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Health Tip: Preventing Falls on Crutches

Health Tip: Preventing Falls on Crutches

(HealthDay News) -- To use crutches safely, be sure they fit you properly. Also use care when carrying objects, says the Ohio State University Medical Center. To prevent falls, the center encourages those on crutches to: Clean the crutch tips often.Put away all throw...

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1 in 4 American Workers Struggles With Back Pain

1 in 4 American Workers Struggles With Back Pain

MONDAY, May 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- If your back aches while on the job, you have plenty of company: New research shows that nearly 40 million American workers suffer from chronic lower back pain. In all, that's more than a quarter of the workforce reporting...

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After a Stroke, Your Bones Need Care

After a Stroke, Your Bones Need Care

THURSDAY, April 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Stroke survivors often face limited mobility, which quadruples their odds of osteoporosis, broken bones and falls. But most are never screened for these problems, new research reveals. "Our study adds to previous research...

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Step-by-Step Exercises for a Stronger Back

Step-by-Step Exercises for a Stronger Back

THURSDAY, April 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Are you neglecting or even unaware of the muscles in your back? If so, you're putting yourself at risk. The trapezius is the diamond-shaped muscle that runs from neck to middle back and from shoulder to shoulder across the...

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Health Tip: Joint Popping and Cracking

Health Tip: Joint Popping and Cracking

(HealthDay News) -- Most people have popping and cracking of their joints, especially as they age. Though the reasons behind these sounds are unclear, doctors think they may be caused by ligaments stretching and releasing, or the compression of nitrogen bubbles....

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Stretches to Strengthen Your Core

Stretches to Strengthen Your Core

THURSDAY, March 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Ever had a bad spasm from bending down to pick up your child or tie your shoes? Keeping your core muscles -- the workhorses that stabilize your spine -- flexible with a stretching routine can help prevent this common...

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What’s the Right Age to Test for Osteoporosis?

What’s the Right Age to Test for Osteoporosis?

Osteoporosis is a threat to many women, especially after menopause. But the lead up to weak, brittle bones can start much earlier in life. When bone density drops but isn't yet at the level of osteoporosis, it's called osteopenia. Osteopenia affects more than 33...

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One-Third of U.S. Kids Have Back Pain, Study Says

One-Third of U.S. Kids Have Back Pain, Study Says

TUESDAY, March 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- As American kids pack on the pounds, the number of those with back pain is on the rise. One in three between the ages of 10 and 18 said they had backaches in the past year, according to a survey of about 3,700 youngsters....

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