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Spinal stenosis

Painful nerve compression

Spinal canal narrowing (stenosis) most commonly occurs later in life. This is often due to osteoarthritis in the spine, which may prompt the formation of bone spurs that protrude into the spinal canal.

Shade isn't enough for sun protection

Bunions

Basic care before surgery

Vaccinations

Recommendations for older adults

Advanced cancer therapy

Advanced cancer therapy — Feature on checkpoint inhibitors.

Resistant hypertension

When blood pressure is hard to treat

Activity best for those with chronic conditions

News and our views — Activity best for those with chronic conditions.

Teeth whitening

Restore the gleam

Facing dental fears

Health tips — Facing dental fears.

Carpal tunnel syndrome

Protecting hand nerves

Carpal tunnel syndrome can cause numbness, burning or tingling in the hand, and in the thumb, index, middle and half of the ring finger. Symptoms may occur in both hands, but are usually worse in one.

Chronic cough

Chronic cough — Feature on finding the cause.

Cigar, pipe smoking carry same risks as cigarettes

Video: Mental health benefits of tidying up

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September 2020
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Shoulder problems

Advances in surgical care

There are several options for repairing a shoulder problem with surgery. Some may only take an hour or two and some repairs can be done as outpatient procedures. Recovery takes time, but is often easier than in the past.

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Heart attack symptoms

Chest pain and pressure is always a symptom of heart attack.
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Second Opinion

My doctor is recommending a trial of a gluten-free diet to see if my digestive symptoms improve. Can I still get enough fiber without eating bread and bran flakes?

Yes you can, and that's important because fiber has several health benefits. Fiber is best known for preventing and relieving constipation by helping to bulk up and soften stool, making it easier to pass. It may also lower the risk of hemorrhoids, pouches in the colon (diverticulosis) and colon cancer. A high fiber diet may also improve cholesterol levels, control blood sugar and help you maintain a healthy weight.

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