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Your Blood Vessels: Essential to Healthy Aging

Your Blood Vessels: Essential to Healthy Aging

  • 6/18/2014 9:11:00 AM
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Meredith Luttrell, Ph.DWe seldom think about physical effects of aging until that first wrinkle appears. While it’s easy to associate aging with changes in appearance, changes that occur within the body, such as impaired blood vessel function, are more likely to affect the quality of life even more. Cardiovascular disease affects 1 in 3 Americans, according to the Centers for Disease Control, and the risk of developing it increases with age. The term cardiovascular disease (CVD) encompasse...
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What to do with a football lineman, when he stops being a football lineman?

What to do with a football lineman, when he stops being a football lineman?

  • 11/10/2011 1:51:00 PM
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Jonathan Oliver, Ph.DDue to their intense training and physical abilities, athletes are assumed by many people to be healthy individuals. However, this may not always be the case. Studies have recently shown that football athletes, particularly linemen, are at an increased risk for the development of cardiovascular disease. This is evidenced by the increased morbidity rate of retired professional football players.  In fact, sport scientists have been researching younger ...
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I’m An Athlete! I Do Not Have Heart Problems!

I’m An Athlete! I Do Not Have Heart Problems!

  • 10/17/2011 5:01:00 PM
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David Ferguson, Ph.D, RCEP   In today’s sporting environment, great importance is placed on the health education of the athlete. This includes proper nutrition instruction, health assessment, and the application of proper treatments and rehabilitation modalities to injured athletes. However, this is a fairly new development in sport, and athletes who competed 30 years ago did not receive these benefits. Because of this, many former athletes are being diagnosed...
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