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Despite prevention efforts, more adults are falling every year

A new University of Michigan study found that despite prevention efforts, falls increase by about 1.5% annually, with wide variations in incidence based on geography.

Walkable neighbourhoods can reduce prevalence of obesity, diabetes

People who live in walkable neighbourhoods with access to parks and other outdoor activities are more active and less likely to have diabetes or obesity, according to a new paper published in the Endocrine Society’s journal, Endocrine Reviews.

High-fibre diet may reduce risk of dementia

In a new study published this month in the journal Nutritional Neuroscience, researchers in Japan have shown that a high-fibre diet is associated with a reduced risk of developing dementia.
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Peak performance: Overtraining syndrome diagnosis and treatment

Overtraining syndrome (OTS) is becoming increasingly common in athletes at all levels. Part of this increase relates to improved awareness and diagnosis, but a significant factor is the cumulative and synergistic impact of athletic stress and lifestyle stress. The incidence of OTS in elite runners approaches 60% and even in non-elite competitive runners nearly a third will develop OTS at some point. Preventative management and early recognition are essential to ensure the condition does not progress to a potentially dangerous and sport-ending stage. » Read more...
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(Starts Feb 24th) No matter how many years you practice, eventually you may face a need for sound ethical decision-making. Practice challenges usually erupt because of assumptions, poor communication or inadequate or absent boundaries. In fact, when you review disciplinary cases, the details reveal a significant gap in understanding or commitment to professional identity. *Please note this webinar is generally for RMTs » Register now