

Abuse and Misuse: The reality of prescriptions for an older population

Centuries ago, people with heart failure risked their lives by eating the deadly foxglove, a plant that contains the effective yet easily overdosed drug digoxin. Today, we dose digoxin precisely, yet medications remain a double-edged sword: helpful, yet dangerous and frequently misused, particularly in the elderly. As prescriptions grow ever more common, it becomes increasingly important to grapple with the downside of drugs in older people....

From Scratch: Nine months after a devastating wreck, Dan Ryder’s pelvis was still in pieces. His new surgeon had a plan: start all over.

For nine months, Dan Ryder lay flat on his back, praying and trying to remain positive that he would one day walk again....

Aspirin: a humble miracle worker

Aspirin relieves fever, muscle pain and headaches, prevents some heart attacks and strokes and may even help prevent Alzheimer’s....