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Novel Therapy for Back Pain

Osteoporosis may gradually weaken a healthy spine, setting the stage for the potentially debilitating fractures. Until a cure is found, an experimental treatment advance may prove to be the next best thing. ... More
A Century of Mental Health

A Century of Mental Health

About the author: David L. Shern, Ph.D., one of the nation’s leading mental health experts with more than 30 years of distinguished service in mental health services research and system reform, is the president and CEO of Mental Health America. This month, Mental Health America is celebrating its 100th anniversary —a remarkable legacy of one man […] ... More
Dry-needling Helps Constant Heel Pain

Dry-needling Helps Constant Heel Pain

To our readers coping with constant heel pain, Medical Mailbox shares this recent finding. Inflammation of a thick band of tissue (called the plantar fascia) often causes persistent heel pain. In a preliminary study of 44 patients not helped by conventional therapies for plantar fasciitis, doctors report that all but two were pain-free within two […] ... More

Autism: An Unexpected Life

A long-anticipated European vacation celebrating retirement was put on hold and replaced with a never-ending journey called autism. My husband, Tom, placed three letters on the table. The first was a payoff notification from the bank. After 30 years of monthly payments, the house was finally ours. The second contained the finalization of Tom’s retirement […] ... More
Discoveries in Diabetes

Discoveries in Diabetes

This surprising discovery provides clues about what goes awry when diabetes develops. Solving the Diabetes Puzzle An international scientific consortium reports that at least six previously undetected genetic variants are involved in type 2 diabetes, boosting to 16 the total number of genetic risk factors associated with increased risk of the disease. The surprising discovery […] ... More