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March 23, 2017

Wasted treatments for knee pain have racked up millions of dollars in medical bills, researchers reported Tuesday.

Patients who had knee replacements went through treatments such as injections that did not help, that are not recommended, and that accounted for a third o...

Falls are a leading cause of death and disability in the elderly, and also contribute to rising healthcare costs. In 2012, a research team from Duke-NUS Medical School (Duke-NUS) in Singapore teamed up with the Singapore General Hospital (SGH), Changi General Hospital...

February 10, 2017

Low back pain can be crippling for adults, but new research suggests many children experience the condition, as well.

According to a study published online today by JAMA Pediatrics, low back pain in school-aged children becomes increasingly common the older kids get....

Replacement of sedentary time with light physical activity reduced the risk of functional limitation in patients with knee osteoarthritis, according to an abstract presented at the American College of Rheumatology Annual Meeting.

“Knee osteoarthritis [(OA)] is a common...

February 8, 2017

Working up a sweat with sports, games and exercise could protect children aged six to eight from developing depression symptoms during childhood, researchers in Norway have found.

Several studies have previously identified the protective effect of exercise against depre...

April 4, 2016

According to a recently published Cochrane Review, the benefits of interventions—such as sit-stand desks—to reduce the amount of time workers sit during the day are still uncertain.


In the new review, a team of Cochrane researchers examined 20 studies of various strate...

March 11, 2016

From a study sponsored through a grant from the Health Care Cost Institute, researchers from the University of Washington and George Washington University.


"A recent analysis of private insurance data adds more weight to the argument that seeing a physical therapist (P...

Statistics show that close to one in three adolescents report back pain, according to new findings published in the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.


During their research, the study authors found that even with advanced and expensive tests, incl...

Think you can predict how long it will take an athlete with a hamstring injury to return to play based on the athlete's history and an initial clinical examination? Some researchers say you probably can't—and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) probably won't help.


In a s...

February 22, 2016

Soft tissue stretching is an important part of staying healthy and preventing injury. This is true for everyone and not just athletes.


Take the time to address this now so you won't pay for it later on.


TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) -- Jered Weaver always kept up with his cardiova...

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