Half of Americans have diabetes or a high risk for it — and many of them are unaware.

That’s right. The metabolic condition is about as American as you can get, according to a new national report card on diabetes released Tuesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The report shows that nearly half of Americans have diabetes or prediabetes, which puts them at high risk for the condition. A good number of these […]

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13 Things You Need To Know About Muscular Dystrophy…

1. The term muscular dystrophy covers a wide range of conditions. 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 to a […]

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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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