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Fit Middle-Aged Women May Fend Off Dementia Later 14Mar
2018

Fit Middle-Aged Women May Fend Off Dementia Later

WEDNESDAY, March 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- You may spend a lot of time working out, but there's a fitness reward you might not expect: better memory in your senior years. New research finds that being physically...
Dealing With an Exercise-Related Injury

Dealing With an Exercise-Related Injury

12 March 2018
MONDAY, March 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- If you love exercise, one of the hardest parts of suffering an injury is being sidelined. But if you take the time to heal a sprain or strain correctly, you'll get back in...
MONDAY, March 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- If you love exercise, one of the hardest parts of suffering an injury is being sidelined. But if you take the time to heal a sprain or strain correctly, you'll get back in the game faster. First, understand your injury to treat it appropriately. A sprain affects ligaments, the bands of tissue that connect bones at a joint. A strain is damage to muscle and the fibers that attach it to bone. Both injuries are classified from first-degree (the mildest) to third-degree (the most severe). Resist minimizing your injury. If you're in a lot of pain or can't put weight on a limb, call your doctor. Getting the right treatment is essential for a full and healthy recovery. You might need a splint, protective pad or brace, or crutches. According to the...
Major League Pitchers Plagued by Two Types of Injuries

Major League Pitchers Plagued by Two Types of Injuries

10 March 2018
SATURDAY, March 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors can expect to see a host of core and hip/groin injuries among Major League Baseball pitchers. Moreover, these common injuries carry a high risk of re-injury,...
SATURDAY, March 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors can expect to see a host of core and hip/groin injuries among Major League Baseball pitchers. Moreover, these common injuries carry a high risk of re-injury, according to a new study. "Not only are these injuries becoming more prevalent among professional baseball pitchers, but we are also seeing a relatively high rate of re-injury as well," said senior study author Dr. Eric Makhni. He's a sports medicine orthopedic surgeon with Henry Ford Health System in Detroit. "Pitchers with these injuries require an extra 10 days on the disabled list when compared with position players," Makhni added in a Ford news release. Researchers analyzed data from 330 pitchers who were placed on the disabled list in the 2014 and 2015 seasons. Core...
Exercise an Antidote for Aging

Exercise an Antidote for Aging

8 March 2018
THURSDAY, March 8, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- If you want to counter the physical costs of getting old, regular exercise might be your best option, researchers report. The findings "debunk the assumption that aging...
THURSDAY, March 8, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- If you want to counter the physical costs of getting old, regular exercise might be your best option, researchers report. The findings "debunk the assumption that aging automatically makes us more frail," said researcher Janet Lord. She is director of the Institute of Inflammation and Ageing at the University of Birmingham in England. In the study, the team assessed 84 male and 41 female cyclists, aged 55 to 79. The men had to be able to cycle 62 miles in under 6.5 hours, while the women had to be able to cycle 37 miles in 5.5 hours. Unlike a "control group" of adults who did not get regular exercise, the cyclists did not have loss of muscle mass or strength, did not have age-related increases in body fat or cholesterol levels, and their...
After Knee Replacement, Play On
8 March 2018

After Knee Replacement, Play On

THURSDAY, March 8, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Knee replacement patients can continue to enjoy sports -- such as skiing, tennis and dancing -- without worrying that high-impact activities might compromise their new joint, a small, new study finds. The researchers tracked patients for between five and 15 years after knee replacement surgery, known as total knee arthroplasty. They found that sports participation had no significant impact on the longevity of artificial knees. Historically, knee replacement patients are advised against high-impact activities to preserve the new joint. "Patients were coming back for their annual review . . . and were participating in a range of 'prohibited' activities. There were patients competing in downhill skiing and tennis, but there was no wear, no...
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