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,
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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
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
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
New Potential Treatments for Glaucoma.
The eyes’ retinal ganglion cells, which integrate information from photoreceptors to the brain, are lost as glaucoma progresses. But new research reveals a method that allows doctors to take pluripotent stems cells, derived from the patient, and turn them into functional retinal ganglion cells, “allowing for
Balance is defined as the ability to maintain the body’s center of mass over its base of support. This is achieved by a complex interplay of input to the brain from our eyes, our muscles and joints, and the vestibular organs in our inner ear.
Even in the absence of other
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
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
Have you ever strained your shoulder reaching for the top shelf or under the bed? Or tweaked your knee squatting to pick up something, or even pulled a back muscle while vacuuming or raking leaves?
Even if you are diligent about exercise and follow a regular workout routine, you could
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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