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Back Pain: The fast facts

What Is Back Pain? Fast Facts: An Easy-to-Read Series of Publications for the Public http://www.niams.nih.gov/Health_Info/Back_Pain/back_pain_ff.asp Back pain can range from a dull, constant ache to a sudden, sharp pain that makes it hard to…
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Handout on Back Pain from the National institute of health

Handout on Health: Back Pain http://www.niams.nih.gov/Health_Info/Back_Pain/default.asp This publication is for people who have back pain, as well as family members, friends, and others who want to find out more about it. The publication describes…
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Doctors writing prescriptions to get patients active

Canadian doctors are increasingly turning to prescriptions of exercise as a means to prevent and treat a host of illnesses. In Leduc, Alta., south of Edmonton, family doctors realized the authoritative impact of a physician's prescription. For a…
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Exercise 'as Good as Medicines' in Treating Heart Disease and Diabetes

Exercise may be just as good as medication to treat heart disease and should be included as a comparison when new drugs are being developed and tested, scientists say. In a large review published in the British Medical Journal on Wednesday,…
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Choosing the right Footwear

  Wearing the appropriate athletic shoe for specific sports activities can improve comfort and performance, and most importantly, prevent injuries. Sports can place tremendous pressure on the feet, ankles, and legs. Running and jumping,…
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Running Injury Prevention

Tips for a Safe Running Program   Although running injuries are quite common, you can reduce your risk for injury. Be sure to follow the proper conditioning and training programs, wear the appropriate apparel and footwear, and be aware…
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Would you benefit from Orthotics? Here's what research tells us.

Orthotics Custom molded Orthotic devices like these are frequently used to treat various conditions of the foot and ankle. They are often very effective in relieving common lower extremity complaints. Orthotic devices may be recommended for…
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Exercise for Bone Health

Exercise and Bone Health Most people are familiar with many of the benefits of exercise, such as reducing the risk for heart disease and stroke, and preventing obesity. Perhaps not as well understood is the importance of regular physical activity…
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Does Running cause Arthritis?

This review was published in the New York Times. An article in Skeletal Radiology, a well-respected journal, created something of a sensation in Europe last year. It reported that researchers from Danube Hospital in Austria examined the knees…
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Prevent Pain with proper Backpacks

Tips for Proper Use of Backpacks   Backpacks are a popular and practical way for children and teenagers to carry schoolbooks and supplies. They are designed to distribute the weight of the load among some of the body's strongest muscles.…