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How to know if you have tendinitis

Have you ever been playing tennis or golf, and during that initial swing you feel a sharp pain in your shoulder or elbow? While typing on the keyboard at work does your wrist suddenly become stiff and tender to the touch? The pain you are feeling could be from tendinitis. Tendinitis (sometimes spelled “tendonitis”) is a common condition that is ...

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What happens to your body when you exercise?

Starting a new exercise routine may seem overwhelming, but regular physical activity is one of the most important things you can do for your health, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). When beginning to exercise, studies show that changes can occur to the body’s heart, muscles, fat, bones and even the brain. Exercise also helps to ...

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Should kids steer clear of the monkey bars?

Concussions and other traumatic brain injuries are significantly on the rise in children, and it’s not because of sports. A new study from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) finds that playground accidents are the culprit, resulting in an average of 21,000 traumatic brain injuries per year among kids ages 14 and younger. “It’s not just sports,” ...

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Can a positive attitude impact your heart?

Being happy might have more overall health benefits than one might think, according to a study published by the American Heart Association (AHA). The study showed that people diagnosed with heart disease who have a positive attitude are likely to exercise more and live longer than those who are not as optimistic. Researchers used a questionnaire to determine the moods ...

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Who starts drinking earlier: Boys or girls?

Girls in the United States are more likely to take their first full alcoholic drink at a younger age than boys, according to a new study. The study, conducted by researchers at Michigan State University (MSU), looked at data from 12 years of national drug and alcohol use surveys, focusing on 12- to 24-year-olds. Most public health concern and education ...

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Tips for preventing and treating motion sickness

You’re on the move. Feeling dizzy? Fatigued? Nauseous? Motion sickness is a common problem that can make even the simple task of riding in a car, train, plane or boat a stressful event. There are several parts of the body that combine to let the brain know that your body is moving. When one part of the balance-sensing system – ...

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Why Americans have a shorter life expectancy

Accounting for more than 100,000 deaths per year, automobile crashes, shootings and drug poisonings are major contributors to the lower life expectancy for U.S. men and women. A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association compared the gap in life expectancy between the United States and 12 comparable countries. According to the study, U.S. men had a ...

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Do you look older than your age? Here’s why

If you look older than your actual age, it might not be entirely your fault. A new study has isolated a specific gene that plays a clear role in a person’s appearance. Past research has acknowledged that one’s appearance is significantly influenced by environmental or lifestyle factors, such as sun exposure, smoking or overall “hard living.” But Dutch and British ...

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