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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 recommendation that calcium should be supplemented to maintain daily intake 1000 - 1500 mg/day in older adults. The reasoning behind this was that calcium is ...


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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 arthritis.1 It has also been shown to not cause degenerative joint disease in your hand joints in old age.2 However, cracking your knuckles does have some risks. ...


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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. The cushioning will actually be beneficial if you're doing any type of extended walking. The only case where this could cause any type of issue would be ...


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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 International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems 10th Revision (ICD-10) of the WHO (which is used by hospitals, health prof. and ...


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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 causes, tests, treatments etc. True LLD Simply put there is an anatomical or structural difference (L) vs (R) Typically these are congenital (i.e ...


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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 to explain the triggering of the immune insult. - pubmed - ncbi As you have mentioned, the circadian rhythm of cytokines has something to do with the classical ...


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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. Uses of Asian Ginseng Treating angina, a form of chest pain Treating diabetes Treating HIV/AIDS Stimulate the immune system Treating sexual dysfunction ...


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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 puncture things. The ribs act as a unit (they all move at the same time) and they offer a lot of protection to the heart, lungs, etc., because they are ...


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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" and mainly chronic disorders (mainly overuse injuries) that affect motion and include disorders of the muscles (chronic strain, myofascial pain), tendons (...


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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 trip. A 4 day business trip to a coastal city in temperate climate is very different to actually running in running shoes or to 6 months trecking through the ...


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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 exact figure heavily depends on your running / walking habits. As for your question, running with worn-out shoes can cause injuries. It's not a bad thing to use ...


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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 it on the side opposite to broken collar bone. Most probably, if we have complex fracture, it will be recommended to use carriage, especially on initial stages ...


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