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Physical Therapists Help People Achieve Fitness throughout Their Lives

World Physical Therapy Day is around the corner, on September 8, 2013. And the message that physical therapists are sending to people to create awareness about what they do is: Physical therapists can help people become fit and active contributors to society, whatever their physical limitations or stage of life.

Physical therapists treat millions […]

Exercise, Alone, Reduces Fat Stored in the Heart, Liver and Abdomen of People with Type 2 Diabetes

Moderate-intensity exercise reduces dangerous fat accumulations around the heart, in the liver and in the abdomen of people with type 2 diabetes mellitus. This is even in the absence of any dietary changes, according to a study published online in June 2013 in the journal Radiology.

Dutch researchers studied the effects of exercise on […]

Scientists Stop Osteoarthritis in Its Tracks

Scientists at Johns Hopkins studying mice with anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears have made important observations about why osteoarthritis occurs and, possibly, how to stop it. The researchers found that not only is cartilage, or cushioning of the joints, important in osteoarthritis progress, but also bone underneath the cartilage. And by blocking a bone regulation […]

Were You Double-jointed as a Teen? You could be at Higher Risk for Joint Pain into Adulthood.

Double-jointed or hypermobile adolescents are at greater risk for developing musculoskeletal pain as they age. This pain occurs especially in the shoulders, knees, ankles and feet, researchers report in February 2013 in the scientific journal Arthritis & Rheumatism.

In fact, children with joint hypermobility are about twice as likely as children who are not […]