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The Twists And Turns Of Rare Genetic Disorder: FOP

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The Twists And Turns Of Rare Genetic Disorder: FOP

What is FOP? Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva (FOP) is also called as “stone man disorder”. It is a connective tissue disorder and is quite rare. A transformation of the body’s healing mechanism triggers fibrous tissue to be solidified when damaged. The tissues here include muscles, tendons and ligaments. In many cases, the damage can lead the…

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How To Spot An Arthritic Condition

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How To Spot An Arthritic Condition

My mother used to knit socks, hats, sweaters, scarves, and other items. She would send these items to relatives or donate to various church sales throughout the year.  She enjoyed knitting, which may explain why we never had a cat. Once I left home I noticed that she wasn’t knitting anymore. I have no idea…

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Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Rest And Recovery Tips

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Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Rest And Recovery Tips

Many newcomers to Brazilian Jiu Jitsu greatly underestimate the importance of rest and recovery. While it may not be as fun or exciting as grappling with an opponent, it’s still equally as important. If you don’t give your body the rest it needs after intense physical activity, you won’t be able to perform with your…

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Physiotherapy Services in Ontario Has Just Got Better

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Physiotherapy Services in Ontario Has Just Got Better

The elderly in Ontario, Canada, can now heave a sigh of relief. They are now eligible for a wider and better physiotherapy services, based on a plan by the government. The government has decided to widen the coverage of the physiotherapy services it offers to its citizens. As a result, the number of recipients who…

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How To Get Fit While Working On Your Garden

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How To Get Fit While Working On Your Garden

Image by ChodHound Are you ready to combine gardening and getting fit?  Make sure you are wearing suitable clothing, put on some music and remember to keep hydrated! Warm up It is very important to stretch and warm up your muscles before you embark on any exercise program to reduce muscle strain, fatigue, and the…

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Adding Ergonomics For A Better Workspace

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Adding Ergonomics For A Better Workspace

There seems to be a large population of Americans who spend most of their workday in an office environment. Sitting in front of a computer station and typing away for several hours at a time can be extremely strenuous on your body, considering there is little movement on your part. Think of all of the…

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Finger, Hand and Wrist Pain

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Finger, Hand and Wrist Pain

If you are anything like the majority of society, you probably spend a large portion of your day using electronics. Tablets, computers, phones, TVs, and game consoles are a large part of our days. Injuries from the use of these products are common, and in some cases, can cause serious harm to the body. If…

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Bounce Your Way To Office Health

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Bounce Your Way To Office Health

Ergonomics is the combination of two words ergon (work) and nomos (natural law). It refers to the study of workers’ relationship to their environment, especially to their office equipment and even more especially to their furniture. It’s something that most people have heard of, but which few people actually seriously consider. Until they’re almost crippled…

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Should Medical Marijuana Be Legalised?

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Should Medical Marijuana Be Legalised?

Marijuana is now legal in 18 states in the US for medical use with Massachusetts being the most recent to legalise its prescription and use for medical reasons. Since it was first used nearly 5,000 years ago it has brought a variety of benefits to patients of many diseases and while the drug still has…

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You Won’t Believe Some Of These Facts About The Human Spine

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You Won't Believe Some Of These Facts About The Human Spine

You know the phrase “Put your back into it.” Well, it’s good advice because your back provides your body with its strength and functionality, but please, don’t put your back too hard into it because your spine is the most important thing you’ve got going. Your backbone is arguably the most fascinating thing about the…

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