When you think about the more than 200 bones that comprise the skeletal framework supporting your body, you probably envision them as sturdy, rigid, and unchanged. Actually, your bones are in a constant state of flux. Cells known as osteoclasts break down weakened portions of the bone, while cells called
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Because kidney pain location is frequently focused in the upper back, it’s easy to mistake kidney pain for pinched nerve that can trigger spinal stenosis symptoms. Kidney pain also tends to feel different—deeper, with kidney pain location under the ribs rather than centered on the spinal column (although kidneys pain
Pilates was originally a one-on-one training system done on a mat and also on specialized machines developed by Joseph H. Pilates in the early 1900s. He originally called his system “Contrology,” because to do the exercises correctly requires full concentration and control.
It’s a total body workout, best known for how
Biologically speaking, everything that makes you what you are depends on a three-pound organ inside your skull that is kept alive by the beating of an organ in your chest that weighs only 8 to 10 ounces. Your heart beats about 100,000 times a day, pumping 2,000 gallons of blood
Q: Can an ordinary infection cause cognitive problems? Can these problems be reversed?
A: A number of infectious agents can cause cognitive symptoms such as memory difficulties, confusion, extreme fatigue, problems focusing, and other issues. Examples of common infections that can affect the brain include Lyme disease, encephalitis, meningitis, abscess of
Q. Can weight loss surgery help my osteoarthritis? I’m considered obese by BMI (body mass index) standards.
A. If you’re obese, you’re three to four times more likely to have knee osteoarthritis than people of normal weight. Excess weight adds stress to weight-bearing joints, such as hips and knees. Osteoarthritis develops
Q. I have been trying to up my intake of antioxidants by having blueberries with my morning cereal. But I just heard that there is something in milk that neutralizes the benefits of the antioxidants. Is that true? Are there other foods that neutralize dietary antioxidants?
A. There is
If cycling classes, boot camp, Zumba, and other high-energy forms of exercise aren’t your cup of tea, you may want to consider learning Pilates, a series of specific movements designed to strengthen the body’s core muscles.
“The core muscles consist of the abdominal muscles, the intercostal muscles that are located between
In a list of all the things that can go wrong with your back, stenosis is at or near the top. It is a condition in which the spaces between the spine’s vertebrae narrow and put pressure on nerves embedded in the spine. Stenosis affects almost half of Americans 60