Just try nudging the big toe of someone who’s enduring a gout attack in that joint and you’ll probably hear an agonized yelp. In fact, “A bad gout attack can make a grown man cry,” says Dr. Kevin Joyce, rheumatologist in gout at Franciscan Medical Specialists in Munster. He lists the sudden …
There it is—that pain, the one that seems to holler, “inflammation!” It comes and goes, but each time it’s just as hard to endure. Or maybe it’s the nagging pain that’s a constant reminder of another chronic condition.
Just weeks into the Affordable Care Act open enrollment process, one thing is clear: Choosing a health care plan through the Indiana Health Insurance Marketplace is a big decision that will have a significant impact on the lives of all Hoosiers.
Charles "Mike" Mikovetz wears two pairs of socks to keep his feet warm. Even in the summer.
LAPORTE | Gardeners who suffer from arthritis will learn that they still can find ways to continue their hobby. Purdue Extension – La Porte County will host a one-hour webinar about Gardening with Effective Arthritis Management on Wednesday, May 29, beginning at 2:00 p.m. CDT (3:00 p.m. EDT)…
CROWN POINT | Franciscan St. Anthony Health hospital in Crown Point will offer its next Safe Sitter baby-sitting course from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. March 16 in the Marian Education Center, in the hospital at 1201 S. Main St.
This new machine, called the off-axis neuromuscular trainer, is an offshoot of the trusty elliptical trainer that has been a workout favorite for decades.
Cats are known as mysterious creatures. While some of the things they do can be puzzling at times, you don't have to be a super sleuth to decode your pet's behaviors.
Patients undergoing cancer treatment often look to augment their health through alternative means. Many integrative medical interventions can make a real difference in cancer prevention, recovery and survival. Supplements are a popular choice, although they can sometimes lead to a buyer-bewa…
Those who say, "It must be something in the water" might be right. The water has plenty of stuff in it, including fluoride, and once again this week a Valpo resident asked the city to stop fluoridation.
Looks can be deceiving. Take Seamus Mullen.
WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. | Ted Potter Jr.'s first PGA Tour victory means a lot more than a big paycheck. The 28-year-old rookie can take a trip to August National off his wish list.
Even youngish joints can feel creaky and painful without proper care. Experts say it's more important than ever to protect our bodies. Luckily, the following lifestyle changes can help you stay active longer.
MERRILLVILLE | Jim Hickey was alone as he walked along U.S. 30 in Merrillville on Wednesday, but the thoughts of his family never left him.
New Jersey resident Jim Hickey waits Wednesday to cross U.S. 30 in Schererville during his walk across America.
New Jersey resident Jim Hickey walks west Wednesday along U.S. 30 in Schererville. Hickey is walking across the country to raise awareness for cancer, cystic fibrosis and arthritis research. This is Hickey's fifth attempt at completing the journey
Jim Hickey, of New Jersey, carries a large backpack with a "Cancer Walk Across America" sign attached while headed west Wednesday along U.S. 30 in Schererville. Hickey walks alone on his journey.
New Jersey resident Jim Hickey travels through Schererville on Wednesday on his way to California.
MERRILLVILLE | Caleb Reyes, of Wanatah, is a typical 7-year-old, keeping busy with sports and school and going places with his family.
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