13 Things You Need To Know About Muscular Dystrophy…

1. The term muscular dystrophy covers a wide range of conditions. Twitter: @rominapuma It’s kind of an umbrella term, says physiotherapist Sunitha Narayan, clinical coordinator in neuromuscular conditions at University Hospital Southampton. “Muscular dystrophy is the term used for a group of inherited genetic conditions that gradually cause weakness of muscles,” Narayan says. “This eventually leads […]

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Skipping diabetes checks ‘can double death risk’

13th July 2017 – People with diabetes who skip their annual checks could be doubling their risk of dying prematurely, according to data published by NHS Digital. Diabetes UK says it underlines the importance for patients to ensure they have at least the 9 potentially life-saving checks recommended by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE). […]

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WE NEED TO STOP WHITEWASHING DISCUSSIONS ABOUT PCOS…

How can we create a more inclusive discussion about the very common endocrine disorder, PCOS? By Toni-Marie Gallardo Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is an endocrine disorder that affects 10% of people with ovaries. It can lead to ovarian cancer, endometrial cancer, problems with ovulation, diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol. It is caused by the body’s overproduction of […]

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Different Types of Physical Therapy…

There are many specialty areas in the field of physical therapy. Although this is well known throughout the profession, it is often overlooked by the general public. Below is a brief description of the five most common specialty areas in physical therapy. Read on to find out what specialty area is most appropriate for you […]

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