The health benefits of exercise are no secret. Getting enough exercise helps maintain a healthy weight, can help prevent cardiovascular disease and improves sleep habits. But many people may not realize that appropriate exercise can help slow the progression of Parkinson’s disease, a chronic, progressive neurologic disease that affects movement.
The Philadelphia Inquirer’s Tom Avril recently reported on coronary brachytherapy, a technique to treat restenosis in the heart, that had once fallen out of favor.
If you had asked Jacqueline Lutz this time last year if she could see herself running a half marathon, she would have laughed and called you crazy. Now, she’s on track to complete her first race.
Wendi Wildman, RN, CDE, describes diabetes in America as an iceberg. In 2014, the CDC reported 29 million people in the United States had a diabetes diagnosis; another 86 million Americans are in the pre-diabetes range, which lurks below the surface of general awareness. Even scarier, many people with diabetes or pre-diabetes don’t even know they have it.
When Cassie Hepler arrived at spinal neurosurgeon Joshua Heller’s office, she had been suffering from scoliosis for many years and was getting progressively worse.