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The Benefits of Lemon Water

The Benefits of Lemon Water

We all know the importance of drinking water for our health, but did you know occasionally adding a splash of lemon to your glass of water provides these health benefits?   Aids digestion – As we age, the acid in our stomach that aids in digestion declines. The acid from the lemons can supplement our
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Shoulder Impingement – Physical Therapy versus Steroid Shots

Shoulder Impingement – Physical Therapy versus Steroid Shots

In the first-ever study comparing physical therapy to steroid injections for shoulder impingement syndrome, the outcomes for pain and disability were the same. However, physical therapy may do more to address the underlying cause while also giving patients greater ability and confidence in future self-management.   Shoulder impingement syndrome is used as a generic term
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Stroke Risk Linked to Midlife Fitness

Stroke Risk Linked to Midlife Fitness

A recent study in the American Heart Association’s journal Stroke finds the more fit you are in midlife, the lower your stroke risk later in life. The research included nearly 20,000 adults between the ages of 45-50. The participant’s cardiorespiratory fitness was measured and the researchers categorized them as having either a high, medium, or
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Children May be More Vulnerable to Athletic Injuries than Adults

Children May be More Vulnerable to Athletic Injuries than Adults

Two million, six hundred thousand youths age 5 to 24 visit the emergency department with sports injuries each year. An estimated 38% of all school-age athletes will sustain an athletic injury serious enough to warrant a healthcare visit. This is due in part to the increased participation in competitive organized sports. With half of all
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Pump Iron, Live Longer

Pump Iron, Live Longer

There are numerous studies touting the benefits of exercise, and a recent study adds to the body of research finding that strength training can help you live longer. The 15-year study included more than 30,000 people, all age 65 and older. Nearly 10% reported strength training at least twice a week. These participants lowered their
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