Smoking Has Long-Lasting Effects on DNA

Smoking Has Long-Lasting Effects on DNA

A new study finds that smoking cigarettes can leave a lasting imprint on DNA. This bad habit can alter more than 7,000 genes, which in turn can contribute to the development of smoking-related diseases, such as cancer, COPD, heart disease, and more. Cigarette smoking remains the leading preventable cause of death worldwide, accounting for nearly
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Exercise Training + Patient Education for Neck Pain

Exercise Training + Patient Education for Neck Pain

Exercise training and patient education are both common approaches for helping people with neck pain. Multiple studies have emerged to help find the most cost-effective path for patients. This often involves breaking common treatment ideas into their components and seeing if we can get the same results with less investment. A recent, randomized-controlled trial takes
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Best Exercises for Staying Healthy and Independent

Best Exercises for Staying Healthy and Independent

As we age, it is important to take part in physical activity to stay healthy and independent. There are so many benefits of exercising, from protecting us from diseases to boosting our mood. The National Institutes of Health recommends these four types of exercise to maximize those benefits.   Strength exercises – builds muscle, increases
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Start PT Within 96 Hours for Whiplash

Start PT Within 96 Hours for Whiplash

Studies show that physical therapy treatment should begin within 96 hours for those diagnosed with whiplash. In the past, the standard treatment for whiplash has been pain control, rest, and a soft-cervical collar but these recent studies suggest a more active approach at the onset of the injury. A more active approach in the early
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Poor Balance May Signal Higher Risk of Dementia

Poor Balance May Signal Higher Risk of Dementia

A new study analyzed the association between four different measures of physical performance and the risk of dementia for great-grandparents. The researchers, from the University of California at Irvine, observed a strong link between dementia risk and poor performance on the standing balance test. Additionally, a small association was also found between developing dementia and
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