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Higher Injury Risk For Female Athletes With Higher Estrogen Levels

Amplify’d from www.medicalnewstoday.com In female athletes with chronically higher estrogen levels, differences in the mechanical properties of tendons may lead to a higher risk of injury, according to a study in The Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, official research journal of the National Strength and Conditioning Association. “As such, female athletes may benefit from [...]

Prior Fractures May Raise Older Women’s Odds for Osteoporosis

Amplify’d from www.nlm.nih.gov Older women who suffered bone fractures earlier in life may be at higher risk for osteoporosis today, a new study suggests. When these women develop osteoporosis, their loss in health-related quality of life becomes similar to that experienced by people with arthritis, lung disease, diabetes, and other chronic diseases, said the international [...]

Study:Foot Doctors May Help Diabetics Avoid Amputation

Amplify’d from www.nlm.nih.gov Being treated by a podiatrist helps diabetes patients reduce their risk of amputation, research shows. Podiatrists, also called podiatric physicians, are medical specialists of the foot, ankle and lower leg. “More than half of all amputations in the U.S. are related to diabetes. Podiatrists are detecting conditions that can lead to amputation. [...]

Alcohol, Obesity & High Blood Pressure Increase Gout Risk in Women

Gout is a painful joint condition caused by elevated levels of uric acid which result in the deposition of needle like crystals in the joints. The uric acid precipitates in the coolest areas of the body, which makes the great toe a common areas for gouty attacks. Gout is more common in men than women, [...]

Vitamin D and Calcium Reduce Fracture Risk

A new study finds that Vitamin D with calcium supplementation significantly reduces fracture risk, but Vitamin D supplementation alone does not offer much protection. Researchers from Queen’s Medical Center is Nottingham, England evaluated seven randomized, controlled trials with using Vitamin D with calcium or using Vitamin D alone to prevent fracture risk. Social Bookmarking OptionsBlinklistBloglinesBlogmarksDiggdel.icio.usFacebookFurlMa.gnoliaNewsVineRedditStumbleUponTechnorati

Heel Ultrasound May Help Prevent Osteoporotic Fractures

A DEXA scan, dual-energy X-ray absorbitometry scan, is used to identify low bone mineral density. Identifying individuals with low bone mineral density helps to determine future fracture risk. The calcaneus is the heel bone and a calcaneal ultrasound is a technique used to estimate bone mineral density. It is not as accurate as a DEXA [...]

Travel Increases DVT Risk Three-Fold

A deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a blood clot which forms in the deep veins in the leg. The clot blocks blood flow back to the heart and causes intense pain and inflammation of the leg, particularly the back of the calf. The condition becomes deadly when the clot breaks free and travels to the [...]

Risk of Diabetes Increases with Psoriasis

A new study published in the April issue of the Archives of Dermatology found that women with psoriasis were more likely to develop diabetes and hypertension (high blood pressure). Lead author, Dr. Abrar Qureshi, and colleagues studied 78,061 women from the Nurses’ Health Study II. Of the women in the study, 1,813 had a diagnosis [...]

High Strain, Low Strength Activities Increase Arthritis Risk

Dutch researchers studied the effects of different types of physical activity on knee osteoarthritis in older adults. Four components of physical activity were evaluated in 1678 patients over a 12 year period. Physical activity was categorized into four groups: muscle strength, intensity, mechanical strain, and turning actions. No association was found between the Social Bookmarking [...]