Sports medicine specialist Winston Gwathmey, MD, believes youth sports emphasize fitness and teach valuable life lessons. But he's also concerned some kids play too much of the same sport, leading to overuse injuries.
For most people, going to the dentist is inconvenient and perhaps mildly painful. But for individuals with special needs or complex medical problems, even the most routine dental care can present overwhelming pain and fear.
Most of us have experienced dry, irritated eyes at some point, perhaps from cigarette smoke or wind. But for some, dry eye is chronic. Women and the elderly are more at risk, although doctors aren't sure why.
If you have a torn or ruptured Achilles tendon, which connects your calf muscle to your heel bone, you'll probably know it. Typically, you'll feel a pop, or you may feel as though someone kicked you in the heel.
The words "palliative care" get mixed up with "hospice," but they're not the same thing. Palliative care providers work alongside other doctors to treat side effects of serious illnesses, including cancer, heart disease and emphysema.