Healthcare Knuggets

Mar 04, 2024

Hey there! I have some fascinating health news to share with you. First up, we’re talking about sciatica. The latest guide from Harvard Health Publishing explores the causes, risk factors, and treatments for sciatica, including at-home care and medical treatments. It’s important to know when to see a doctor, but for most people, home treatment may be all that’s needed. Moving, ice and heat, and over-the-counter pain relievers can all help provide relief. And remember, most cases of sciatica get better on their own, but it’s wise to visit the doctor if your symptoms are severe or if you have certain risk factors.

Next, let’s talk about long COVID brain fog. Researchers are diving into the latest findings on why COVID-19 has this effect on the brain and how lingering traces of the virus could provoke a chronic, low-level immune response that disrupts brain function. While targeted treatments for brain fog are still elusive, maintaining healthy habits like balanced nutrition, regular exercise, and adequate sleep might offer some support.

And finally, I want to share some tips on improving memory. Harvard Medical School has released a special report on how your memory changes with age and 17 ways to boost your memory. This report covers everything from the benefits of exercise and mentally challenging activities to the impact of vitamin B12 deficiencies on memory. It’s a great resource for anyone looking to preserve, protect, and improve their memory.

I hope you found these health updates as interesting as I did! Stay informed and stay healthy.


Stay Well!