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Might Taking Statins Interfere with Men’s Fitness?

Older men who take cholesterol-lowering statin medications exercise less than men of similar ages who don’t take the drugs, according to a study published June 9, 2014.

Oregon State University researchers analyzed the relationship between self-reported physical activity and statin use in a study of more than 3,000 men whose average age was […]

Finding and Treating the Cause of Running Injuries

A March 18, 2014 press release by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) goes into why physical therapists go beyond the site of pain or other symptoms, to find and treat the root cause. The release is focused on Katie McDonald Netiz, a recreational runner and Runner’s World editor, who for years suffered with […]

Elderly Women Need More Protein Than Generally Recommended, New Study Suggests

The dietary protein requirement for elderly women might be too low for optimal health, according to a new study. Older women could benefit if today’s dietary protein recommendation added 29 percent more protein.

The recommended dietary allowance for all women 19 years and older is 0.36 grams for each pound of body weight. […]

Falls Facts, Prevention Tips

Unintentional falls are the leading injury-related reason for why people seek emergency care, with almost 9 million visits occurring each year, according to the latest data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

According to an October 19, 2010 press release by the American College of Emergency Physicians, there are eye-opening statistics regarding unintentional […]