Is Your Sleeping Position Causing Excess Back Pain?

Is Your Sleeping Position Causing Excess Back Pain?

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January 17, 2015

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Is Your Sleeping Position Causing Excess Back Pain?
If you’re someone who has experienced recurring back pain, then you know how difficult it can be to get a great night’s sleep. Fortunately, there are several known sleep positions which can provide some measure of relief from the pain of an aching back. Back pain clinical studies have shown… Read More
 

Think Avocados are Bad for Cholesterol? Think Again!

Think Avocados are Bad for Cholesterol? Think Again!
Avocados are the green, slightly slimy but delicious fatty fruits that have hit an all time high in their popularity. Arguments have raged back and forth over the potential health benefits for a long time, but now there really may be something for avocado lovers to rejoice over. A study… Read More
 

Does Winter Weather Trigger More Cold Sores?

Does Winter Weather Trigger More Cold Sores?
It’s all too common to hear people talking about the common cold or the flu during these colder months, but what about cold sores? Research shows that outbreaks of these inflamed blisters could be closely linked to the winter weather. As wacky as this may sound, clinical studies have shown… Read More
 

Join Us for the 2014 Jingle Bell Run for Arthritis in Birmingham

Join Us for the 2014 Jingle Bell Run for Arthritis in Birmingham
Do you know someone living with arthritis? There are more than 55 million people who have been diagnosed with some form of arthritis here in America (that’s 1 in 5). This weekend you have the opportunity to join our staff as we take part in the largest holiday 5K series… Read More
 

UAB’s New Program Will Change How Chronic Pain is Treated

UAB’s New Program Will Change How Chronic Pain is Treated
If you have fibromyalgia or chronic fatigue syndrome, you already know how hard they can be to explain to others. You may have had friends ask you, “But how exactly does that work? What specifically causes the pain?” While this may feel frustrating, it can be even more frustrating for… Read More
 

4 Daily Life Tips for Living with COPD

4 Daily Life Tips for Living with COPD
COPD is a really challenging condition to manage on a day-to-day basis, but that education is one of the most important things we can provide during COPD Awareness Month. It’s not uncommon for those diagnosed with this respiratory illness to struggle with feelings of hopelessness and desperation. Once the disease… Read More
 

3 Quick Tips for Making Thanksgiving Diabetes-Friendly

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November 10, 2014

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3 Quick Tips for Making Thanksgiving Diabetes-Friendly
For those of you who don’t know, November happens to be National Diabetes Month. Throughout the month, communities and several organizations will be working together to help raise awareness for people living with diabetes (we highly recommend checking out our post about Diabetes Awareness Month from a year ago). As… Read More
 

More Children Are Developing Type 1 Diabetes

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October 29, 2014

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More Children Are Developing Type 1 Diabetes
We have talked a lot about diabetes on this blog, but most reports have been focused on the scary rate of type 2 diabetes (T2D) in the country. Now a new study suggests that the rate of type 1 diabetes (T1D) has risen significantly amongst children in elementary school. Between… Read More
 

Why is Lupus So Misunderstood?

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October 16, 2014

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Why is Lupus So Misunderstood?
Lupus poses a serious challenge for many reasons. For one thing, it’s an autoimmune disease, which means that the immune system has begun attacking healthy tissues, cells and organs. On top of that, this illness produces chronic levels of inflammation in patients, similar to what you might expect from rheumatoid… Read More
 

Stem Cell Research Reveals New Way to Treat Osteoarthritis

Stem Cell Research Reveals New Way to Treat Osteoarthritis
The most common type of arthritis is osteoarthritis (OA), a degenerative illness that breaks down the cartilage of the joints. This degeneration happens as a natural part of the aging process following many years of constant wear and tear. It’s quite common amongst adults over the age of 55, but… Read More
 
 
 

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