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Kids and Concussions: A Growing Problem

Kids and Concussions: A Growing Problem

If you regularly follow professional sports, you probably have heard about the issue of concussions among football players. In 2012 alone, over 160 NFL players sustained concussions. It would be a mistake to think that concussions are simply a problem ...

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Why Are More Young Adults Suffering Strokes?

Why Are More Young Adults Suffering Strokes?

When looking at the top causes of death in the United States, it becomes clear that older adults and senior citizens bear the brunt of many notorious ailments. This is especially true of strokes, which claimed nearly 130,000 lives in ...

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Should You Walk or Run to Lose Weight?

Should You Walk or Run to Lose Weight?

It’s hard to think of a more strenuous test of the body’s capabilities than running a marathon. Take the Chicago Marathon, for instance, which was first held in 1977 and occurs every October. Not surprisingly, it takes a participant quite ...

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Treating Stress Fractures in the Foot

Treating Stress Fractures in the Foot

It’s bad enough to get a stress facture, but it’s even worse to fracture the same area twice. In October 2013, such a scenario befell Julio Jones, a wide receiver for the NFL’s Atlanta Falcons. During a nationally televised game ...

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Fighting Dementia With Exercise

Fighting Dementia With Exercise

It’s a sad but true fact – dementia is a widespread health problem amongst the elderly. It is estimated that between 30 and 50 percent of seniors aged 85 and older have some form of dementia. According to a study ...

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Working out the Mind: Exercise and Mental Health

Working out the Mind: Exercise and Mental Health

When people finally work up the motivation to start exercising regularly, their reasons for doing so usually have something to do with improving their physical appearance. Of course, there is nothing wrong with wanting to add muscle mass to noodle ...

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Anchoring the Elbow: The Role of the UCL

Anchoring the Elbow: The Role of the UCL

All in all, being employed as a professional baseball player is a pretty good gig. While hardly every baseball player is famous, even the team bench warmers are richly compensated for their services. In 2012, the average salary for a ...

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Living a Healthy Life with Cancer

Few diseases have had such a momentous impact on the American public as cancer. An estimated 1 in 2 men, along with 1 and 3 American women, will be diagnosed with cancer during their lifetime. Despite decades of research, cancer ...

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An Aquatic Workout: Swimming and Your Health

Some people tend to look down on senior citizens and older adults, believing them to physically frail, weak and incapable of leading active lifestyles. Such people have likely never heard of Diana Nyad. In September 2013, at the age of ...

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