There are seven million people who have severe sacroiliac, or SI joint pain, in America. The SI joints link your pelvis to your lower spine. Many cases are misdiagnosed since SI pain can mimic other conditions, like a herniated disc, or hip problem.
There are more than 30,000 Americans living with cystic fibrosis, an inherited condition that causes the lungs to fill with thick mucus. Patients with CF are also prone to chronic lung infections, which are tough to treat and can destroy the tissue in their lungs.
About one in three adults with dementia continue to be active drivers and 50 percent of them continue driving for up to three years after their diagnosis. But now a new trial is under way to see whether cognitive changes that may lead to dementia down the road could be detected through driving----years earlier.
Thirty-four million American adults have type 2 diabetes. Now, researchers are linking the development of type 2 diabetes to a higher risk of dementia … for which there is no cure, no therapy, and very few pathways for prevention. Ivanhoe has the details.
About 17 million adults in the U.S. suffer with depression. It is well known that food plays a major role in our physical health, but it can also play a role in our mental health. Ivanhoe reports on which foods can help and hurt your mental health.
Nearsightedness, also called myopia, is on the rise in kids. Many experts say more time in front of screens and less time outdoors is to blame for this trend. As Ivanhoe explains, the COVID pandemic may have added to the already growing problem.
Interviewing for a job can be intimidating and even more so for someone with autism. Even in a good job market, only 20 percent of adults with autism get hired. Now, technology is hoping to change that with avatars.
Right now, there are more than 378,000 clinical trials listed on the website clinicaltrials.gov. Millions of people look through the list each month to see if there is a new treatment, technology or procedure that can help them or their loved one. But how do you know which one is the right one for you? New technology is using genetic testing to make the perfect match.
An estimated 15 million women in the U.S. deal with stress urinary incontinence, an accidental leak of urine after pressure on the bladder from movement, a cough or a sneeze. A new procedure being used in the United States could help these women get the help they need.
Spinal muscular atrophy, or SMA is a disease that attacks and kills nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord. In the most severe cases, people lose their ability to walk, speak, swallow, and breathe on their own. Babies with the most severe form have not survived past age two. Now, new treatments, including an FDA approved oral medication are giving young patients a second chance.
Sickle cell disease causes red blood cells to form the shape of a sickle, making it difficult for blood to flow. Now, doctors are testing an experimental therapy that could be lifesaving for patients running out of treatment options.
According to the National Cancer Institute, in 2021 1.9 million people will be diagnosed with cancer and more than 600,000 will die from the disease. But what if there was a way to track how the cancer will grow, spread, and mutate? That information might provide patients a more personalized and precise treatment.
After receiving an Alzheimer’s disease diagnosis last year, and the FDA recently approving Aduhelm, which helps slow the progression of the disease, Bill Mckay is eager to start treatment at Memorial Healthcare in Owosso, the first hospital in the state to offer Aduhelm.
About three quarters of all mental illness cases begin by age 24, and stigma is the number one reason why people don’t seek help. But two friends from the University of Michigan are trying to change that.
Hip dysplasia is a condition where a person’s hip socket doesn’t completely cover the ball of one of their thigh bones. It’s usually something you’re born with, but there are some steps you can take to protect your child from developing this condition or making it worse.
Many of us have felt lonely during the pandemic, but for seniors in assisted living, the past year has been especially isolating. But the interactive companionship of a special kind of pet, is helping.
Marijuana is now legal in 36 states for medicinal purposes and 17 states for recreational use. The drug has been touted for its pain-relieving and calming effects, but there are some myths you should know about. Ivanhoe explains.