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What Is Scleroderma?

What Is Scleroderma?

You may have heard the term scleroderma but what does it mean? The first half of the word has roots in the Greek word “skleros,” or “hard.” The second half of the word, “-derma,” means “skin.” According to the American College of Rheumatology, “Scleroderma (or systemic sclerosis) is an autoimmune

1. Update Your Program

How long has it been since you changed your exercise routine?
a. Three months
b. Six months
c. One year
d. It’s been so long, you can’t remember

If your answer is a, b, c, or d, it’s probably time to re-evaluate and update your exercise program, especially the strength training component.

Why? Because the demands

Avoid Heatstroke This Summer

Avoid Heatstroke This Summer

Hot summer weather is perfect for swimming and barbecues. Too much of a good thing, though, requires caution: If you become too hot—easy to do during record-setting heat waves—you run the risk of risk of heatstroke. What is heatstroke? It’s defined as a condition in which you’re no longer able

Binge Eating Disorder: What It Is and How It’s Treated

Binge Eating Disorder: What It Is and How It’s Treated

Remember that time you cleared your second plate and then went whole hog at the Thanksgiving dessert table? You may not recall the exact foods you ate, but the bloating, nausea, and discomfort that ensued are likely etched into your brain. Now imagine suffering these feelings multiple times a week,

ALS: What Is Lou Gehrig’s Disease?

ALS: What Is Lou Gehrig’s Disease?

ALS—the abbreviation for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis—is a rare neurological disorder that’s eventually fatal. It was July 4, 1939, when Lou Gehrig made his famous “luckiest man alive” speech at Yankee Stadium, an event that helped give widespread attention to ALS. Gehrig, when he was diagnosed, was only 36 years old

Keep Your Hips Mobile to Maintain Lifelong Strength

Think of your hips as your entrance ramp to the highway of movement. When they’re functioning well, the rest of your body (the traffic) is able to keep moving. When they’re not, you’ve got your own personal traffic jam.
“Walking, moving, it all starts at the hips,” explains Tiffany Chag, MS,

Don’t Let Diabetes Get on Your Nerves

Diabetes is associated with a range of potentially serious complications, including pain and other symptoms in the extremities due to neuropathy: nerve damage that prevents the transmission of information from the body to the brain. When the arms, hands, legs and feet are affected, the condition is known as peripheral

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