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Heavy Hitters: Obesity Rate Soars Among Professional Baseball Players

Major League Baseball players have become overwhelmingly overweight and obese during the last quarter century, say health researchers. David E. Conroy, Penn State professor o...
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Moderate Activity Helps Older Adults Maintain Mobility, Independence

By adopting a walking routine and other moderate physical activities, older adults can recover from a major disability more quickly, and maintain their independence over time,...
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Interruptions To Rehab Are Common After Stroke Or Brain Injury—But Many Are Preventable

Patients in inpatient rehabilitation after a stroke, brain injury, or spinal cord injury have significant rates of interruptions of their rehab program—often including being t...
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FIU College Of Nursing And Health Sciences Welcomes New Faculty This Fall Semester

Florida International University (FIU) Nicole Wertheim College of Nursing & Health Sciences is welcoming more than 10 new faculty members across its six departments this fall ...
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"Fear Of Falling Can Cause You To Fall." Tips To Help Older Adults Prevent Falls

As the National Council on Aging designates Sept. 22 as National Falls Prevention Day, NYIT Associate Professor Veronica Southard says older adults should be mindful of the ri...
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New Evidence That Testosterone May Explain Sex Difference In Knee Injury Rates

In studies on rats, Johns Hopkins Medicine scientists report new evidence that the predominance of the hormone testosterone in males may explain why women are up to 10 times m...
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Graphene Nanoribbons Show Promise For Healing Spinal Injuries

The combination of graphene nanoribbons made with a process developed at Rice University and a common polymer could someday be of critical importance to healing damaged spinal...
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Free Physical Therapy Program At Rutgers Helps Patients Regain Mobility

Ulises Mantilla was a 21-year-old college student when he suffered a stroke at his home in Newark in 2012. The last thing he remembers about that day is dialing 911. He awoke ...
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Women's Health Rehabilitation Products - What Drives The Market?

This report on the women's health rehabilitation products market analyzes the current as well as future prospects of the market globally. Rehabilitation programs include exerc...
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Philanthropist Tom Golisano And Special Olympics Launch New Golisano Global Health Leadership Awards To Recognize Significant Progress Made In Increasing Access to Health For People With Intellectual Disabilities

Special Olympics, the largest public health organization for people with intellectual disabilities, announced today that it is launching the Golisano Health Leadership Awards ...
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A Bad Bite Is Associated With Worse Postural, Balance Control

In recent years there has been increasing medical interest in correcting teeth that do not touch perfectly in order to prevent problems such as jaw pain, gaps between teeth an...
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Graded Aerobic Treadmill Testing In Children And Adolescents With Sports-Related Concussion

Graded aerobic treadmill testing is safe, tolerable, and useful in evaluating and managing cases of sports-related concussion in children and adolescents. This is the finding ...
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Undertreatment Of Pain Is Common, Says Chronic Pain Expert Cindy Perlin, And Opioids Aren't The Solution

The US spends over $300 billion annually for treatment of chronic pain, yet more than 100 million Americans continue to suffer and our economy loses hundreds of billions of do...
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Easterseals Urges Congress To Approve A Zika Funding Package To Protect And Aid Families

With the US in the midst of mosquito season nationwide, the Zika virus is affecting the lives of children and adults all across the country. Easterseals (formerly Easter Seals...
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Wounded Warrior Project Peer Mentor Guides Others Suffering In Silence

"Deep within the warrior is the spirit of a survivor," said Jim Mylott, a US Army wounded warrior who now uses his struggle with depression and suicide as a platform to help o...
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Strong Social Support Is Related To Shorter Stay In Inpatient Rehab After Hospitalization

Sometimes the best medicine is the care of family and friends. A recent study from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston showed that patients with strong social...
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Paralyzed Man Regains Use Of Arms And Hands After Experimental Stem Cell Therapy At Keck Hospital Of USC

Keck Medical Center of USC today announced that a team of doctors became the first in California to inject an experimental treatment made from stem cells, AST-OPC1, into the d...
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NFL Players' Careers Most Affected By Surgery To Patellar Tendon, Achilles Tendon And ACL

In the hard-hitting world of American football, injuries are an inherent risk of the game with players in the National Football League (NFL) experiencing a higher rate of inju...
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Don’t Let Sports Injuries Sideline Young Athletes

Whether a child chooses baseball, swimming, soccer or gymnastics playing sports is as American as apple pie. More than 60 million American kids age 6 to 18 participate in orga...
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Staywell Care Manager Supports Member During Her Journey To New Lungs And Better Health

For years, Patricia McDaris struggled with fibrotic lung disease and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. It reached a point where she couldn't catch her breath long enough ...
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First Child To Undergo A Bilateral Hand Transplant Marks One Year Since Surgery At The Children's Hospital Of Philadelphia

Today, nine-year-old Zion Harvey can throw a baseball over home plate. He can write in his journal, prepare himself lunch and manage zippers on his clothes. However, for most ...
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Patients With Cancer At Heightened Risk Of Injuries During Diagnosis

Patients with cancer have heightened risks of unintentional and intentional injuries during the diagnostic process, reveal findings from a large study published by The BMJ tod...
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Outpacing Pain: New Relief For Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

When the damaged nerves in Anthony Newberry’s foot healed incorrectly after a workplace accident, it left him feeling “like my foot was exploding for hours at a time,” he says...
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Scientists Identify Spark Plug That Ignites Nerve Cell Demise In ALS

Scientists from Harvard Medical School have identified a key instigator of nerve cell damage in people with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, a progressive and incurable ...
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UWM Professor Studies How To Reduce Injuries Among Children & Veterans Who Use Wheelchairs

Manual wheelchairs offer mobility and exercise to people who can’t walk, but improper use can result in carpal tunnel syndrome, rotator cuff tears and other injuries. Brooke ...
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