Published: Oct. 05, 2011 @ 11 p.m.
Recently a study
published in the journal "Diabetes Care
" showed that yoga classes might provide help for people with type 2 diabetes in shaving off a small amount of weight and steady their blood sugar control. Carol Dunaway
, a certified yoga therapist at the Center For Living
at the Prairie Heart Institute, provides the answers in a Q and A on what yoga can do for those with type 2 diabetes.
Published: Oct. 04, 2011 @ 11 p.m.
Carrie Skogsberg: The word "cholesterol" can sound like a dirty word - but did you know that cholesterol itself isn't actually bad? In fact, it's just one of the substances created and used by our bodies to keep us healthy. Some of it is created naturally, and some comes from the foods we eat. These are some tips on how to manage cholesterol for optimal heart health.
Published: Oct. 03, 2011 @ 11 p.m.
Syam Vasireddy: Uterine fibroids are non-cancerous growths in the uterus, which can vary in size. Fibroids can be small, but some can grow larger than six inches. Many of these cause no symptoms but when they do, the symptoms can include heavy, prolonged periods, fatigue due to anemia, pain, increased urinary frequency, enlarged belly, and constipation.
Published: Oct. 02, 2011 @ 11 p.m.
Lucas Rylander, M.D.: Shoulder pain due to the rotator cuff is one of the most common complaints presenting to an orthopedic surgeon's office. Fortunately, most rotator cuff disease is really inflammation of the rotator cuff and surrounding tissue, not an actual tear. In most cases the inflammation will resolve with time, physical therapy, and injections. However, when a rotator cuff tear is found, much fear and trepidation occurs for patients. Do I need surgery? What happens if I don't have the tear repaired? What does this mean for me in the long term?
Published: Oct. 01, 2011 @ 11 p.m.
Sarah Jessica Parker's new movie "I Don't Know How She Does It
" isn't far-fetched. As a Springfield mother, I know how difficult it can be to keep everything in balance, especially in early fall (read: "back to school chaos"). Each fall brings countless activities from soccer practice to girl/boy scouts, and parents find themselves running from one thing to the next
Published: Sept. 30, 2011 @ 11 p.m.
Bridget Rolens: Coping is the art of finding a balance between acceptance and action, of letting go and taking control.
If you feel that you can cope in a stressful situation, this minimizes or buffers the harmful effects of stress.
Published: Sept. 29, 2011 @ 11 p.m.
Dr. Mary Dobbins: Everyone gets depressed sometimes. But what leads a person to the point of committing suicide? Suicidal tendencies vary from person to person, but understanding risk factors may help you or someone you love.
Published: Sept. 28, 2011 @ 11 p.m.
Dr. Leslie J. Acakpo-Satchivi, pediatric neurosurgeon with Springfield Clinic, provides the answers in this Q and A on what is pediatric neurosurgery and how it can be treated.
Published: Sept. 27, 2011 @ 11 p.m.
Dr. Zeng Wang, Ph.D., provides the answers on what is "Lou Gehrig's" disease or Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and what new research means for treatment for the disease in this Q and A.
Q. What is ALS?
A. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a motor neuron disease caused by degeneration of the motor neurons located in the spinal cord, the brainstem and probably the cortical neurons of the brain.
Published: Sept. 26, 2011 @ 11 p.m.
Dr. Sohail Siddique provides the answer when in comes to urinary incontinence in women. He also shares what causes it, symptoms, risk factors, and treatment.
Q. How prevalent is urinary incontinence?