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Meet Nick Scott: Paralyzed with Spinal Injury, Turns Bodybuilder

In August 1998 his left front tire blew out and rolled his vehicle five and a half times. He was ejected though the driver’s side window, and his body collided with his own vehicle in mid-air — resulting in a spinal cord injury and spinal fractures at T-12 L-1, requiring titanium rods to be vertically […]

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Google Flutrends Processes Flu-related Search Terms to Plot Flu Activity Nationwide

Google has rolled out Flu Trends (www.google.org/flutrends), which uses computers to process millions of Internet searches people make for keywords …

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Effective Weight Loss Management Involves Extra Hours Per Week of Workout Time

A study at the University of Pittsburgh Physical Activity and Weight Management Research Center reports that women who exercised 275 …

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AIDS/HIV Previously Underestimated By 40 Percent

New estimates of new AIDS/HIV infection show that least 56,000 people become infected with the AIDS virus every year in …

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Promising Results from Immunotherapy Treatment with CD4 T Cells for Advanced Melanoma

Doctors from Seattle, Washington have for the first time successfully treated a malignant melanoma skin cancer patient with cells cloned …

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Study Reports Older Fathers Age (Age 45-49) Have Children with Higher Death Rates Compared to Younger Fathers (Age 25-29)

Danish research published in the European Journal of Epidemiology reported in April 2008 that deaths of children from fathers age …

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Alcohol Hand Sanitizer Tips

Hand sanitizers with less than 60% ethyl or isopropyl alcohol are not effective.

To kill Staph aureus, the …

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Exercise Routine for Meniscus Tear


Meniscal tear rehabilitation

As an athlete, your number one concern is getting back to full strength
as soon as possible …

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Knee “Pop” Noise While Taking of Ski Boot after Day of Skiing

Sort of abducted and externally rotated leg position while taking off boot caused a “pop” — no pain or immediate swelling. Later in the week some swelling noticed. Also some pain, notably during seated calf raise exercise on new seated calf raise machine. Ice and Elevation recommended over phone. Discussed physician office visit.

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George Mitchell Report: Steroids, Human Growth Hormone, Full List of Baseball Players Linked to Performance Enhancing Drugs

Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell, hired by commissioner Bud Selig
to examine steroids in baseball has released The Mitchell Report …

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