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One-legged Balance Test Offers Glimpse at Brain Health

The ability to balance on one leg for 20 seconds or longer is an important test for brain health, according to a new study. One’s inability to do the task is linked to an increased risk for small blood vessel damage in the brain and reduced cognitive, or decision-making, thinking and memory, function in […]

Bracing for Spinal Compression Fractures Might Not be Necessary

Osteoporosis-related compression fractures in the spine are often treated with bracing. But a recent study shows patients who wore the braces did no better than patients who did not. The study, published December 3, 2014 in the Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, found that patients with the spinal compression fractures who wore braces […]

Five-minute Walks Help to Undo Physical Harm from Prolonged Sitting

Researchers have studied the harmful health effects from prolonged sitting. Sitting for hours at a time for work, while watching television or even when driving is associated with risk factors that lead to heart and metabolic disease. It turns out, however, that it’s fairly easy to avoid potential health problems from sitting, simply by […]

Hip Fracture Repair Surgery Leads to Lifetime Health and Financial Benefits, According to New Study

The surgical repair of hip fractures not only increases quality of life and mobility, but also cuts lifetime health care costs by more than $65,000 each patient, according to a new study.

Hip fracture is a common occurrence among especially older people. More than 300,000 Americans suffer a hip fracture each year, often […]