Trigger finger occurs when your finger or thumb moves into a bent position. In severe cases, it can lock into this position. This problem occurs when the covering of the tendon in the affected finger narrows. You are more prone to trigger finger if you perform repetitive tasks that involve gripping or have certain medical conditions like diabetes or rheumatoid arthritis. Continue reading
As a group, Americans are the heaviest people in the world. We’re suffering a weight epidemic of massive proportions that bulges out on our hips, thighs and stomachs. But if you’re part of this group and want to bring your weight down, changing six aspects of your lifestyle may help take off pounds.
Many experts have warned that the growing number of overweight people in the United States represents a growing public health menace. But the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) notes the problem seems to be just about out of control: 73 percent of us are overweight, and about 40 percent of overweight people are heavy enough to be classified as obese.
While overweight and obesity Continue reading
One can always cringe when we read a news report on the health benefits of cocoa — the takeaway is almost always “eat more chocolate.”
Sure, go ahead and eat more chocolate — if you want to kill yourself.
But if you want the health benefits, you’ll need to stick to pure cocoa and get it the same way I do: so raw you have to steal it from a monkey.
What’s the difference? Glad you asked.
Chocolate is a candy loaded with sugar, soy, and an alphabet soup of chemicals — and if that’s not bad enough, the cocoa used to make it has been treated, Continue reading