Browsing: Prevention

Medical FAQ: Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis, an inflammation of the thick tissue that connects the heel to the bone, affects more than 3 million people a year. After initial onset, treatment is difficult. Mike Fuentes, Fitness Coach at Pure Austin, explains why this condition affects so many people and what we can do for prevention.

Childhood Obesity Epidemic

Due to rising rates of childhood obesity and diabetes in Texas, non-alcohol induced fatty liver disease is the number one need for transplant in young adults. We sat down with Dr. Poordad of the Texas Liver Institute to learn what is behind this epidemic. Even though Dr. Poordad himself pioneered the now FDA-approved treatment for Hepatitis C, he says we need to get to the root of the problem instead of relying on a pill to cure liver disease associated with obesity.

How to Drink Mindfully

Manage your alcohol consumption with these tips. You’ll have a fun night out and minimize the regret (and possibly eliminate a hangover!)

Medical FAQ: Arthritis

Anyone can come up with reasons not to work out, but for those who struggle with arthritis, joint pain seems like a pretty valid excuse. Studies…

12 Oral Health Myths Debunked

If you’ve ever gone to the dentist and lied through your teeth (pun intended) about how frequently you floss, chances are your hygienist could tell. We’ve…

Escaping the Brain Drain

Dr. Adrian Ward explains how smartphones can sabotage concentration—even when they’re turned off—and what you can do about it.

Men’s Health

Men’s health starts with a conversation about testosterone, the primary male sex hormone in the body. We have known for sometime now that many environmental factors…

Medical FAQ: Don’t Let it Go to Your Head

Did a headache blow your mind? Have you postponed a list of things to do because a migraine decided to strike? AFM looked to Austin Precision Pain Consultants and Austin Migraine Relief to learn more about this mysterious pain, and how it can be eased. Grab a tall glass of water and read below, if your brain is feeling up to it.

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