| Feb 11, 2008
AS they seek to document and demystify one of life's great thrills, scientists have run across some real head-scratchers.
How, for example, can they explain the fact that some men and women who are paralyzed and numb below the waist are able to have...
| Apr 20, 2009
| 12:38 PM
Better Philly's Renai Ellison talks to Mary Lou D'Avino of Coastal Spine of South Jersey about the importance of proper posture and ways to care for the posture of your spine. Mary Lou D'Avino offers Renai Ellison some techniques on how to correctly sit...
| May 4, 2009
Doctor Lance Bruce knows the human spine like the back of his hand.
"The spinal column." Dr. Bruce says." The bony part is in fact the scaffolding the human body hangs on and ounce that's broken we have to stabilize it just as if you break an arm or a...
| May 11, 2009
Folic acid is one of those great public health success stories. In the decade that followed the fortification of cereal grains and other foods, along with educational campaigns, the rate of certain birth defects dropped dramatically.
As studies beginning...
| Aug 11, 2008
Use this stretch to release your back and hips if you've been seated for a long period of time or after brisk walking, hiking or biking. You'll stand taller and feel more energized once your spine and hips have been loosened up.
-- Karen Voight
| Oct 17, 2008
Dr. Leisha Emens dreads the calls she has been getting lately. The news is rarely good. "A lot of people are dying right now. It's to be expected. These people have an incurable disease," Emens says in late August, as she wraps up her early work running...
| May 26, 2008
An important component of fitness is flexibility, especially for your leg, back and hip muscles. Here's a stretch that targets all three areas in one simple move.
-- Karen Voight
Step 1 Sit on the floor with your left leg straight in front of you....
| Jun 30, 2008
The product: The human spine is an amazing piece of equipment: On request, it can sway gracefully or withstand thousands of pounds of force. But that versatility comes with a price. At some point, just about everyone suffers significant back pain, and...
| Nov 19, 2009
Osteoporosis is a disease, more common in women, that causes bones to become fragile and more susceptible to breaking.
The disease can have serious effects on women's health and quality of life. Some women - most commonly those who don't have good access...
| Jun 9, 2009
| 1:41 PM
(WGN-AM)- After being shot in his lung last year, an accident which left bullet fragments around his spine and paralyzed both of his legs, a beaming five-year-old Martrell Stevens walked across the stage of his kindergarten graduation alone Tuesday....
| Feb 20, 2005
Alone at his computer, drool sliding down his chin, Tom Hill searched the Internet for anything that could save him.
His 55-year-old body was gradually shutting down. His muscles twitched uncontrollably. He could no longer talk, so he scribbled notes...