| Apr 18, 2013
South Florida action star Dwayne Johnson, aka The Rock, plays a bodybuilding criminal in the motion picture, "Pain and Gain." The meathead fest, featuring a trio of steroid-using personal trainers in Miami during the 1990s, is a truthy tragicomedy that'...
| Apr 6, 2012
| 11:11 AM
Q: My older large-breed dog is having trouble climbing and descending stairs. He has good days and bad days. What’s causing this?
A: Any time there’s a major change in a dog’s willingness to do a previously routine activity like going...
| Jun 27, 2012
| 5:14 PM
Back pain. Eighty percent of us have it at some point, and it's notoriously hard to treat because the source of the pain can involve the muscles, ligaments, joints or tendons.
Yoga, acupuncture, massage, herbs and spinal manipulation can be effective,...
| Jul 25, 2012
| 12:30 PM
For people who want to live past 100, the first step is taking a whole bunch more steps.
A recent survey found half of all centenarians are exercising almost every day. Most are walking, but many also are lifting weights, practicing yoga, biking or...
| Dec 19, 2012
By the end of the year, most of us are shopped out. But for those of us with Flexible Spending Accounts, there are more purchases to be made before Dec. 31.
Close to 35 million Americans have Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) as part of their medical...
| Sep 29, 2010
| 2:24 PM
Snap, crackle and pop! Not just breakfast cereal anymore — it may be the sound of your joints as you go up a flight of stairs.
Joint popping and cracking, or "crepitus," is one of the more than 100 forms of arthritis. Do a self-survey: How do...
| Aug 23, 2010
Painful arthritis of the knee is on the rise — as is the number of middle-aged people who refuse to let the condition interfere with their favorite sports or exercise. Active people in their 40s and 50s are challenging doctors to provide...
| Aug 11, 2010
| 10:07 AM
Nobody wants unnecessary surgery. On the other hand, who doesn't want to have more mobility and to be able to do the things they used to do? Elective orthopedic surgeries like knee arthroscopy and hip replacement tend to be very successful because they...
| Sep 19, 2010
An analysis of 10 studies involving more than 3,800 people has found that glucosamine and chondroitin supplements for joint pain are ineffective either alone or in combination.
Glucosamine and chondroitin supplements have been popular for years among...
| Mar 2, 2011
| 2:01 PM
Q A year ago, my doctor said my cholesterol was way too high and wanted me to take simvastatin to lower it. Instead I made some changes.
I ate oatmeal every morning and quit taking the glucosamine and chondroitin I was using for joint pain. My...