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Link possible between running, swimming and lumbar disc degeneration

Link possible between running, swimming and lumbar disc degeneration
June 10, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO — Intense swimming and running at a younger age was associated with more lumbar disc degeneration later on among young Finnish adults, according to results of a study presented here.

However, none of the sports studied had a protective effect for lumbar disc degeneration (DD), Jani Takatalo, MD, MSc, of the Medical Research Center Oulu, University of Oulu and Oulu University Hospital, Oulu, Finland, said at the International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine Annual Meeting.

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AMA adopts new strategy for genetic tests, therapeutics

November 15, 2017
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Trump nominates former pharmaceutical executive for HHS secretary

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In the Journals

Service price biggest driver of health care spending

November 9, 2017
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Literature Review

Professional Workplace Issues Experienced by the Athletic Trainer and Their Connection to Health and Well-Being

Athletic Training and Sports Health Care, November/December 2017, Volume 9 Issue 6
Athletic trainers are health professionals and it is regularly presumed that they will apply their education and…
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American Heart Association Scientific Sessions

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Preparing for ICD-10 implementation

March 3, 2015
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