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6 Ways to Improve Your Run

Since the release of the book Born to Run, there has been a surge in people interested in barefoot running. The touted benefits include changing your stride to a more natural one, making it shorter and more compact. Your feet, too, get stronger as th...

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Warning Signs of Low Testosterone

Testosterone is the male sex hormone produced by the testes, starting in the eighth week of a fetus’ life and continuing throughout a man’s life. Hormone levels vary with age, peaking in early adulthood, then decreasing slightly as a man ages. But as ...

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Treatment

9 Treatments for Arthritis of the Hands

Osteoarthritis in the hands is the most common form of the condition. In fact, symptoms occur in nearly all women over the age of 70. It develops when the cartilage in the fingers and hand joints begins to break down, causing pain, inflammation and s...

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Computer-Assisted Knee Replacement Surgery: Myths vs. Facts

For years, the thought of robotics in surgery has provided hope for the future of countless medical procedures. Robotics can be used to guide instruments, provide more precision in cutting, require less space with which to operate, and, as a result, ...

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Lifestyle

Spartan Race Fenway Park: A Review

And we’re back again with How Much Can My Body Take: The Chronicles, my adventures in stupidity. When we last left our misguided leader, I had just tackled the 11-mile Tough Mudder race in Frederick, MD. Before that, it was the Insanity: Fast and Fur...

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7 Causes of Low Testosterone

Testosterone is the predominant male sex hormone produced by the body. As a man ages, testosterone levels will decrease naturally; however, a steep decrease in testosterone could be the product of a more serious condition. If symptoms seem out of the ...

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10 Ways to Boost Testosterone

Metabolism, muscle growth, mood regulation and cognitive function are all controlled by testosterone. Unfortunately, most men lose about 1.5 percent of their testosterone per year after the age of 30. So how can a man reverse a reduction in testoster...

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Warning Signs of Low Testosterone

Testosterone is the male sex hormone produced by the testes, starting in the eighth week of a fetus’ life and continuing throughout a man’s life. Hormone levels vary with age, peaking in early adulthood, then decreasing slightly as a man ages. But as ...

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5 Non-Prescription Ways to Treat ADHD

For many children, medications can work successfully in diminishing the symptoms of ADHD. Yet there are instances where medications don’t work as well as parents had hoped or they have so many side effects that the child stops taking them. Another op...

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How Cell Phones Can Be Bad For Your Health

No question that cell phones have become central to most people’s lives—from texting friends to checking Facebook and Twitter to getting updates on the weather, news and sports. But recent research suggests that using cell phones so much can have a n...