Health News

Meningitis Outbreak Continues to Grow
The list of people affected by a recent meningitis outbreak keeps growing. As of Thursday, the list reaches a total of 170 cases in 11 states, with 14 dead.
Cold, Hot, But Don't Burn!
One of the first things people turn to for muscle aches and sore joints are creams and gels that cause that hot-cold tingly sensation.
Staying Active May Help Low Back Pain
Many people with low back injuries avoid activity for fear of aggravating their condition. However, being too careful can worsen stiffness and pain. Can guidance from a medical professional on how to safely remain active help those with fear of pain go back to work?
Breakdown of Triathlon Injuries
Five weeks after a bicycle crash that led to back and collarbone surgery, triathlete Lukas Verzbicas is out of the hospital. The injuries occurred during a training ride, but what happens when they occur during a real race?
Giving Birth is a Gas — Or Not
It's no secret that giving birth is painful. While care providers offer a range of methods to deal with that pain, little is known about one in particular: nitrous oxide.
Do MRIs Help or Hinder?
The use of complex diagnostic tools is on the rise among injured workers. Imaging can be great for understanding the internal structures of the body. However, when it comes to low back pain, imaging may be a costly and time consuming distraction.
Health Care Costs Cut With Yoga
Many traditional treatments for chronic pain fail to bring significant relief, leaving patients encouraged to seek out alternative therapies like yoga. Studies show that yoga is affective for alleviating low back pain, but is it cost effective as well?
Pain Depends on the Brain
How can two people have the same injury and yet one fully recover and the other develop chronic pain? Chronic pain affects 116 million Americans each year yet the answers to these questions are not completely understood.
We Can Rebuild You...We Have The Technology...
Disc replacement surgery can provide relief to those suffering from chronic back pain by restoring motion to the spine. Unfortunately, current designs are limited in their capabilities.
Is Exercise Best for Low Back Pain?
Chronic degenerative-related low back pain can be challenging to manage. A recent study highlights an alternative approach to the commonly prescribed exercise therapy.