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The New Joint

by Ann Morrow August 14, 2014

  “Your leg bone connected to your knee bone, your knee bone connected to your thigh bone . . .” Actually, the elements that comprise the human knee are considerably more intricate than the children’s song describes: ...

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Break a Digital Sweat

by Erin Pihlaja January 17, 2013

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The sound of helicopter blades thunder in your ears just before the voice of the pilot pipes into your headphones. She tries to get you to talk about your mission, and makes some vague observations ...

Being Careful About Personal-Care Products

by Elizabeth Conkey August 9, 2012

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When Kara Scieszka was pregnant with her first daughter back in 2004, she took every possible precaution to have a healthy pregnancy. Her doctor was very helpful in advising her about diet, exercise and what ...

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Hot, Sweaty and Out of Breath

by Amy Halloran January 19, 2012

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For those of us who didn’t fall in love with a sport in school, learning to use our bodies is a lifelong process. I spent my late teens and 20s pursuing physical intensities, but not ...

D For Deficient

by Amy Halloran January 14, 2010

A few years ago, sleep apnea seemed the medical problem of the moment. Today, it’s vitamin D deficiency. If you haven’t been diagnosed yourself, ask your friends and relatives. There’s a good chance someone in ...