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A regular weight training regimen can help protect your bones and prevent osteoporosis-related fractures

By Dr. Harold Vanderschmidt, Specialist Orthopedic Surgeon, Specialized in Arthroscopic Surgery of Knee and Shoulder and Dr. Faisal Hayat Khan, Chief Physiotherapist at Burjeel Hospital for Advanced Surgery If you have a family history of bone disease or are at risk, you should make some healthy lifestyle choices at the earliest to protect your bones.  These steps should include the …

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Dietary tips to Prevent, Control and Reverse Diabetes

By Archana Arora, Senior Dietician, at Health Factory   Effective diabetic management requires a healthy lifestyle which should include a balanced diet, regular exercise and sensible weight control. Eating right is vital if you’re trying to prevent or control diabetes. A healthy diet contains carbohydrates, protein and fats. Our body needs all three to function properly. The key is a balanced …

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Are High Heels a Health Hazard?

Many people consider high heeled shoes an essential part of a fashionable outfit. But could this fashion choice have serious consequences on an individual’s health? According to a new study published in Ergonomics, regardless of the past experience of the wearer, high heel elevation impacts not only balance, but also functional mobility. To find out the extent of this impact, …

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Aqua Exercises for Elderly Women 

By: Rouquia Alami “According to Wikipedia: Aqua aerobics (waterobics, aquatic fitness, aquafitness, aquafit) is the performance of exercise in fairly shallow water such as in a swimming pool. Done mostly vertically and without swimming typically in waist deep or deeper water, it is a type of resistance training. Aqua aerobics is a form of aerobic exercise that requires water-immersed participants. …

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Diabetic Retinopathy

Diabetic retinopathy can lead to permanent vision loss if not diagnosed and treated on time, say experts World Health Day will be observed on April 7th across the globe and this year’s theme is ‘Beat Diabetes’. According to statistics from the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) more than 300 million people have diabetes in the world, with 37 million people in …

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Did you hear about a cataract surgery without incision? The Femtosecond Technology Can Do that

  Cataract is an eye disease often affecting elderly people, causing the clouding of the lens, leading to a blurry vision, which must be treated. No matter how brave we are, the idea of making an incision during an eye surgery is worrying; therefore, and through the advancement of science in eye diseases and surgeries, we reached to the Femtosecond …

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Victoria’s Secret Media Influencer & TV Personality Amy Kitchingman Reveals 4 of The Biggest Weight Loss Myths

Have you been working out so hard for more than 6 months now but you have not seen any result so far? Have you been skipping that dessert since Christmas but you are still desperately looking at that sagging stomach? Have you been aiming and rushing to lose weight for the summer season but you can’t see the light at …

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