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Widely Used COPD Meds Tied to Increased Fracture Risk

Widely Used COPD Meds Tied to Increased Fracture Risk

TUESDAY, Feb. 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Many patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are placed on powerful inhaled corticosteroid therapy to ease symptoms. But new research suggests the treatment might raise their odds for bone fractures. Still,...

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Tips for preventing ski injuries

Tips for preventing ski injuries

Ski season is in full swing — but an injury can put you out of commission until next year’s first snowfall. Here’s how to stay safe on the slopes all winter long. While many people huddle inside during the winter months, away from “bomb cyclones” and blizzards, a...

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What Is a Cortisone Shot?

What Is a Cortisone Shot?

Cortisone shots can potentially provide long-lasting relief from pain and inflammation in the joints. Many injections can greatly reduce pain and inflammation caused by musculoskeletal injuries or chronic conditions such as arthritis, significantly shortening recovery...

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Study Gets to the Core of Back Pain in Runners

Study Gets to the Core of Back Pain in Runners

The onset of back pain among runners may stem from a general weakness in their deep core muscles, new research indicates. Such deep muscles are located well below the more superficial muscles typified by the classic six-pack abs of fitness magazine fame, the...

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Boxer’s Fracture

Boxer’s Fracture

What is a boxer’s fracture? A boxer’s fracture is a break in the neck of the fifth metacarpal bone in the hand. It gets its name because the injury is common in inexperienced boxers. The metacarpal bones are the intermediate bones of the hand found inside the flat of...

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Everyone should strengthen their ankles!

Everyone should strengthen their ankles!

Injuries of the ankle are common among athletes and amateurs in many different sports and exercises. Working out at the gym, enjoying summer jogs, or playing any type of sport are typical ways to injure your ankle. Unfortunately, spraining, rolling, or fracturing your...

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Don’t Delay Hip Fracture Surgery. Here’s Why

Don’t Delay Hip Fracture Surgery. Here’s Why

Seniors with a fractured hip need surgery as soon as possible or they could suffer life-threatening complications, a new Canadian study concludes. Having surgery within 24 hours decreases the risk of hip fracture-related death. It also lowers odds of problems such as...

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This Weight-Loss Strategy May Not Help Your Knees

This Weight-Loss Strategy May Not Help Your Knees

Weight loss from dieting can slow the progression of knee arthritis in overweight people, according to a new study. But losing pounds from exercise alone will not help preserve those aging knees, the researchers found. Obesity is a major risk factor for painful knee...

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