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Head protection still not common after high-profile skip face-plants

If you watch the video of champion curler Brad Gushue’s infamous fall, you might gasp.

The skip slipped and smashed his face during a Grand Slam of Curling quarter-final a few years ago. Although he finished the game, his concussion was so severe, he spent the […]

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For some, carpal tunnel syndrome can be managed without surgery. But many people find that carpal tunnel release surgery is the most effective way to treat the condition and resolve their symptoms.

During carpal tunnel release surgery the transverse carpal ligament is cut to relieve pressure on the median nerve

 

 

 

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Many acute sports or exercise injuries can safely be managed at home for a few days, until symptoms are relieved or until a physician can perform an in-office evaluation.

Existing medical research does not definitively support any specific treatment regimen, but most medical professionals and textbooks agree that the initial home treatment for mild and […]

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Watching a group of people doing tai chi, an exercise often called “meditation in motion,” it may be hard to imagine that its slow, gentle, choreographed movements could actually make people stronger. Not only stronger mentally but stronger physically and healthier as well.

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It should come as no surprise that your body naturally changes as you get older. It started happening from the second you were born and won’t stop your entire life. In your 30s you may find yourself getting tired earlier in the evening, noticing subtle signs of aging on your skin and staring […]

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If you want to get in shape but your best intentions aren’t enough to motivate you, identifying the problem can suggest a solution

Self-help gurus sometimes promise that it takes 21 days to form a new habit, but research has shown that it actually takes between two and eight months for a new habit to […]

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Some experts question whether the surgery is being done too often or too soon on patients who have not adequately explored less invasive approaches.

 

 

 

 

For the vast majority of patients with debilitating knee pain, joint replacement surgery is considered an “elective” procedure.

While it’s true that one’s life doesn’t […]

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A few months ago, I rented a canoe to take my daughter paddling on the Humber River, two blocks from where we live in Toronto. As we drifted among the lily pads watching beavers swim and turtles sunbathe, I noticed a determined-looking kayaker zoom past several times, working hard. The seed of an idea took […]

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You finally did it! You got a gym membership. If you’re pumped to get started, but a little nervous at the same time, don’t sweat it. Almost everyone is a little bewildered when they first enter a gym. Where do you even start?

The key is not to try to do everything at first, says […]

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