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Exercise & Injuries

When you go on a fad diet to lose weight, you are setting yourself up for failure. Approximately 70% of the weight lost through fad diets is from muscle tissue.  So for every 10 pounds you lose, 7 pounds comes muscle loss! Muscle loss = slow metabolism Maybe you think muscle loss is the price […]

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The last time I jumped rope was during the Jump Rope for Heart program in elementary school. I remember practicing every day because I did no­t want to be the weak one in my class. Peer pressure could be a good thing when it comes to exercise. While I occasionally “jump rope” in my exercise […]

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This is a guest post by Raj, a personal injury lawyer who specializes in no win no fee whiplash claims. Brain injuries are no joke, considering that they can permanently handicap someone or even result in death. While there are many causes of brain injuries or trauma, the most common are due to some sort […]

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According to my mom, there is a saying in the old country that most women lose one tooth per baby. Babies are nursed in the country side and formula is rarely used.  It is too expensive or there is limited access. Since I gave birth to now, I’ve developed 4 cavities. And yes, I believe […]

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I am starting to experience some back pain from poor posture as a result of nursing a progressively growing baby. I don’t have the round, concave bad posture some of my peers exhibit from decades of working for hours in front of a computer. However, I occasionally catch myself letting my head hang forward and […]

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The last time I applied for a job, I had to get clearance from my employer’s doctor prior to employment. My employer wanted to make sure that I was healthy enough to work with my chronic health conditions—a torn hip labrum and occasional back pain from my car accident several years ago. I had to […]

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This post is a response to a reader question about my pregnancy and torn hip labrum. But first I want to announce that I created a hip pain resource page listing all my postings regarding this injury in chronological order and grouped around pain management and pregnancy.  You will find it much easier to follow […]

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Since I rarely discuss my torn hip labrum with co-workers and friends, it is amazing to find many people with hip and back problems once I open up. Though surgery is the only way to “heal a torn hip labrum,” here is a checklist of several things to do before you schedule hip surgery to […]

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In this week’s issue of Bloomberg BusinessWeek there is an interesting article on child bodybuilding. According to the article, "youth memberships have become one of the fastest growing areas for the fitness club industry… Over the past five years pre-adolescent and teen memberships have increased by 2.9% annually and the 6 to 11 age category […]

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My knee has been aching lately. Normally I spend a lot of time talking (okay complaining about) my torn hip labrum. What I usually don’t discuss is how my knee would sometime ache because of my weak hip. As I mentioned in my knee injury post, sometimes knee pain starts at the hip. Good thing […]

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