Repetitive Stress Injuries in Sports

Reviewed by: Alvin Wei-i Su, MD en español Lesiones por esfuerzo repetitivo en los deportes What Are Repetitive Stress Injuries? Repetitive stress injuries (RSIs) happen when movements are repeated over and over, causing damage to a bone, tendon, or joint.  What Causes Repetitive Stress Injuries in Sports? Repeated motions in sports cause many RSIs (or […]

Acid Reflux (GER & GERD) in Adults

Definition & Facts Gastroesophageal reflux (GER) happens when your stomach contents come back up into your esophagus. Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a more severe and long-lasting condition in which GER causes repeated symptoms or leads to complications over time. Symptoms & Causes Gastroesophageal reflux (GER) and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) commonly cause symptoms such […]

Take Steps to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

The Basics Overview Diabetes is a leading cause of disability and death in the United States. Diabetes increases the risk of serious health problems like: Heart disease Stroke Blindness Nerve damage, which can cause you to lose a toe, foot, or leg Kidney failure The good news is that you can do a lot to […]


No fancy gear, no health club dues – just a fun, practical way to start looking and feeling your best. While Americans are living longer, that doesn’t necessarily mean they are living healthier. Regular physical activity can help reduce the risk and minimize the impact of disease. Texercise can help you to enjoy life and […]

Vitamin D Deficiency

Also called: Hypovitaminosis D, Low Vitamin D Summary What is vitamin D deficiency? Vitamin D deficiency means that you are not getting enough vitamin D to stay healthy. Why do I need vitamin D and how do I get it? Vitamin D helps your body absorb calcium. Calcium is one of the main building blocks […]

A Possible Mechanism Behind Brain Fog

What you need to know Many people have ongoing cognitive problems after COVID-19. Even people who have only mild symptoms can develop long-term problems with attention, concentration, and memory. Many cancer patients experience something similar during or after chemotherapy, often called “chemo brain” or “chemo fog.” Chemo fog is related to the inflammation of neurons, […]

What Is Anemia?

Anemia Language switcher Español Anemia is a condition that develops when your blood produces a lower-than-normal amount of healthy red blood cells. If you have anemia, your body does not get enough oxygen-rich blood. The lack of oxygen can make you feel tired or weak. You may also have shortness of breath, dizziness, headaches, or […]


Summary If you feel pain and stiffness in your body or have trouble moving around, you might have arthritis. Most kinds of arthritis cause pain and swelling in your joints. Joints are places where two bones meet, such as your elbow or knee. Over time, a swollen joint can become severely damaged. Some kinds of […]

Men and Stroke

Acting F.A.S.T. is key to stroke survival. Face: Does one side of the face droop when smiling? Arms: Does one arm drift downward when both arms are raised? Speech: Is speech slurred or strange when repeating a simple phrase? Time: If you see any of these signs, call 9-1-1 immediately. View Larger Stroke is a […]

Healthy habits can lengthen life

May 8, 2018 At a Glance Researchers found that people who maintained five healthy lifestyle factors lived more than a decade longer than those who didn’t maintain any of the five. The results suggest that Americans can increase the length of their lives and lower their disease risk by adopting a healthier lifestyle. Physical activity […]