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Best Steps for Getting Ready to Run a Road Race

Tags: dehydration, exercise, heat exhaustion, hydration, runner, running

Signed up to run a road race? Don't forget to plan. Hydration and increasing your running miles slowly during training can play key roles in your performance on race day


Is Your Shoulder Pain Actually Caused by a Neck Problem?

Is Your Shoulder Pain Actually a Neck Problem?

Tags: arthritis, Great Pretenders Series, joint pain, neck pain, pain relief, shoulder pain, spine

Neck pain may signal a shoulder problem, and shoulder pain may signal a neck problem. Symptoms can overlap, too. Learn how experts tell the difference, and steps you can take to feel better.


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If Your Immune System Is Compromised, Can You Get Vaccinated?

Tags: arthritis, HIV, rheumatoid arthritis, shingles, vaccines

Whether your system is affected by conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis or HIV or compromised by medications, check with your health care provider before receiving a vaccine.


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3 Vital Ingredients to Keeping Your Bones Healthy

Tags: bone density, bone health, broken bone, calcium, exercise, health screenings, osteoporosis, vitamin D, vitamin d deficiency, vitamins and supplements

Although osteoporosis overwhelmingly affects women, it's not just a female problem. Osteoporosis affects more than half of U.S. adults, about a quarter of whom are men.


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Try These 4 Dynamic Exercise Warm-Ups (Video)

Tags: exercise, fitness, runner, running, stretching, video, videos

Doing a functional warm-up instead of static stretching offers various benefits. Watch to learn how to do walking lunges, sumo squat side lifts, butt kicks and toy soldiers.


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How You Can Avoid an Infection from a Salon Pedicure

Tags: feet, foot health, pedicure, safety standards, summer safety, warts

It’s fresh into sandal season, and you need your feet to look sexy and pretty. So it’s off to the salon for a pedicure. But where you go can be the difference between pedi-heaven — or pedi-pain.


5 Tips to Prevent Exercise-Related Injury

Want to Start Exercising? These 5 Tips Can Help You Prevent Injury

Tags: exercise, heart disease, heat, ice, injury, prevention, running, sports injury

If you're in an exercise rut, remember it's not too late to start moving. Find five expert tips to getting started as well as insights about whether you're experiencing normal soreness or possible injury.


Walking During Long Runs Can Improve Your Fitness

How Walking During Long Runs Can Improve Your Fitness

Tags: exercise, heart health, marathon, running, walking

A recent study found that periodically walking during long runs doesn’t cost you any benefits to your heart health -- and may even save some wear and tear on your muscles. This is especially true for non-elite runners.


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Hands On: Tips for Dealing With Your Arthritis Hand Pain

Tags: arthritis, chronic pain, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis

Beyond medical treatments, you can take steps on your own — and with the help of experts — to get a grip on hand pain from arthritis.


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Pregnant? Find Out About Sickle Cell Risks for Your Baby

Tags: bone marrow transplant, genetic disorder, genetic testing, genetics, pregnancy, sickle cell disease (SCD), stem cells

Get answers about sickle cell disease and understand the risks associated with this inherited disorder. A pediatric hematologist discusses what you need to know.