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Anterior Cruciate Ligament Tear

Injuries to the ACL are usually sports related. However a torn, stretched, or ruptured ACL can also be caused by repetitive physical stress, such as excessive pivoting or twisting of the knee. ACL injuries generally cause swelling, stiffness, and pain. Many times, a noticeable "popping" noise can be...


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After Delivery, Wait Before Jogging

If you've had a normal delivery, you should still wait until your health care provider gives the OK after having a baby to do any serious jogging. Your pelvis joints need to shift back into place after delivery, and putting too much strain on them too soon may cause inflammation, say medical experts at New York Methodist Hospital. Meanwhile, do low-impact exercises, such as walking and light upper-body weight training. If you've had a cesarean section or other complications during delivery, check with your health care provider on how and when to proceed with exercise.

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There's a lot of news about cholesterol these days, and with good reason. High cholesterol contributes to heart disease, which kills more Americans than all cancers combined. A regular exercise routine and good eating habits — along with medication if your doctor recommends it — can keep cholesterol levels under control and lower your risk of heart disease.

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