Tag: bone

Strong Triceps Needed for Arm Mobility

Whether you’re swinging a tennis racquet, picking up a grandchild, or grabbing a cup of coffee, you’re using your triceps, the muscles that run along the back of the humerus, the bone in your upper arm.
The triceps are a primary mover in elbow extension and are involved in tasks such

The Difference Between Gluten Intolerance and Celiac Disease

You’re probably seeing a lot more “gluten-free” options on supermarket shelves and restaurant menus these days. That’s because gluten—proteins found in wheat, barley, triticale, and rye—can trigger your body to attack the lining of your small intestine if you have celiac disease, an autoimmune disease that can damage the lining

Newsbriefs: Sugary Beverages; Saturated Fat; Alternate-Day Fasting

Some Beverages Linked to Stroke and Dementia
Research published April 20, 2017 in the journal Stroke suggests that people who consume more sugary beverages, such as soft drinks and fruit juices, are more likely to have poorer memory, smaller overall brain volumes, and smaller hippocampal volumes (the hippocampus is an area

Calcium Is Key for Bone, Muscle, and Nerve Health

Americans, especially postmenopausal women, are encouraged to get enough calcium to build and maintain healthy bones, but some research suggests that too much calcium could compromise heart health by increasing calcification in coronary arteries.
However, no one argues the importance of calcium: Muscles, nerves, veins, arteries, enzymes, and hormones all depend

Avoid Complications After Joint Replacement

Joint replacement surgery is fairly straightforward, but it is not without risk. Possible complications include blood clots, infections at the incision site, and loosening of the implant over time. But Darwin Chen, MD, assistant professor of orthopaedics at Mount Sinai, emphasizes that your doctor will take steps to prevent problems

Gout Symptoms: Foot Pain, Especially In Your Big Toe, Is a Sign

Gout Symptoms: Foot Pain, Especially In Your Big Toe, Is a Sign

Since gout is often thought of as a man’s disease, many women lack awareness of gout symptoms—foot pain, in particular—which means that many women have gout but aren’t aware they have it.

“Although women are less likely than men to suffer from gout, a woman’s chance of developing gout increases significantly

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