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6 Do’s and Don’ts for Athletes Losing Weight

Tags: athletes, calories and weight loss, exercise, healthy diet, sugar, weight gain, weight loss

If you're an athlete who wants to lose weight for a performance edge, find out the best ways to go about it -- and what to avoid.


Injured During Marathon Training? Here’s How to Get Back In Stride

Tags: marathon, marathons, runner, running, sports medicine

Marathon runners push the body’s limit to increase their exercise capacity. But they shouldn't ignore recurrent pain or discomfort that lasts after adequate rest. Find expert tips to recovering from injury.

Water Therapy

Painful Joints? You Can Try a Treadmill in a Swimming Pool

Tags: arthritis, joints, swimming, water-based therapy

Aquatic therapy uses water's natural weightlessness to relieve stress on joints and provide a quicker, more painless rehabilitation. This can even involve riding a treadmill in a swimming pool.

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How to Choose the Best Energy-Boosting Bars and Gels

Tags: artificial sweeteners, fiber, healthhub number, nutrition bars, sports

When it comes to offering the best health benefits and sports performance, energy bars and sports gels are not all created equal. Find tips to choosing the best ones or you.


7 Things You Should Know About Vasculitis

Tags: blood vessels, vascular disorders, vasculitis

Although vasculitis is rare, awareness of the disease and its symptoms is important. That’s because treatment exists for almost all forms of vasculitis and is more effective in preventing organ damage when diagnosed early.

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You and Fibromyalgia: How to Take Charge

Tags: anxiety, chronic pain, depression, fatigue, fibromyalgia, stress

Myths abound about fibromyalgia, a condition marked by chronic pain, fatigue and anxiety. The pain is real, but it can be controlled. Here are the facts.

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Tendonitis or Bursitis? Your Best Treatments Begin at Home

Tags: achilles tendonitis, bursitis, elbow, elbow pain, inflammation, knee, knee pain, rotator cuff, shoulder, shoulder pain

It’s tempting to head straight to the doctor with pain, but tendonitis and bursitis can often be treated successfully with rest, ice and anti-inflammatories. Advanced treatments are also available if home remedies fail.

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How to Eat Healthy at Your Favorite Restaurants

Tags: healthy diet, nutrition, weekend

Our licensed sports nutritionist offers advice for healthy dining out, whether at an ethnic restaurant, steakhouse, pizzeria or fast food place.

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Runners: How to Fix Your Form

Tags: foot health, gait, running

When you run, do you turn your foot inward or swing your arms too high? It’s hard to know your own habits, but a physical therapist can help with a gait analysis, which shows runners how to become more efficient and prevent injury.


Remarkable Story of a Girl and a Disfiguring Tumor (Video)

Tags: fibrous dysplasia, genetic disorder, genetics, video

An aggressive case of dysplasia disfigured her face, but couldn’t destroy her spirit. Find out how she braved 11 surgeries – and finally won.