February, 2015

Injury Focuses Teen's Career Perspective

Monday, February 23rd, 2015

When doctors told Jarrett Mauk he’d torn his anterior cruciate ligament playing basketball, his heart sank, as any athlete’s would. “You hear of all those NBA players that never come back from a torn ACL, or they just aren’t the same,” Mauk said. “But luckily, I had a good surgeon and a successful surgery. I’m...  read more

Bone-loss score may tip off doctors to gum disease in postmenopausal women

Monday, February 23rd, 2015

Postmenopausal women susceptible to bone fractures may also be a higher risk for gum disease, according to researchers at Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine and Case/Cleveland Clinic Postmenopausal Health Collaboration (CCCPOHC). Researchers found a link between postmenopausal women with high scores on a Fracture Assessment Risk Tool (known as FRAX), and symptoms of severe...  read more

Osteoarthritis patients will benefit from jumping exercise

Monday, February 23rd, 2015

Progressive high-impact training improved the patellar cartilage quality of the postmenopausal women who may be at risk of osteoporosis (bone loss) as well as at risk of osteoarthritis. This was found out in the study carry out in the Department of Health Sciences at University of Jyväskylä, Finland. The effects of high-impact exercise were examined on...  read more

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