Many types of orthotics relieve foot pain

By: James P. Ioli, D.P.M.
Posted on: June 04, 2019

Many people come to my office complaining of foot pain from conditions such as bunions, hammertoes, a pinched nerve (neuroma) or heel pain (plantar fasciitis). I perform a thorough evaluation and examination, and together we review the origin, mechanics and treatment plan for the specific problem or issue. The patient usually asks if they need an orthotic and, if so, which type would be... READ MORE

Get fit for free if 65 or better

By: Michael Doan
Posted on: June 03, 2019

You’d never mistake Dottie Longo for a Marine drill sergeant. The 67-year-old fitness instructor encourages her students, including me, with phrases like “if you can,” “at your own level” and “don’t overdo it.” No one is ever asked to “go for the burn.” In a recent class, Longo announced, “I’m doing eight repetitions with my two-and-a-half-pound weights. You can... READ MORE

Headaches or jaw pain? Study may help

By: Margaret Foster
Posted on: May 30, 2019

If you’ve had pain in your jaw or frequent headaches in the past three months, consider helping yourself as well as science with a visit to the University of Maryland Baltimore. Researchers from the school’s Department of Pain and Translational Symptom Science will do a full rundown to see if you have a condition called temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD), a complex chronic pain... READ MORE

CBD finding place in ever more products

By: Alex Veiga
Posted on: May 29, 2019

From skin-care lotions to bottled water, cannabis companies are rolling out a growing array of consumer products infused with a chemical found in marijuana called cannabidiol, or CBD. The compound doesn’t have the ingredient that gives marijuana users a high. Instead, CBD product makers say they promote general health and well-being. The U.S. retail market for CBD is projected to... READ MORE

Diet and exercise help manage diabetes

By: Aafaq Tariq
Posted on: May 21, 2019

Q: I don’t know why my diabetes is out of control — I cut out soda and cake! I walk around my house; shouldn’t that be good enough for exercise? A: Diabetes can be complicated to manage. Medications can be difficult to understand, and knowing what to eat and how to exercise can be confusing. Unfortunately, there is no universal plan because everyone’s lifestyle and health are... READ MORE

Why scientists are trying to map all cells

By: Malcolm Ritter
Posted on: May 17, 2019

Did you hear what happened when Bill Gates walked into a bar? Everybody there immediately became millionaires — on average. That joke about a very rich man is an old one among statisticians. So why did Peter Smibert use it to explain a revolution in biology? Because it shows averages can be misleading. And Smibert, of the New York Genome Center, said that includes when scientists... READ MORE