Liz Cromwell

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New antibody promises single unified treatment for many neurological diseases

Scientists believe that the underlying cause of many neurological diseases, including Alzheimer's and Parkinson's, is the buildup of misfolded …

The medical world is taking inflammation (even more) seriously thanks to a new study

There’s a reason why inflammation is one of the biggest buzzwords in the wellness space: Experts say keeping it at bay via anti-inflammatory foods, …

Wellness

This Beloved Southern Appetizer Starts With a Sleeve of Saltines

So simple, yet oh so delicious.<p><i>This story originally appeared on Southern Living.</i><p>Sometimes an oven is like that mysterious black box on a magician’s …

Pence’s Medicaid experiment confounds expectations on the left and right

The program, which requires enrollees to contribute to their care, has emerged as a national model thanks to Pence's growing influence.<p>SCOTTSBURG, Ind. — When former Indiana Gov. Mike Pence embraced Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion with conservative twists — such as requiring enrollees to contribute …

Health Care

In pain? Many doctors say opioids are not the answer

<b>(David Smart via Shutterstock)</b><p>Pain, especially gnawing, chronic pain, affects your happiness, outlook and ability to function<p>Emily Bazar<p>April 16, 2017 1:59pm (UTC)<p>This post originally appeared on Kaiser Health News.<p>Those of you who have experienced pain, especially gnawing, chronic pain, know that …

Get a second opinion—doctors usually aren’t right the first time

Even after four years of college, four of medical school, and three to seven more of residency, doctors still may not get diagnoses right on the first try.<p>In fact, they’re more likely than not to be at least a little off. In a study published (paywall) April 4, researchers from the Mayo Clinic in …

3 surprising things a deep-tissue massage taught me about my back pain

Ever since high school, I’ve had consistent pain in my neck and back. Chalk it up to hours bent at the computer, texting and scrolling Instagram on …

Massage Therapy

9 Things You Never Knew About Chronic Pain

A throbbing head, a crick in the neck, allover muscle tension. Chances are you’re no stranger to these kinds of everyday aches and pains. One in four …

16 non-boring salad recipes to whip up this spring

As warmer weather and fresher produce start sprouting up, so do salad cravings. Tempting greens and veggies at the farmers market may once again make …

Healthy Eating

9 Things You Never Knew About Chronic Pain

Plagued by killer headaches? Sports injuries? Mystery soreness? Discover the newest ways to find relief.

This New Pill Could Be the Secret to Halting Aging

Get ready to Benjamin Button yourselves. Scientists are gearing up to trial a breakthrough new treatment against aging, after finding a way to …

5 strategies to end late-night snacking

By Ellie Krieger<p>, Columnist, Food<p>This January, five Washington Post staffers embarked on a 30-day diet challenge and wrote about their experiences weekly. I had a role in it, too, interviewing each of them so I could lend my perspective as a nutritionist. One clear pattern emerged at the start: …

Nutrition

Female hormones and weight loss

A quick glance at a male versus female body tells you right away something is different. While we can certainly recognize the obvious, we ignore …

Women's Health

What I Tell My Patients To Eat For Liver Health

The liver is the largest internal organ we've got — but few of us pay it any mind until we've got a serious health problem. While we're busy ignoring …

5 Things You Didn't Know About Colon Cancer Tests

<i>(This article appeared previously on Kaiser Health News.)</i><p>It’s a predictable passage in life: Hit 50, get lots of birthday cards with old-age jokes, a …

Scientists May Have Just Discovered The Key To Halting Alzheimer's

Brain inflammation plays a big role in the disease's progression.<p>Curbing brain inflammation may help people treat and prevent Alzheimer's disease, according to a landmark new study.<p>Researchers at the University of Southampton in England conducted a series of experiments showing a chemical that …

Drinking Tequila Might Help You Lose Weight

But don't start blending tons of margaritas just yet.<p>While it's widely known that drinking too many cocktails and mean tossing back tons of empty calories, a new study has found a link between tequila and weight loss. Color us intrigued!<p>According to the American Chemical Society, which researched …

Federal government urges Americans to limit sugar to 10% of daily calories

Concerned about the cholesterol and fat in your diet? That's so 2015.<p>If you want to stay on the cutting edge of nutrition advice, what you should really worry about are added sugars, according to a new report from the federal government that urges us to cut back – way back – on sugar.<p>The 2015-2020 …

Diets

9 cameos you'll never notice while watching 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'

<b>Warning: If you haven't seen "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," there are some mild spoilers ahead.</b><p>Many are heading out to watch "Star Wars" to see Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, and Mark Hamill reunite on the big screen. But another reason to see the movie may be for the celebrity cameos hidden in the …

The psychology of why rekindled romances are so intense

Last month, the New York Times’ Modern Love column told the tale of two romantic relationships that ended and were then rekindled many years later. The author’s romance first ended when her boyfriend lost the piece of paper with her address and had no other way of contacting her. When they saw each …

Relationships

Tell Me What You're Baking for the Holiday Season!

Tell Me What You’re Baking for the Holiday Season!<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> November 28, 2015 66<p>Eeeeep! It’s only one of my favorite things to share ever, because …

Dessert

How Synapses are Destroyed in Early Stages of Alzheimer's Disease

<b>A team of researchers led by UNSW Australia scientists has discovered how connections between brain cells are destroyed in the early stages of</b> …

Neuroscience

Healing chronic pain without drugs

Opioid addiction has reached epidemic proportions in the United States. The U.S. has 4 percent of the world’s population and consumes 80 percent of the world’s opioids. These drugs are associated with more than 16,000 deaths per year— more than from motor vehicles accidents— and they kill more …

Having Poo Troubles? Maybe it's Your Diet.

Bodyweight exercises are gaining ground in the fitness world due to the practicality and simplicity of getting in shape using your own body weight. …

9 at-home remedies that actually work

Chicken soup <i>is</i> good for a cold.<p>But it's not the only old-school remedy that scientists have actually found to be helpful.<p>Here are nine weird household tricks that you can actually use to ward off pain, soothe a cold, calm a headache, or brighten your smile.

Chicken Soup

This Sleep Pattern Accelerates Memory Loss, Possible Link to Alzheimer’s

Sleep pattern lowered levels of an antioxidant that helps fight cellular damage, such as that caused by Alzheimer’s.• Try one of PsyBlog's ebooks, …

5 Signs You're Sleeping All Wrong

<i>By: Marina Komarovsky</i><p><i>Credit: Shuttershock</i><p>When you've had a night of really bad sleep, or just too little sleep, you know it. But sometimes there are more subtle signs that you're not getting the high-quality shut-eye you need to function at your peak. These clues might mean you need to reevaluate …

7 Keys To A Happy, Healthy Brain

Take care of your noggin and you'll be sharp as a tack at age 95!<p>Why are some people sharp as a tack at 95 years old, while others begin struggling with mental clarity in their 50s?<p>A lot of it has to do with genetics, but certain lifestyle factors also play an important role in how our brain ages. …

Alzheimer's Disease

Scientists find the brain’s missing ‘pipes’

By Amy Ellis Nutt<p>, Reporter<p>“Throw out the textbooks” and “missing link” are words rarely heard anymore in science, but that’s what researchers around the world are saying about the recent discovery of microscopic lymphatic vessels connecting the brain to the immune system.<p>That physical link was …