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Humans May Possess Ability to Regrow Cartilage

Humans May Possess Ability to Regrow Cartilage

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 9, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Humans may lack the salamander skill of regrowing a limb, but a new study suggests they do have some capacity to restore cartilage in their joints. The findings run counter to a widely held belief: Because the cartilage...

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Bouncing From ‘Jump Park’ Trampolines Into the ER

Bouncing From ‘Jump Park’ Trampolines Into the ER

TUESDAY, Feb. 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Bouncing around at a trampoline park can be great fun, but a new study warns it can also be an invitation to sprains, strains and broken bones. Nationwide, more than 100,000 emergency room visits were related to trampoline...

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Health Tip: Preventing Backpack Injuries

Health Tip: Preventing Backpack Injuries

(HealthDay News) -- Backpacks are a practical way for people to carry books and other supplies. They are designed to distribute the weight of these items among the body's muscles, says the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. But when used incorrectly, backpacks...

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How to Keep Your Bones Strong and Prevent Fractures

How to Keep Your Bones Strong and Prevent Fractures

THURSDAY, Sept. 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- If you're a young adult, start thinking about your bone health, an expert advises. Most people reach peak bone mass -- the strongest bones they'll ever have -- between 25 and 30 years of age, according to Dr. Philip Bosha,...

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Health Tip: Cast Care

Health Tip: Cast Care

(HealthDay News) -- Broken bones and injured tendons or ligaments can cause significant pain. Casts and splints are designed to help relieve this pain by limiting movement, says the American Academy of Family Physicians. To care for your cast properly, the AAFP offers...

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Health Tip: Living With a Herniated Disc

Health Tip: Living With a Herniated Disc

(HealthDay News) -- A herniated disc is a spinal injury that can be caused by excessive strain, says the American Association of Neurological Surgeons. Symptoms of a herniated disc can range from a soft back ache to extreme pain or numbness. After diagnosis, doctors...

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Health Tip: Lifting Heavy Things

Health Tip: Lifting Heavy Things

(HealthDay News) -- Lifting heavy things is a leading cause of workplace injury, says the University of North Carolina. People who practice smart lifting techniques are less likely to suffer muscle sprains, pulls and injuries caused by heavy lifting. To properly lift...

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Health Tip: Treating Short-Term Back Pain

Health Tip: Treating Short-Term Back Pain

(HealthDay News) -- Back pain is one of the most common medical issues in the United States, says the National Institutes of Health. Short-term back pain lasts no longer than six weeks, and can be uncomfortable if untreated. To treat short-term back pain, the NIH...

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How to Heal an MCL Tear

How to Heal an MCL Tear

An MCL tear or rupture can be a debilitating injury, but it often responds well to conservative treatment options like physical therapy.  The medial collateral ligament (MCL) runs along the inside of the knee and connects the shinbone, or tibia, to the femur, or...

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Building a Better Backpack

Building a Better Backpack

TUESDAY, Aug. 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- A well-organized backpack helps ensure that your child has everything needed for school. Problems start when it becomes overloaded. Lugging around a heavy pack can lead to bad posture, back pain and worse. The problem is so...

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