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Addressing psychological problems could be one of the best things you can do for your health, according to new research.

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Your posture is something you may think about as you are walking or sitting down to eat. But time can really fly while you are surfing the Internet and you may not notice a certain posture problem until the damage is already done. A new study published in the journal Biofeedback confirms this.

How it happens

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Using your computer for any length of time can cause discomfort or eye strain. Symptoms of eye strain can include blurred vision, dryness, redness, headaches, and in some instances, double vision.

If you notice these types of problems, first see an eye care specialist for a full exam (you should do this every year, regardless). In addition, some modifications may help:

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The American Academy of Family Physicians conducted a study to determine if a two-fold intervention could help osteoarthritis patients have reduced pain and better functional status.

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If you are one of the more than 330,000 people in this country who’s had a hip replacement, you are at risk for complications. One of the most common is dislocation—especially for people who have had a revision replacement. Research shows that up to 10% of patients who have their first hip replacement and up to 28% of patients who have had a revision will experience dislocation.

While back pain may not seem as dangerous as heart disease or cancer, a team of researchers from Boston Medical Center have now found that frequent and persistent back pain can cause earlier death among women.

Back pain is the number one reason for disability worldwide. It is most common in women between the ages of 40 and 80, and women also report their pain as being more frequent and debilitating than men with back pain. 

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Many well-known factors contribute to the decline of physical functioning that accompanies aging. Among these are physical inactivity, a poor diet, smoking, and having multiple chronic conditions.

Now researchers from Orebro University in Sweden have found another underlying factor associated with poor physical functioning: shortening telomeres.

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Many seniors in this country rely on the active support of a family caregiver to manage chronic health conditions. But these relationships can be complicated when the needs and wants of the two individuals clash.

Research out of the University of Kent in the United Kingdom showed real concern about a variety of issues amongst people taking medications.

Researchers at the University of Kent in the United Kingdom set out to learn more about the burden of long-term medications on patients. To do so, they developed a questionnaire called the Living with Medicines Questionnaire (LMQ) and tested it on over 1,800 participants.