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Seniors, Take Steps to Reduce Your Risk of Falling

Seniors, Take Steps to Reduce Your Risk of Falling

TUESDAY, Oct. 9, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- One in four Americans 65 and older falls each year, with some ending up in hospitals or even dying. But new research suggests that it's possible to avoid some of these serious injuries. When seniors who are at risk of falling...

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Three New Genes Linked to Chronic Back Pain

Three New Genes Linked to Chronic Back Pain

New research pinpoints three genes responsible for skeletal development that appear to be connected to chronic back pain. The study authors said their findings could shed new light on the biological factors involved in the development of the condition and lead to new...

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Injected Drug May Be New Weapon Against Gout

Injected Drug May Be New Weapon Against Gout

A new approach to preventing gout attacks looks promising for people not already helped by existing treatments. Researchers are looking at an anti-inflammatory drug called canakinumab (Ilaris) to treat this painful form of arthritis. Instead of targeting excessively...

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Health Tip: Change Poor Posture

Health Tip: Change Poor Posture

Health Tip: Change Poor Posture (HealthDay News) -- Everyone has back pain at some point, whether due to poor posture, heavy lifting, a spinal condition present a birth, or an exercise-related injury. While other triggers for back pain may not be as easy to prevent,...

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Physical Therapy for Shoulder Pain

Physical Therapy for Shoulder Pain

Shoulder pain is a common symptom for athletes and office workers alike. These simple exercises can improve flexibility and prevent future injury. The shoulder’s complex structure makes it susceptible to injury, especially from one-too-many many weightlifting...

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Low Back Pain? These Exercises May Help

Low Back Pain? These Exercises May Help

THURSDAY, Aug. 30, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Low back pain is a common health complaint. And if it sidelines you for too long, it can lead to weight gain, a loss in your fitness level and keep you from doing things you love. But not moving isn't the answer -- specific...

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Health Tip: Prevent Back Pain at Work

Health Tip: Prevent Back Pain at Work

(HealthDay News) -- Chronic back pain makes it more difficult to do your job, whether you're behind a desk or operating heavy machinery. The Mayo Clinic suggests how to avoid back pain at work: Maintain good posture. Lift with your legs and tighten your core muscles,...

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4 Physical Therapy Exercises for Lower Back Pain

4 Physical Therapy Exercises for Lower Back Pain

Lower back pain is often related to tightness in the surrounding muscles. Here are four exercises and stretches that can offer relief. Common everyday habits, like sitting at your desk for long periods of time, can leave you with lower back pain and decreased...

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Health Tip: Buy the Right Backpack for Your Child

Health Tip: Buy the Right Backpack for Your Child

Your child's backpack may be incredibly handy and reflect a personal sense of style. It should also be functional and help protect your child's back, the Nemours Foundation says. If a backpack is poorly worn or too heavy, it can strain muscles and joints and cause...

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5 Physical Therapy Exercises for Neck Pain

5 Physical Therapy Exercises for Neck Pain

Non-invasive treatments should be your first line of defense against neck pain. Workouts, sports, and even sitting at a desk all day can put strain on the neck, leading to pain and discomfort. While some conditions may require orthopedic surgery, non-invasive...

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