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December 2014

While similar in many ways, skiing and snowboarding do have their differences. These sports variety greatly when it comes to the type of injury typically sustained by participants. Skiing requires speed, strength, balance and flexibility. Though snowboarding requires skills, the way the body moves in both sports is fundamentally different. This difference tends to result in very different injuries in each sport.The most common injuries that take place in snowboarding (and their methods of prevention) are:Wrist InjuriesWrist injuries are by far the most common snowboarding injuries. Slipping backwards and landing on your hands is a common occurrence, especially for those

Many people play sports in some way or another, whether they are playing for fun in their backyard or competitively on the field. Exercising by playing sports can be very beneficial to your health, but sometimes these benefits to your health are outweighed by negative aspects such as an injury. The severity of these injuries can range from minor to very serious, with some injuries requiring surgery to fully heal. These injuries may be caused from poor training practices, improper equipment, flawed techniques, or may just be an accident. Injuries can also occur when a person is not properly coached

Think you're alone in suffering from arthritis? You're not. People spend more than $130 billion—yes, billion—on arthritis treatments each year. So it should come as no surprise that physicians, researchers, and, well, the rest of us are always on the lookout for the latest ways to ease pain, no matter how costly they are.Arthritis shouldn't keep you on the sidelines of a vibrant, active life. You can combat the pain and stiffness with regular daily exercise. Start by separating truth from fiction and discover why exercise may just be the most effective means of dealing with the symptoms of arthritis.Arthritis Happens only

Falls are the leading cause of injury and hospitalization for seniors. The cost to treat a fall that requires hospitalization is estimated to range from $20,000 to $30,000 meaning that the Canadian health-care system spends more than $2 billion on the treatment of those hospitalized due to falls each year. For those who are injured but not hospitalized, many of the costs to patients and families are not covered by the health system. These include time off work to be with an injured loved one, costs of home care, medication and other out-of-pocket expenses.In fact, the financial consequences of falls

Fibromyalgia syndrome affects the muscles and soft tissue. Symptoms include chronic muscle pain, fatigue, sleep problems and painful tender points or trigger points that can be relieved through medications, lifestyle changes, stress management and physical therapy.People with fibromyalgia often describe their symptoms as a flu-like infection that doesn't go away. It leaves you exhausted and unable to think or find the right words (symptoms of fibro fog). With fibromyalgia, you have trouble sleeping and wake up stiff and achy. Your symptoms can be debilitating and you probably feel as though you have to push yourself to get anything done.Common symptoms