John Thomas needed two new knees. Contributing to his joint pain was his struggle to lose weight. Over the years, he gained until he was over 500 pounds.
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.