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How Depression and Parkinson's Might Be Linked
Depression is a complex illness with many possible causes and many treatments. And it may increase the risk of another serious health condition.
This Rx Wasn't Much Help for Back Pain
One steroid thought to help some patients with back pain may not be all that helpful.
Why Some Men Need Osteoporosis Screening
Osteoporosis is often thought of as an issue that only affects women because women are at higher risk than men. But that perspective isn’t just inaccurate — it could be dangerous.
Pediatric Migraine Rx Gets FDA OK
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today approved a combination medication to treat migraines in teens.
For Dementia, Medical Marijuana Pill Made No Difference
More than 40 years after the "war on drugs" was declared, some in the medical community are rethinking marijuana. And while some evidence has suggested that it could have health benefits, marijuana isn't likely helpful in treating symptoms of one neurological disease.
Nuts and Olive Oil Might Be Brain Boosters
The Mediterranean diet — with its vegetables, fruits, beans, lean meat and fish — may be heart-healthy. Add nuts and olive oil to the mix, and the brain may also get a lift.
How Bone Loss and Hearing Loss Might Be Linked
Osteoporosis may make you more likely to experience a surprising condition: hearing loss.
Just One Dose Bolstered Elderly Bones
A single dose of one osteoporosis medication may be enough to help patients — even those who are very frail.
What Arts, Crafts and Computer Use Might Do for Your Mind
Book clubs, painting classes and computer games are just a few fun ways to spend retirement. And such mind-engaging activities may also do wonders for older people's mental health.
Surgery Vs. Physical Therapy for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
If you have lumbar spinal stenosis, you may eventually be faced with a decision about whether to have surgery. However, you might be just as well off with physical therapy.