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Exercise Improves Function, Quality of Life in People with Parkinson’s Disease

Simple movements required for daily living and physical balance can be challenging for people with Parkinson’s disease. A new study suggests a physical therapist-led exercise program may help improve patients’ balance, ability to move and quality of life. In some cases, regular exercise can lessen falls, which is a big problem for people suffering […]

Is Exercise the “Oil” Older, Worn Joints Need?

For those suffering from arthritis or other muscle and joint pain and stiffness, exercise might be the last thing on their minds. But new research suggests exercise might be just what the doctor ordered. Researchers at the Hospital for Special Surgery report regular exercise can lessen pain, reduce stiffness and diminish fatigue associated with […]

Running Doesn’t Hurt Knees and Might Help Them

If you haven’t run because you’re afraid it might damage your knees and cause osteoarthritis, it might be time to lace up and take a jog! A new study suggests that not only does running not hurt knees but regular running at any age could actually help protect knees from developing knee osteoarthritis.

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Men Get Osteoporosis, Too

Women are not the only ones who need to be concerned about the progressive bone loss and increased fracture risk that result from osteoporosis. Up to one in four men older than 50 will break a bone because of osteoporosis. Despite this risk, older men are less likely than women to receive osteoporosis screening […]