Military PTSD Outlasts Physical Pain
Serious injuries can leave marks on both the body and the mind. Combat veterans with leg and arm injuries may feel a mental health burden long after physical pain eases.
Aches & Pains Higher in Smokers
Quitting smoking, may at the very least, ease chronic pain conditions. Even occasional smoking may still contribute to long-term pain in seniors.
Smoking is Bad for Bone Health
Osteoporosis is often regarded as a disease of old age. But the path to osteoporosis may start much earlier in life, especially for girls who smoke or show signs of depression.
The Dollars for Dementia Add Up Fast
No one on Earth is getting any younger. And with age comes the higher health costs associated with a range of health conditions. Top among them may be dementia.
Quit Smoking and Enjoy That New Hip
Total hip replacement and smoking cigarettes just don’t mix. That's because smoking can cramp the healing process. Even quitting just before surgery is better than not quitting at all.
Linking Poor Sleep and Alzheimer's
Poor sleep is linked to a wide range of possible ailments. However, it also works the other way around. Poor sleep can also be a sign that illness is contributing to the bad sleep.
Beat Back Pain by Quitting Smoking
There are a lot of obvious reasons to quit smoking. But a lesser known reason to quit may be to help with back pain during treatment for spine issues.
Depression Put Alzheimer’s on Fast Track
Depression can make the most on-the-ball people feel like their brains are mush. In people with Alzheimer’s disease, depression may speed up disease symptoms.
Lower Income Tied to Less Knee Pain
The quality of care when getting a new knee shouldn't depend on patients' income. Treatment should be the same no matter who's under the knife. But lower income patients might feel better about their surgery than patients who earn more.
Don’t Let Illness Get You Down
Lifestyle changes involved in treatment of long-term illnesses can take a toll. People with the biggest, long-term lifestyle changes may have the toughest time coping.