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Skinny or Fit for Longer Life? Picture of an elderly caucasian male working out with light dumbbells under the supervision of a younger caucasian physical therapist.

Skinny or Fit for Longer Life?

People are constantly being told to watch their weight, but perhaps the advice should be watching their muscle mass. Research recently published in The American Journal of Medicine suggests that muscle mass index serves as a better predictor of long life than weight. [1] Most health care professionals are trained to focus on body mass […]

Are Your Headaches Cervicogenic? Picture of a caucasian female rubbing both sides of her head as if in pain from a headache.

Are Your Headaches Cervicogenic?

By definition, a cervicogenic headache is one which is caused by a disorder within the cervical spine or soft tissue of the neck. [1] It is a secondary headache caused by another illness or physical issue, including poor posture, stress on the muscles, current or prior injuries, disc problems, problems sleeping, and fatigue. The pain […]

Is There a Link Between Blood Sugar and Dementia? Picture of a black female showing concern for a black male.

Is There a Link Between Blood Sugar and Dementia?

A study published recently in the New England Journal of Medicine shows that higher blood glucose levels may increase the likelihood of dementia. [1] This statement holds true even for those who do not have diabetes but consistently exhibit higher than average blood sugar tests.  The ability to stay physically active is an important component […]

Does Running Cause Arthritis? Picture of a group of 6 caucasian males and females jogging.

Does Running Cause Arthritis?

It is a popular belief that the wear and tear of running causes osteoarthritis of the knees and other joints. Doctors now know this is not true. According to exercise scientist Paul Williams, studies show quite the opposite. [1] Williams heads up the National Runner’s Health Study as well as the National Walkers’ Health Study. […]