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The Benefits of Physical Therapy

The Benefits of Physical Therapy

If you have injured yourself—be it a sprained or strained muscle, a torn ligament, or a broken bone—or if you have a physical condition that affects your joint flexibility and mobility, you may be tempted to take to your bed in order to alleviate your discomfort and recover your strength.

Improving Balance: Start By Working with Your Doctor

Improving Balance: Start By Working with Your Doctor

Balance—or your sense of equilibrium—is something you may take for granted. It helps you stay upright when standing, know where you are in relation to gravity, and walk and move without falling. Balance is controlled by the vestibular system in the inner ear: essentially, this system tells you how your

Dizziness While Standing Up: What Causes It?

Dizziness While Standing Up: What Causes It?

At some point in life, you may have experienced dizziness while standing up. Dizziness includes three subtly different symptoms:

Lightheadedness, where your head feels light, as if you may feel faint
Vertigo, where you feel that the room or world is spinning
Unsteadiness, where you feel like you are unstable

What Are Vestigial Organs? 7 Body Parts We Don’t Need

What Are Vestigial Organs? 7 Body Parts We Don’t Need

Vestigial organs and body parts refer to those that have little or no purpose in humans. They are a vestige left over from our ancestors. We have more than 100 vestigial anomalies, the most renowned of which are the appendix, wisdom teeth, coccyx, external ear, and male nipples.

Charles Darwin

The 4 Heart Problem Symptoms You Shouldn’t Ignore

The 4 Heart Problem Symptoms You Shouldn’t Ignore

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S., so it’s important that you can recognize the signs of a heart problem. Symptoms of heart disease, also called coronary artery disease (CAD), abnormal heart rhythms (arrhythmias), and heart failure sometimes overlap. But if you’re at risk for any

Reduce Your Risk of Falls and Fractures

Every year, more than one in four American adults age 65 or older will fall, and falls are the top cause of fatal and nonfatal injuries in this population, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And, falls are more common in women than in men.

Three things can

2. Multiple Forms of Hypertension

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nearly one out of every three American adults has high blood pressure, and nearly one in three has prehypertension. And, among people with high blood pressure, only about half have it under control.
“This finding is concerning because we know

Having Trouble Hearing? Find Out If Hearing Aids Can Help

As many as 36 million Americans report some degree of hearing loss. While hearing loss can happen suddenly, more often, it occurs gradually over a number of years. As you grow older, hair cells in your inner ear that pick up sound waves become damaged or die, and the cells

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