How effective is acupuncture for chronic back pain?
In the largest U.S. study of its kind, Group Health researchers found that acupuncture can help. The treatment helped people with chronic low back pain feel less bothered by their symptoms and function better in their daily activities.
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How to talk to your doctor about depression
If you've been feeling down for a while, research shows telling your doctor about your symptoms is a smart choice. Depression can affect you in many ways: mentally, emotionally, and physically. To help you feel better, your doctor will work with you to check your current state, finding out if you do, in fact, have depression.
Alzheimer’s and dementia: Things are looking up
The evidence to support a healthy-lifestyle approach to ward off Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia is growing. While there’s no “magic pill” to prevent such conditions, we can do several things to prevent or delay dementia.
5 ways to prevent or delay dementia
If you ask doctors what disease their patients fear most, they’ll tell you: dementia. Growing old itself is not so scary to many people. But the idea of living in a demented state can paralyze people with worry or tempt them to pursue preventive treatments based on false hope.