Category: AARP Magazine

Hidden Hazards of Cold Medicines

December 31st, 2014 in 2014, AARP Magazine, Frederic Little, Newsmakers, School of Medicine 0 comments

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Frederic Little, School of Medicine

Over-the-counter cold medications can help relieve that stuffy nose and scratchy throat, but sometimes they do more harm than good…

Expert quote:

“But if you use sprays or drops for more than the recommended three days in a row maximum, the tissues lining your nose and sinuses can become dependent on them and you’ll start using more and more in an effort to breathe easily again.”

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Helping your knees, step-by-6,000 steps

June 16th, 2014 in 2014, AARP Magazine, Daniel White, Newsmakers, RESEARCH @ BU, Sargent College 0 comments

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Daniel White, College of Health & Rehabiliation Sciences: Sargent College

Walking is the best, easiest way to avoid or reduce the pain of arthritic knees, but up to now no one seemed to agree on just how much walking was needed to get the most benefit. Now a new study suggests it’s less than we thought…

Expert quote:

“Do people really need to walk 10,000 steps a day? For people with arthritis, that could be a daunting task.”

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Small Changes, Big Health Payoffs

February 19th, 2013 in 2013, AARP Magazine, Karen Jacobs, Newsmakers, Sargent College 0 comments

Karen Jacobs, College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College

Ease back pain, lower your blood pressure, alleviate allergies — in mere minutes…

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Probiotics Help Prevent Antibiotic-Related Diarrhea

June 27th, 2012 in 2012, AARP Magazine, Caroline Apovian, Newsmakers, School of Medicine 0 comments

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Caroline Apovian, School of Medicine

If you’ve ever taken antibiotics, you may know they sometimes deliver a nasty surprise: Nearly one in three people who are prescribed antibiotics develops diarrhea as a side effect…

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