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You exercise regularly, you don’t smoke, and you do your best to eat a healthy diet. You’re the picture of perfect health, right? Not necessarily, if you’re like the majority of Americans. According to a 2008 Vanderbilt study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology,...

If you’re like 80 percent of other Americans, you know that life can be a real pain in the back. Back pain is one of the most common reasons for medical visits and missed work, and it is currently a leading cause of disability worldwide.

Back pain often occurs as a res...

Nearly everyone experiences back pain at some point in their lives. Back pain is one of the most common reasons for medical visits among American adults, and it is the leading cause of disability in people under the age of 45. There are several factors that can contribute to b...

We often think of stress as a mental or emotional struggle, but stress can manifest itself in a number of ways. Chronic stress interferes with nearly every system in the body and is known to cause digestive symptoms, decreased energy levels, headaches, body aches, and muscle t...

Ulcerative colitis is a form of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that causes inflammation in the digestive tract. Approximately 700,000 Americans are affected by this condition, with about 20 percent experiencing moderate disease activity and 1 to 2 percent ex...