Entries Tagged as 'Health'

The Identification And Prevention Of Low Back Disorders. Part 4

May 16th, 2012 · Comments Off

For the sake of retaining reasonable length to this article it must be sufficient to state that the lumbar region of the human spine is subject to enormous and continuous mechanical forces which create an increased likelihood of potential injury.

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The Identification And Prevention Of Low Back Disorders. Part 3

May 16th, 2012 · Comments Off

According to Hollingsworth and Watson, age is moderately correlated with performance on the Depression scale of MMPI and sex is negatively correlated with performance on the Hysteria scale of the MMPI. According to the multiple regression analysis utilized, no interrelationships of particular strength or significance was found with regard to the set of predictor variables.

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The Identification And Prevention Of Low Back Disorders. Part 2

May 16th, 2012 · Comments Off

Preventive Training Approaches Since the majority of low back traumas occur as a result of an acute or chronic exposition of the musculo-skeletal system to forces which supersede the momentary potential of the affected anatomical region, it makes very good sense to condition those historically vulnerable areas.

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The Identification And Prevention Of Low Back Disorders. Part 1

May 16th, 2012 · Comments Off

The incidence of low back disorders in the U. S. has been substantially documented in the literature and described as epidemic in magnitude. The cost of low back related treatment and disability has been estimated at approximately ten billion dollars annually.

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What You Can Do About Skin Problems During Pregnancy

May 8th, 2012 · Comments Off

Good skin care is important throughout a woman’s life and shouldn’t be neglected during pregnancy. “Gentle measures” is the prescription from Dr. Sarah Myers of Duke University School of Medicine. Practice gentle skin care. Avoid irritants like harsh scrubbing creams and exfoliators. Avoid hot baths; use warm water. Use emollients liberally. Note that creams are [...]

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Adjusting HRT to Avoid Bleeding. Part 2

April 27th, 2012 · Comments Off

Another way of giving hormones is “cyclic therapy.” With this regimen, the progestin component (Provera is the most commonly prescribed progestin) is only given for part of the month; the estrogen may be given daily or for only part of the month as well. More often than not, women on cyclic therapy will have bleeding [...]

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Adjusting HRT to Avoid Bleeding. Part 1

April 27th, 2012 · Comments Off

Q.I’m 59 and haven’t had a period since I was 48. Recently my family doctor decided I should be on hormone therapy and put me on Prempro (.625/2.5mg). After taking it for three months, I started bleeding. I’ve now had three five-day periods, spaced two weeks apart. I called my doctor’s office and was told [...]

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Tomato May Help Prevent Prostate Cancer

April 27th, 2012 · Comments Off

Initial findings suggest that tomato lycopene — the stuff that gives tomatoes their color — may help prevent certain kinds of cancer, including prostate cancer.

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Summer Injuries

April 19th, 2012 · Comments Off

The weather is warm and nothing can keep you from your favorite outdoor sports or exercise. But be careful — whether you jog, bike or hike this summer, you’re more prone to foot and ankle injuries.

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Reducing the Stress in Your Life

April 11th, 2012 · Comments Off

You can take an active role in reducing stress and lowering your risk of experiencing health problems. Here are five simple ways to calm frazzled nerves:

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