December 2014 - Orthopaedics Plus

High Protein to Lower Blood Pressure

Nearly one-third of Americans suffer from high blood pressure. The condition is so common that we sometimes forget that it’s also serious and may lead to heart disease, stroke, and kidney failure.

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“Text Neck” Takes A Toll On The Spine

“Text neck,” the posture formed by leaning over a cellphone while reading and texting, is a big problem, according to the author of a newly published study in the National Library of Medicine.

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Avoiding Injury During Winter Sports

Skiing, skating, snowboarding and sledding are great ways to stay active during the winter — if you take proper safety precautions. These sports require planning and caution to avoid potentially serious injuries, according to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons.

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Teens Not Taking Sports Injuries Serious

During a high-school field-hockey game in September 2013, near her Virginia hometown, Brie Boothby was struck in the side of her head with an opponent’s stick. Boothby blacked out.

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