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Hip School improves function in hip patients by Phil Page, PT, ATC, MS, CSCS, and Michael E. Rogers, PhD, CSCS, FACSM-387

Hip School improves function in hip patients by Phil Page, PT, ATC, MS, CSCS, and Michael E. Rogers, PhD, CSCS, FACSM

Arthritis and other rheumatic conditions are the leading cause of disability in older adults. Twenty-one million people in the United States have osteoarthritis (OA), the most common type of arthritis, which produces pain and stiffness in the joints. Disability occurs most frequently when the disease affects the spine, knees or hips.

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Living Strong Living Well: a strength and fitness program for cancer survivors by Joyce Hanna-255

Living Strong Living Well: a strength and fitness program for cancer survivors by Joyce Hanna

After surviving testicular cancer, which spread to his brain, abdomen and lungs, Lance Armstrong climbed into cycling’s elite class in 1999 by winning the prestigious Tour de France championship. Earlier this year, Armstrong celebrated his record sixth straight victory in this race. He is physically and mentally stronger today, he says, than before his 1996 cancer diagnosis. Many people do not realize that Armstrong is not alone in making a strong comeback from cancer.

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Developing Parkinson's-specific exercise programs by Becky Farley-240

Developing Parkinson's-specific exercise programs by Becky Farley

Parkinson’s disease affects approximately 3% of adults ages 65 years and older. In the United States, more than one million people live with PD, making it the most common neurodegenerative disease after Alzheimer’s. In Canada, individuals with PD number nearly 100,000, with more than half these men and women diagnosed before age 65.

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Understanding vision loss by Martin Yablonski-8

Understanding vision loss by Martin Yablonski

People who do not have normal vision even with the help of eyeglasses or corrective lenses, are considered visually impaired. In aging adults, visual impairment is most ofter caused by eye macular degeneration, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy and cataracts, according to the (US) National Eye Institute.

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