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  • Exercise your muscles to combat chronic inflammation

    Uncontrolled inflammation plays a role in muscle loss and weakness in many diseases, including rheumatoid arthritis. A new study suggests that when exercised, our muscles have an innate ability to reduce this harmful inflammation.

    Source: Medical News Today

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  • No gym required: How seniors can exercise during lockdown

    During the COVID-19 pandemic, it's crucial for homebound older adults to find safe and effective ways to exercise, an expert says.

    Source: Medical Xpress

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  • How to Recover After a Cycling Race

    Recovering from a road race is an important component of your overall training plan when you’re an avid cyclist. If you don’t take steps to properly recover from your bike race, you can increase your risk of injury and burnout. And you may even limit your participation in upcoming races.

    Source: healthessentials

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  • When and how to spend a rest day

    A rest day is a day in which a person takes a break from their regular workout routine. Rest days are an important part of any exercise program. They give the body a chance to repair and recover, and help to prevent injury.

    Source: Medical News Today

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  • Knee mechanics associated with patellofemoral cartilage changes after ACL reconstruction

    Modifiable mechanical factors of the knee may be associated with patellofemoral cartilage changes and reduced knee function in sports and recreation 2 years after ACL reconstruction, according to published results.

    Source: Healio

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  • The Best Workouts for Osteoporosis

    Your bones are living tissues that are constantly breaking down and rebuilding. And diseases that change bone architecture, such as osteoporosis, spell trouble. Fortunately, exercise done properly can help to rebuild bone and reduce the likelihood of fracture.

    Source: healthessentials

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  • Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation found safe and effective for patients with stiff person spectrum disorder

    Autologous non-myeloablative hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) was safe and effective in a subset of patients with stiff person spectrum disorder (SPSD), according to a small open-label study, published in the December 14 online edition of Neurology.

    Source: Neurology Today

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  • What to know about muscle cramps

    A muscle cramp is a painful tightness in a muscle due to a sudden, involuntary contraction. Various factors may contribute to muscle cramping, but the underlying cause is often unclear. Muscle cramps are mostly temporary and go away on their own. Some home remedies may help longer lasting cramps pass or ease the symptoms.

    Source: Medical News Today

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  • Why physical activity matters now more than ever

    Exercise not only helps people with long-term conditions better manage their health but also boosts the immune system. So how can we support more people to be physically active?

    Source: Medical Xpress

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  • Researchers cook up `recipes` for stem cell programming

    Transcription factors (proteins that control gene expression) can be used in simple "recipes" to easily convert stem cells into hundreds of different cells and tissues, according to a new study published in Nature Biotechnology on November 30.

    Source: ScienceBoard

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  • How to treat a bruised knee

    Most bruises, also known as contusions, are mild and heal on their own. However, more severe contusions can damage muscle tissue or bone, which may take longer to heal.

    Source: Medical News Today

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  • Participation in competitive sport in adolescence brings midlife health benefits to women

    Females who participate in competitive sport during adolescence have better fitness at midlife than do females with no competitive sport background in adolescence, reveals a study

    Source: Medical Xpress

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  • Causes and treatment for leg cramps

    Leg cramps, or Charley horses, are a common problem that affects the feet, calves, and thigh muscles. They involve sudden, painful, and involuntary contractions of a leg muscle.

    Source: Medical News Today

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  • Water exercises as effective as gym workouts for preventing cardiovascular disease

    Swimming, aqua-aerobics, and other water-based exercises are popular for people aged 55 and older to keep fit without putting strain on the joints. Studies show that water-based exercises have many benefits, including improving gait, balance and mobility. It's also thought to offer benefits as part of rehabilitation programs for peripheral arterial disease, in which arteries in the legs, stomach, arms and head narrow.

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  • Researchers find face masks don`t hinder breathing during exercise

    A new University of Saskatchewan (USask) study has found that exercise performance and blood and muscle oxygen levels are not affected for healthy individuals wearing a face mask during strenuous workouts.

    Source: Medical Xpress

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  • Engineered developmental signals could illuminate regenerative medicine

    One of the ways cells in developing organisms keep track of where they are and what they are supposed to be doing is through a type of chemical signal called a morphogen. Lim's synthetic biology team at UCSF and a pair of research groups at the Francis Crick Institute in London—led by Guillaume Salbreux, Ph.D., and Jean-Paul Vincent, Ph.D. independently took the innovative approach of engineering a synthetic morphogen from the ground up.

    Source: Phys.org

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  • Is There Such a Thing as Good Pain and When Should You Listen to Your Body?

    Weight-bearing and cardiovascular activities stress the body. As a result of that stress, we enhance our strength and endurance. By pushing our physical boundaries, we optimize our athletic performance. But this process is almost always at the cost of feeling some level of pain.

    Source: healthessentials

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  • Researchers develop new gelatin microcarrier for cell production

    Researchers from Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART), MIT's research enterprise in Singapore, have developed a novel microcarrier for large-scale cell production and expansion that offers higher yield and cost-effectiveness compared to traditional methods.

    Source: Stem Cells Portal

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  • 5 Reasons You May Feel Shaky After Working Out

    It’s common to feel shaky after a vigorous workout. This can happen for several reasons, but it’s usually not a cause for concern. Still, it’s important to know the difference between what’s normal and what’s not.

    Source: healthline

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  • 6 Expert Tips to Prevent Running Injuries

    If you’re a runner, you know that hitting the pavement can take a heavy toll on your body. From runner’s knee to shin splints, an injury can sabotage your training or worse — it can take you out during the first leg of a competition for which you’ve spent months training.

    Source: healthessentials

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  • Tough Guy` Mentality Keeps Athletes in Denial About Pain

    A culture of toughness and resilience is encouraged among elite college rowers, but it can keep them from reporting injuries, a new study finds.

    Source: US News

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  • Avoiding Pain And Addiction After Sports-injury Surgery

    With opioid addiction soaring in the United States, it should come as good news that an opioid painkiller may not be needed after a sports-injury repair.

    Source: US News

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  • Q&A: How To Safely Resume Exercise In The Summer Heat Amid A Global Pandemic

    The summer heat is always a challenge, but this year the coronavirus pandemic has added a whole new wrinkle.

    Source: Medical Xpress

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  • Don’t Make These 4 Mistakes When Lifting Weights

    No matter what your gender or age, lifting weights is a great way to increase your resting heart rate, lower body fat, improve balance and motor coordination, and enhance joint stability. However, it’s easy to make common mistakes that can cause injuries or delay the results you hope to achieve.

    Source: healthessentials

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  • Running: Ibuprofen Use Is Common – But Many Athletes Are Unaware Of The Risks

    Whether you're an ultra-marathoner or have just started, injuries and muscle soreness from running are inevitable. But instead of taking a break, many runners reach for ibuprofen or other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) to get through injuries or pain. Not only can doing this make recovery more difficult, but frequent use of anti-inflammatories can be dangerous.

    Source: Medical Xpress

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  • Avoid Surgery' For Most Cases Of Common Wrist Fracture In Young People, Urge Researchers

    The SWIFFT trial, funded by the National Institute for Health Research, concludes that for a scaphoid waist fracture in the wrist a plaster cast should be used in the first instance, with surgery only being considered if the bone doesn't heal.

    Source: EurekAlert

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  • Will Your Kid Play School Sports This Fall? Here's Some Guidance On Doing It Safely

    If you're thinking about letting your child resume sports while the coronavirus pandemic continues to rage, a leading pediatricians' group says there are a few things you should consider.

    Source: Medical Xpress

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  • Stem Cell Osteoarthritis Studies Advance

    A Canadian doctor is recruiting patients for a "first of its kind" stem cell research project for osteoarthritis. The Phase II study could further advance the use of regenerative medicine in treating osteoarthritis, a joint disease for which treatment options are currently limited to pain medication, steroid injections or joint replacement surgery.

    Source: Pain News Network

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  • Physical Therapy For A Pectoralis Major Tear

    A torn or ruptured pectoralis muscle can limit your ability to engage in normal work and recreational activities. It can limit arm use, and may cause significant pain. If you have ruptured or torn your pectoralis major muscle in your chest, you may benefit from physical therapy (PT) to help you recover.

    Source: Verywell Health

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  • Stay at home but don't stay still,' researchers recommend

    The adverse side effects of the social isolation measures implemented to combat COVID-19 include an increase in sedentary behavior and physical inactivity, which can contribute to a deterioration in cardiovascular health even in the short term. Older people and people with chronic diseases tend to be most affected.

    Source: EurekAlert

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  • 4 Therapeutic Exercises for Groin Strain

    combat COVID-19 include an increase in sedentary behavior and physical

    Source: healthline

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  • Pluripotent cells grown from osteoarthritic knee joint of elderly people

    A break through feat of growing pluripotency expressing cells from osteoarthritis (OA) affected cartilage tissue of knee joints of elderly has been reported by orthopedicians and cell culture experts led by Dr Shojiro Katoh, President, Edogawa Hospital.

    Source: News-Medical.Net

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  • How to Properly Ice an Injury

    Ice application has been thought to help decrease inflammation and alleviate pain, but there are some details to icing an injury that can make the treatment safer and more effective. Learn how to properly ice your injury to help get you on the road to the fastest possible recovery.

    Source: Verywell Health

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  • Why barefoot running may help prevent common injuries

    Peter Francis, an exercise science expert, wrote in a CNN Health article that "a growing body of evidence shows running shoes might actually be doing us more harm than good." "Our latest review suggests that wearing shoes changes the way we run and weakens the foot in a way that can contribute to many common sports injuries," Francis wrote for CNN.

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  • For older people and those with chronic health conditions, staying active at home is extra important

    While we don't know for sure how long our lifestyles will be affected in this way, we do know periods of reduced physical activity can affect our health. Older people and those with chronic conditions are particularly at risk.

    Source: Medical Xpress

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  • Sports Injury Prevention Using the 10 Percent Rule

    Once you know you can safely exercise the main thing to remember is that you need to progress slowly. The 10 percent rule is a guideline many fitness experts use to help both experts and beginners avoid injury, yet they still see continual improvement in performance.

    Source: Verywell Fit

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  • What to know about scapular winging

    Scapular winging involves one or both shoulder blades sticking out from the back rather than lying flat. It can happen as a result of injury or nerve damage.

    Source: Medical News Today

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  • How to keep a coronavirus-safe distance when you`re jogging or cycling

    The authors of a study say the 1.5m rule is based on people standing still. But when people are moving they found the droplets can travel much further and potentially infect anyone following behind.

    Source: Medical Xpress

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  • Coronavirus: 10 ways to exercise at home

    Staying home can slow the spread of the coronavirus, and extreme physical distancing can prevent a person from getting the infection. Slowing the spread of infection does not have to mean giving up a fitness routine, though. People can perform plenty of exercises at home.

    Source: Medical News Today

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  • How to stay fit when all the gyms are closed

    For many of NC State's faculty and staff, swinging by the gym before work in the morning or on the way home in the evening is a normal part of their day—or at least it was, until the coronavirus pandemic upended everyone's routines.

    Source: Medical Xpress

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  • Should you exercise when you're sick?

    The winter cold and flu season may try to knock out your new year's plans to get or stay healthy, but the good news is you can fight back.

    Source: Medical Xpress

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  • Why stem cells could be the medical innovation of the century

    The current market for stem cell therapies is growing at 36% per year and will rapidly expand when a breakthrough treatment for non-communicable disease or a lifestyle factor occurs.

    Source: Weforum

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  • Strong change of course for muscle research

    Scientists have discovered a new subtype of muscle stem cells. These cells have the ability to build and regenerate new muscles, making them interesting targets for the development of gene therapies.

    Source: Science Daily

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  • Run Smart This Winter -- Here's How

    Cold, wet winter weather doesn't have to put the kibosh on your running. Just follow some basic advice to help you maintain your exercise program safely.

    Source: HealthDay

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  • 7 of the most common winter sports injuries

    Almost all winter sports injuries heal predictably well and patients can return to sport no later than the following season

    Source: Summit Daily

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  • Running research: Heel-toe or toe-heel?

    New research suggests there is no evidence that changing a runner's strike pattern will help prevent injuries or give them a speed boost.

    Source: Science Daily

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  • Strengthen your core to decrease risk of skiing injuries

    Whether you’re skiing competitively or recreationally, strengthening your core will not only help you perform better on the slopes, but can also decrease your risk of injury to ligaments in the knee.

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  • 40 Pro Athletes Who Have Had Stem Cell Treatments

    More and more athletes are turning to stem cell treatments, because the pressure to get back on the field is high and access to these experimental therapies is continuing to increase.

    Source: Bioinformant

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  • Adult Stem Cells for Bone Regeneration and Repair

    The regeneration of bone fractures, resulting from trauma, osteoporosis or tumors, is a major problem in our super-aging society.

    Source: Frontiers

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  • Elite-level video gaming requires new protocols in sports medicine

    Study authors note multiple health issues including blurred vision from excessive screen time, neck and back pain from poor posture, carpal tunnel syndrome from repetitive motion, metabolic dysregulation from prolonged sitting and high consumption of caffeine and sugar, and depression and anxiety resulting from internet gaming disorder.

    Source: Science Daily

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  • Early Sports Specialization: Is It Worth It?

    As sport specialization at the youth and high school levels becomes increasingly popular, parents, coaches and medical professionals are encouraged to understand and help prevent the risk of injury among young athletes. Orthopaedic surgeons are increasingly finding themselves on the front line of the competition, recognizing injury, psychological fatigue and burnout.

    Source: AAOS

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  • Upton getting PRP treatment for knee injury

    Angels outfielder Justin Upton traveled back to Anaheim on Thursday to receive a platelet-rich plasma injection, according to manager Brad Ausmus.

    Source: MLB News

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  • Causes and treatments for burning legs

    It is common to feel burning legs during exercise, or because of sunburn. Other medical conditions can cause nerve damage, which may lead to a burning sensation.

    Source: Medical News Today

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  • The best vitamins and supplements for energy

    Getting regular exercise, eating a balanced diet, maintaining low stress levels, and getting enough sleep each night can all help maintain good energy levels. Can vitamins and supplements also help?

    Source: Medical News Today

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  • How to prevent Little League elbow from causing big problems

    Dominic Johnston was powering through her routine on the bars in 2017 when she felt a stab of pain in her arm.

    Source: Medical Xpress

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  • Strengthen your deltoids to help prevent shoulder injuries

    When it comes to training, the anterior, or front, deltoid muscle gets almost all the attention, while the medial and posterior deltoids get the cold shoulder.

    Source: Medical Xpress

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  • Finding the Right Athletic Shoe

    While it will do some damage to your bank account, you need a sport-specific pair of shoes for any activity you do more than three times a week. Otherwise you risk injury and may hamper your performance.

    Source: Health Day

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  • What Causes Tendon Inflammation?

    Tendons are thick cords that join your muscles to your bones. When tendons become irritated or inflamed, the condition is called tendinitis. Tendinitis causes acute pain and tenderness, making it difficult to move the affected joint.

    Source: Healthline

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  • Tiny rake to repair crumbly old knees by collecting stem cells from the joint

    A rake-like device that sweeps up cells could give new life to arthritic knees. It collects stem cells — which can form new tissue — from the joint lining, then brushes them into blood clots to help the knee heal itself.

    Source: Health Medicinet

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  • What Are Pain Management and Orthobiologic Medical Treatments?

    If you live with chronic pain and don’t want to get addicted to painkillers, you may be wondering what pain management and Orthobiologic medicine treatments are. Chronic pain can significantly hamper your lifestyle making it almost impossible to remain independent, play games with your children or grandchildren or even do your job efficiently. There are new Orthobiologic pain management treatments that may help improve your quality of life without major surgery.

    Source: Times Square Chronicles

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  • BMI may mediate inverse link between fiber intake, knee OA

    The inverse association between fiber intake and the risk for incident symptomatic knee osteoarthritis may be partially mediated by body mass index, according to a study published in the December issue of The Journal of Nutrition.

    Source: Medical Xpress

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