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Jul 19, 2009

Home Exercise for Individuals with Parkinson's Disease: Part II of III

Last week we described various forms of exercise to reduce the symptoms associated with Parkinson’s disease (PD). This week we will outline a comprehensive home exercise program for people with PD.

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Jul 19, 2009

Exercise and Parkinson's Disease: Part I of III

Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a chronic, degenerative disease that leads to slowness of movement, balance disorders, tremors, and difficulty walking. While there is no current cure for PD, exercise can relieve some of its symptoms. Although PD affects an individual’s ability to move, exercise can help keep muscles strong, joints mobile, and tissues flexible.

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Jul 16, 2009

Prevalence of Arthritis to Skyrocket by 2030

Patrick McKenna, Editor for The Times-Tribune recently sent me copy of a press release regarding a warning from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that the prevalence of arthritis will increase significantly by 2030.

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Jul 15, 2009

Prevent Football Injuries: Junior Football Safety Tips

This is the second of two columns intended raise the level of consciousness and to educate coaches, players and parents about the importance of injury prevention. While most high school programs have certified athletic trainers on staff, I am more concerned with the youth football programs.

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Jul 15, 2009

Prevent Football Injuries: Heatstroke

This column will focus on “Prevention of Football Injuries” in an attempt to raise the level of consciousness and to educate coaches, players and parents about the importance of injury prevention. While most high school programs have certified athletic trainers on staff, I am more concerned with the youth football programs.

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Jun 29, 2009

Make Your Pool a Health Spa: Have Fun and Get in Shape

Most doctors recommend some form of exercise with arthritis. Pain and fatigue are the most limiting factors for the person with arthritis. Pool exercise may be the answer.

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Jun 28, 2009

Osteoporosis and Cola Consumption: Osteoporosis Part II of II

Soft drink consumption has increased rapidly in the general population in recent years. Intake of carbonated beverages was associated with reduced bone mass and increased fracture risk both later in life and in children and adolescents. Colas were more strongly associated than other carbonated beverages.

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Jun 28, 2009

Definition of Osteoporosis: Part I of II

Osteoporosis is a very common problem. According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation, 55% of people over 50 years of age have osteoporosis. It accounts for 1.5 million fractures per year at an annual cost of more than 18 billion dollars.

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Jun 13, 2009

Muscle Cramps

A muscle cramp is defined as an involuntary contraction or spasm of a muscle that will not relax. The tight muscle spasm is painful and debilitating. It can involve all or part of the muscle and groups of muscles.

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Jun 13, 2009

Be Active, Be Well, Live Long!

Is there a secret to a long and healthy life? Do genes control our destiny? How does lifestyle impact our health?

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