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Staying Active During The Holidays

With the winter season upon us, you’re probably trying to figure out how you can stay active and keep the pounds off through the holidays. With all the joy and love that gets spread around this time of year, there’s an accompanying bounty of rich meals and desserts that can make keeping weight off during […]

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Avoiding Muscle Cramps

What are muscle cramps? An involuntary contraction, muscle spasms can occur suddenly, can be resolved quickly, and are often painful. Depending on the muscle and where its located, it can last from a few minutes to an hour. Spasm consists of small twitches in the muscles, an uncontrolled fine movement of segments in the muscle […]

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Idiopathic Scoliosis in Children and Adolescents

When we’re children one of the first things we get checked for during our school years is scoliosis. This word is used to describe a condition that causes a sideways curvature of the spine. In most cases this condition is idiopathic, meaning that there is no discernible cause of the condition. The period of life […]

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Preventing Arthritis

Arthritis is a commonly diagnosed condition, but when people generally think of arthritis, they think of how it affects the joints, specifically in the fingers and knuckles. However, arthritis can occur in any joint where the tendons are painfully inflamed and stiff. Numerous factors cause this condition to arise, but there isn’t a cure yet […]

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What Is Muscular Dystrophy?

Muscular Dystrophy is a form of disease that involves muscle mass being lost and an increasing degree of weakness. This disease occurs as the result of abnormal genes that prevent that normal formation of healthy muscle by interfering with protein production. A common misconception is that all forms of muscular dystrophy are the same, or […]

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The Bone Density Test

Osteoporosis is a condition that affects bone density in patients, especially women in their later years, that can result in easily broken bones due to fragility caused by missing minerals in the bones. While it used to require bone breakage to get a bone density done, that was changed with the innovation of the testing […]

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High School Sports Injuries

Teens that are engaged in school sports activities have a higher overall rate of injuries than those that don’t, which should come as no surprise. The forms of injuries that affect each athlete varies by the activities that they’re participating in and their stage of physical development. Bones, muscles, and tendons grow at different rates, […]

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Could Your Bed Be Hurting Your Body

At the end of a long day of hard work and an active lifestyle collapsing into your bed should be a blessed and much-anticipated event. For some people, however, there isn’t as much to look forward to in the morning. Waking up can bring aching bones, a feeling of exhaustion like you haven’t slept, and […]

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Keep Your Joints Strong With These Tips

The human body was never meant to be stationary, and we have joints that prove it. Every part of our body does better when it spends time in motion, and our sedentary lifestyles are a major detriment to the overall health of our bodies. Nearly three-quarters of all adults in major industrialized countries report experiences […]

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Preventing Common Sports Injuries

If your New Year’s Resolution involves starting a more active lifestyle it’s important to make sure you don’t sabotage yourself by overdoing it or not taking proper precautions. It’s exciting to begin a new future with great ambition and a drive to improve your physical health by being more active, and we congratulate you on […]

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