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Exercise Benefits Stroke Survivors Both Physically and Mentally

Exercise Benefits Stroke Survivors Both Physically and Mentally

A stroke often cuts off blood flow to the brain and impairs vital cognitive abilities such as thinking, remembering, and learning. However, new research finds a post-stroke exercise program aids in not only physical recovery for survivors, but mental as well.   Researchers analyzed records from 13 clinical trials that included a total of 639
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How to Manage Neck Pain from Computer Use

How to Manage Neck Pain from Computer Use

Did you know that up to 70% of office workers who use computers a lot will have neck pain at some point in their lives?  Each year, as many as 46% of computer users may experience neck pain! For most, some easy adjustments may fix the problem. On the other hand, there are many people
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Nerve Damage in the Neck? Physical Therapy Can Help!

Nerve Damage in the Neck? Physical Therapy Can Help!

Cervical radiculopathy, often occurring as a result of an opening between two vertebrae, is a disorder where nerves are damaged in the neck. In addition to the neck, pain and other symptoms can arise in the shoulders, arms, or hands. The good news is a recent randomized, controlled trial shows that physical therapy provides clinically
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Many Take Painkillers for Months After Knee and Hip Replacements

Many Take Painkillers for Months After Knee and Hip Replacements

A recent study finds many knee and hip replacements patients continue to take powerful prescription painkillers months after their surgery. The findings are a concern because of the rising rates of opioid addiction and overdoses in the United States.   Study authors analyzed data from 574 knee or hip replacement patients. Taking the painkillers before
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Can a Short Walk Boost Your Mood?

Can a Short Walk Boost Your Mood?

Numerous studies over the years have confirmed the many health benefits of walking including managing diabetes, high blood pressure, and weight, as well as lowering the risk of dementia, cancer, osteoarthritis, and more. Now a recent study finds that walking can also be good for the mind and soul by significantly boosting your mood.  
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