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Are calcium supplements harmful, even if you stay short of the maximum dose?

Background In the past 10-15 years, thinking on calcium supplementation has shifted significantly. In 2001, a National Institutes of Health (NIH) Consensus Development Panel on Osteoporosis made the ...
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Are there any side effects to cracking knuckles?

A common medical myth is that cracking your knuckles causes arthritis, but is has been shown that cracking your knuckles, and popping your joints in general, will not raise your risk for developing ...
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Is there any adverse effect to my feet if I wear running shoes all the time?

From what I understand you asking if any type of acute or chronic musculoskeletal issues will arise due to wearing cushioned shoes during a trip. If this is the question: No this is perfectly fine....
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Musculoskeletal vs. muscular disorders

I only partly agree with previous answer and would like to contrast some of the points suggesting that "muskuloskeletal disorders is a term used in occupational medicine". According to the ...
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What are long term complications of mild to moderate leg length discrepancy?

Two Types of Leg Length Discrepancies (LLD) Just a heads up it's pretty tough to give a general answer to such an involved area (I tried lol). I’m forced to leave quite a bit out as there are so many ...
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Why are inflammatory arthritides worse at night and in the morning?

Although the etiology is unknown, we have a bit of an idea of its pathophysiology Etiology of RA is unknown. Although the impact of genetic factors is obvious, the genetic basis is not sufficient ...
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Why is patting your head and rubbing your belly at the same time considered difficult to do?

Most of the multi-tasks performed usually links to different parts of the brain. However, if you try to perform a multi-task that calls two regions of the brain in the same area, the communication ...
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Musculoskeletal vs. muscular disorders

This is more the matter of the usage of the terms rather than an actual categorization. "Musculoskeletal disorders" is a term used in occupational medicine that refers to "minor" ...
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What diseases can ginseng supplement treat?

First, it is important to realize that there are two main types of ginseng in wide use: Asian ginseng and American ginseng. The Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center has information on both types. ...
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Why do broken ribs not lead to more complications?

Ribs have an important role to play: they protect the internal organs of the chest from injury. They wouldn't be very good at it if something as minor as a break was likely to allow a rib to poke and ...
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Is there any adverse effect to my feet if I wear running shoes all the time?

It was not specified what kind of "trip" is planned. Extreme weather, height (mountains), ground conditions are quite decisive variables to consider. Then of course there is also the length of the ...
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Is there any adverse effect to my feet if I wear running shoes all the time?

Dealing with the exact same issue many times, I can tell you that the only troublesome outcome of this would be your running shoes wearing out faster. For example, after 8 months instead of 12 - the ...
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How to walk with a Broken collarbone and Leg?

Bones should be maximally immobilized. It is very painful and dangerous to move otherwise. It is possible to walk, using only one crutch (I know this by practice). Probably it is possible to use ...
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