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 […]Read More... →
A stress fracture is a small crack in a bone that occurs when bone tissue has to absorb more weight and impact than it can handle. This type of injury can occur over time in a well-conditioned bone that is overused, or suddenly in an underconditioned bone that is placed under undue stress in a […]Read More... →
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 […]Read More... →
Is it just a cramp — or something more serious? Here’s how to know the difference.
Symptom: Cramping or sudden contractions in your calf or thigh.
Possible problem: Did you just start an exercise regimen or suddenly cut back on one? Both can cause cramping. Other possible causes: too little calcium, magnesium or potassium in your diet, […]Read More... →
A traumatic brain injury, even a mild concussion, increases the risk for Parkinson’s disease, a new study reports.
Researchers identified all patients diagnosed with T.B.I. in a Veterans Health Administration database — 162,935 men and women — and matched them with the same number of people with similar health and behavioral characteristics but who had […]Read More... →
I have what may be the most common disease among middle-aged and older adults: osteoarthritis. But unlike many similarly afflicted, I don’t take it lying down. And neither should you.
In fact, you and your doctor should be paying more attention to it even before it happens, because if you live long enough, it […]Read More... →
Just a decade ago, knee-replacement surgery would have involved a hospital stay of up to a week.
Women’s College Hospital is revolutionizing the way knee-replacement surgery is done. It is starting to provide the procedure as an ambulatory service. Patients can go home from hospital four hours after having the surgery. In some […]Read More... →
Low back pain is the most common cause of disability worldwide, with eight in 10 people reporting the problem at some point in their lives, according to doctors.
But a new study published in the Lancet on Wednesday found that people aren’t often getting the care they need to address their back pain.
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While back pain might make you want to hide in bed until everything feels better, the best thing to do is usually to move around and perform exercises that don’t hurt. Lower back pain is one of the leading causes of disability in the United States.
If […]Read More... →
Almost 40,000,000 North Americans have some form of arthritis. Studies have shown that regular low impact exercise helps reduce the pain due to arthritis. Gone are the days when people with arthritis joints were told to rest, restrict their activities and just learn to live with the pain. It is now well accepted that people […]Read More... →
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