High Blood Pressure Treatment Helps Youth Improve in Problem-Solving Skills

Planning, vigilance, problem solving, purposeful goal-directed behavior and working memory are all components of executive function. A small study of 22 youth with high blood pressure, or hypertension, (compared with 25 youth with normal blood pressure) has found that after one year of anti-hypertensive treatment, their ability to do executive functions significantly improved as their…

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Knee Pain Improved by Supervised Exercise

Knee pain caused by patellofemoral pain syndrome (also referred to as runner's knee, or chondromalacia) is a very common complaint. A small Dutch study has demonstrated marked improvement in pain and function following supervised strength, balance, and flexibility exercises with a physical therapist for 6 weeks and then home exercises for 3 months. At 3…

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Facts About Cataracts

Cataracts are cloudy areas over the lens of your eye. As people age, they become more at risk for developing cataracts. It’s important to get them treated right away so they don’t cause permanent vision damage. Cataracts can be both genetic and environmental. Exposure to smoke, toxins, radiation and sunlight can put you at risk…

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