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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.


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Do You Have a Stiff Neck? Try These Simple Remedies

Tags: chronic pain, electronics, ibuprofen, inflammation, neck pain, sleep, stretching

With so many of us gazing into computers or staring down at our smart phones most of the day, it’s no wonder nearly 20 percent of us have experienced neck pain within the past three months.


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11 Conditions You Can Develop If You Have Psoriatic Arthritis

Tags: arthritis, diabetes, obesity, osteoporosis, psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis

Patients with psoriatic arthritis need to be aware of their risk of conditions that often accompany the disease, including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, IBD and eye disease.


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What New Rheumatoid Arthritis Research Means for You

Tags: arthritis, genetics, rheumatoid arthritis

Researchers have started to answer important questions: Can we predict the severity of rheumatoid arthritis, and can we predict how patients will respond to aggressive treatment?


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If You Are a Cancer Survivor, There’s Help for Lingering Symptoms

Tags: cancer, cancer survivors, exercise, fatigue, lymphedema, rehabilitation, sleep apnea

Even after you’re declared “cancer-free,” there can lingering symptoms. What many cancer patients do not realize is that there is support at this stage: specially trained doctors and therapists who can help.


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Do’s and Don’ts of Caring for Your Child’s Cast

Tags: broken bone, casts, growing pains of parenting, skin care, skin infection

What should your child do if the skin under his cast itches? What if her cast gets wet? Follow these do’s and don’ts of cast care for kids.


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Surprising Dangers of Trampolines for Kids

Tags: broken bone, Concussions, growing pains of parenting, spine, study, youth sports

Trampolines are popular among kids and adults – but they're dangerous. Our expert gives his take on the best way to avoid injury.


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4 Foam Roller Exercises for Your Legs and Lower Body (Video)

Tags: exercise, exercise plan, muscles, stretching, video, videos

Watch a demonstration of four foam rolling exercises for the hip flexors and quadriceps, outer thigh muscles, hamstrings and gluteal muscles. They will increase you range of motion and improve blood flow.