Thursday, February 11, 2010
Health Tip: Getting Help for Neck Pain
Neck pain can be caused by a simple injury or strain, or a more serious health problem.
The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons says here are signals that your neck pain should be evaluated by a doctor:
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Health Tip: Protect Your Child at Day Care
Children who attend day care are at increased risk of getting sick or acquiring an infection.
The U.S. National Library of Medicine offers these suggestions to help reduce your child's risk:
Tuesday, February 09, 2010
Health Tip: What's Behind Nasal Congestion
Nasal congestion, commonly called a stuffy nose, occurs when the tissues that line the inside of the nose become swollen.
The U.S. National Library of Medicine says common causes of nasal congestion include:
Monday, February 08, 2010
Friday, February 05, 2010
Thursday, February 04, 2010
Health Tip: Understanding Perimenopause
Perimenopause describes the period of time just before menopause starts, says the National Women's Health Information Center.
Menopause occurs when you haven't had a menstrual period in 12 consecutive months. During perimenopause, hormone production by the ovaries decreases and a woman loses the ability to conceive.
Perimenopause usually occurs between ages 45 and 55, though the center says it may happen as early as the 30s. Symptoms of perimenopause include changes in menstruation, hot flashes and night sweats, insomnia, irritability, changes in mood and changes in hair growth.
Eating a healthy diet, getting regular exercise and practicing stress-management techniques can help some women cope with symptoms of perimenopause, according to the center.
Health Tip: Coping With Menopausal Symptoms
Wednesday, February 03, 2010
Health Tip: Foods That May Spur Migraines
Migraine headaches frequently are characterized by symptoms such as nausea, dull or severe head pain and sensitivity to light.
In some sufferers, certain foods may help trigger migraines. The U.S. National Library of Medicine offers this list: