Tag: muscles and joints

Vestibular Function: Decline and Falls Risk

An estimated 152,000 deaths annually could be attributed to falls as a result of vestibular dysfunction, ranking it the third leading cause of death behind heart disease and cancer, according to a new study published online in Frontiers of Technology Oct. 3, 2016. Research was led by Daniel M. Merfeld,

Editor’s Note: Exercise: The Best Medicine

Exercise—it’s the only universal recommendation I make to every single patient, without exception. Exercise benefits cardiovascular health and improves muscle function, balance, and coordination. It reduces the risk of certain cancers, too, especially those related to obesity, including endometrial cancer and breast cancer. It’s the only demonstrable way to improve

Chronic Fatigue Treatment: How to Get Your Energy Level Back on Track

Chronic Fatigue Treatment: How to Get Your Energy Level Back on Track

If you’re suffering from the syndrome known as chronic fatigue, treatment can vary—no surprise, considering that the condition itself is so mysterious. Before we get into management of chronic fatigue syndrome, consider the genesis of how we define it.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) bases its description of

Balance, Coordination May Be Linked to Brainpower

A  number of recent studies suggest that balance and coordination exercises that keep you physically nimble may help keep you mentally nimble as well. That’s because the constant process of maintaining your equilibrium as you move through your day likely gives your brain cells a terrific workout, an MGH expert

Heart Beat: Mitral Valve Study; Alcohol’s Effect on Heart; Walking and Running

Mitral Valve Study: Early Treatment Better Than “Watchful Waiting”
If you have degenerative mitral valve disease, you may want to consider a more aggressive treatment plan than “watchful waiting,” according to a recent Cleveland Clinic study. Researchers found that earlier surgical interventions, using less-invasive surgical techniques, lead to better out-comes for

Protect Against Falls With Progressive Resistance Training

One out of three adults age 65 and older suffers a fall each year, and falls are the leading cause of both fatal and nonfatal injuries among seniors, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

“A fracture resulting from a fall can lead to blood clots, respiratory complications, pressure

2015 FHA INDEX

Alternative Medicine/Supplements
Complementary therapies can help you cope with cancer treatment (Jan, 4)
Yoga could reduce cardiovascular disease risk factors (Mar, 3)
Bones & Joints
“Newer and improved” artificial joints may not be your best choice (Jan, 1)
Carpal tunnel syndrome (Jan, 8)
“Hip school” could help ease your arthritis pain (Mar, 5)
Spinal stenosis can

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