| May 20, 2010
Whether the sport is marathon running or professional baseball, injuries unique to athletes take an experienced and knowledgeable practitioner to not only treat the injury but determine the best way to continue in the sport minimizing future risk.
| Aug 25, 2010
Q: I'm 79 and had chickenpox as a child. Should I get the shingles vaccine? What are the risks?
A: The U.S. Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommends the shingles vaccine for most people ages 60 and over, regardless of whether they...
| Sep 29, 2010
A brief needle-in-the-back test could someday tell you, if you were inclined to know, whether you're likely to suffer from neurological diseases such as Alzheimer's or Parkinson's, and how bad the condition will be in your case.
Researchers are using...
| Aug 13, 2010
Three years ago, Amy Leyden took her 10-year-old son, Luke, on a vacation to Oregon. Her back hasn't been the same since.
In a furious game of touch football, Leyden made a spectacular catch but landed flat on her back. That night, she slept on a friend'...
| Sep 6, 2010
Use this Pilates roll-down exercise to stretch and strengthen your core muscles. Leaning against a flat wall to perform the move helps you hold and maintain a C-curve shape to your spine.
Grasp a light dumbbell in each hand and stand with your back...
| Aug 3, 2010
15-year old Katy Schmidt is an avid athlete but scoliosis--a crooked spine--threatened to put her in a brace and on the sidelines.
"They told me to lay off core exercises and weights and stuff like that," Katy said.
But that's as bad as the news would...
| Aug 18, 2010
Pain. It stabs. It burns. It aches. It throbs. It gnaws at you. It knocks you for a loop. But, sooner or later, it goes away.
Unless it doesn't.
That's a nightmare come true for millions of Americans who spend every day in a world of hurt. And the...
| Jul 25, 2010
"There are many types of genres," declares the busy spine of Dash Shaw's monumental 2008 graphic novel, "Bottomless Belly Button" (Fantagraphics: 720 pp., $29.99) "This is: family comedy/drama/horror/mystery/romance." It's as much taxonomical cheat...
| Jul 5, 2010
Despite modern medicine's pharmacy, chock-full of pain medicines, popping pills fails to stop many kinds of pain.
Thus, for certain kinds of debilitating pain, many doctors and patients turn to technology instead of pharmacology—electronic...
| Nov 19, 2010
A Lancaster County doctor is offering a unique way to treat the disease. It might look like a torture device but it's changing the life of a young girl.
12 -year -old Sydney Groves spends 18 hours a week in ballet class, but she almost lost her ability...
| Oct 13, 2010
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Christopher Reeve believed it would save his life. Ethical debate has kept it on the back burner. But now a revolutionary new study using stem cells for spinal cord injuries.
David Stukenborg: "This is the hardest work I have ever done in my life....