Items Tagged ‘Bones Joints & Muscles’

November 1, 2016

Spinal Cord Stimulator Eases Pain Without Limitations for Paul Hesson

By Alyse Brunella Alyse Brunella

Paul Hesson was diagnosed with degenerative disc disease at 38 years old. Doctors told Paul that he had the back of a 75-year-old. He experienced severe pain and joint stiffness and knew he needed to visit a neurosurgeon. Paul visited Dr. Ronald Reimer, a neurosurgeon at Mayo Clinic, to discuss his options and learn more […]

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Tags: Bones Joints & Muscles


October 26, 2016

Are backpacks hurting your students’ backs?

By Ali Skahan Ali Skahan

Many kids get excited about picking out a backpack for the school year; it lets them put style and personality into a basic school necessity. But picking a stylish backpack doesn’t always mean it’s the best for their health. Mayo Clinic found that many students’ backpacks weigh more than 15 percent of their body weight, […]

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Tags: About Kids & Teens, Bones Joints & Muscles


September 12, 2016

The Best Exercise for Arthritis, COPD, and Type 2 Diabetes

By Ali Skahan Ali Skahan

Everyone’s been told that exercise is a great way to lose weight, but even if you’re not trying to slim down, the benefits go far beyond just trimming your waistline. Certain exercises can help with diseases like COPD and type 2 diabetes. Mayo Clinic found that even strengthening your muscles help take pressure off the […]

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Tags: Bones Joints & Muscles, Diabetes & Endocrine


August 17, 2016

The Disorder You May Not Know You Have

By Ali Skahan Ali Skahan

We all run into those moments where we notice abnormal things with our bodies that often cause us to self-diagnose or overlook reasons why they happen. While you may not have heard of Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome or EDS, Mayo Clinic says it’s more common than you might think. EDS is an inherited disorder that affects connective […]

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Tags: Bones Joints & Muscles, Heart & Blood Health


August 15, 2016

Seamstress Moving and Sewing Again After Complex Spine Surgery for Scoliosis

By Ali Skahan Ali Skahan

At the young age of 12, Kimberly Kimmons was diagnosed with scoliosis. Sadly, her family didn’t have the resources to have it properly addressed, which lead Kim down a road of fighting through the pain as her condition continued to worsen. Eventually Kim had to give up her active lifestyle and began struggling to sit […]

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Tags: Bones Joints & Muscles, Chronic Pain, Visiting Mayo Clinic


August 12, 2016

Olympic Athletes and Cupping: Does It Work?

By Ali Skahan Ali Skahan

If you’ve been watching the summer games, you may have noticed some of the athletes, specifically swimmers, sporting some polka-dotted skin. These marks are actually bruises, resulting from a Chinese medicine therapy known as “cupping,” that is said to increase blood supply to a specific area. While athletes are using it in recovery to help […]

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Tags: Bones Joints & Muscles, Physical Therapy & Rehab


August 9, 2016

You’ve been sitting at your desk all wrong, says science

By Alyse Brunella Alyse Brunella

Do you ever catch yourself slouched at your desk, only to spring up because you remember the importance of good posture? Learning basic office ergonomics is important. That’s why Mayo Clinic shared tips for good posture such as aligning your eyes with the part of your screen you focus on most. Making these adjustments might […]

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July 19, 2016

Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month

By Ali Skahan Ali Skahan

It’s a common misconception that arthritis only affects the elderly, but kids can develop it too. In fact, juvenile arthritis affects nearly 300,000 children in the US. In honor of Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month, learn the common symptoms.

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Tags: Bones Joints & Muscles, Kids & Teens


July 11, 2016

Desperate for Relief From Pain, Teen Wanted His Foot Amputated. Today, He’s Back on Both Feet

By Ali Skahan Ali Skahan

At the young age of 16, Connor Bleakly asked his father for something you wouldn’t expect most teenagers to ask for: a foot amputation. After struggling with chronic pain in his left foot his entire life, Connor was ready to let it go. But his dad, David, convinced him to give it one last shot […]

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Tags: Bones Joints & Muscles, Chronic Pain, Physical Therapy & Rehab


July 6, 2016

African American Bone Marrow Awareness Month

By Ali Skahan Ali Skahan

When it comes to being charitable, bone marrow donation may not sound as easy as a clothes drive, but it is way more valuable. According to Be The Match, a patient’s best chance of finding a matching bone marrow donor is with someone of similar ancestry, and African American’s represent only 6% of the total […]

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Tags: Autoimmune Diseases, Bones Joints & Muscles, Cancer, Heart & Blood Health, Transplants