Mobility and Balance Problem News

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11/5/2017
9/7/2017
No Easy Road Back for Ebola Survivors

Patients need long-term care to manage pain, vision problems, as well as thinking and mobility issues

8/30/2017
Too Much TV May Cost You Your Mobility

Excessive sitting after 50 is tied to disability, study finds

8/14/2017
Taking a Stand on Staying Mobile After 80

Standing exercises better than sitting ones for preserving walking skills, study finds

7/26/2017
Robotic Device May Help Gait in Kids With Cerebral Palsy

Those with condition known as 'crouch gait' had better posture and balance after 15 training sessions

7/12/2017
Taking the Stairs May Soon Get Easier

New high-tech steps 'recycle' climbers' energy, making the ascent less tough, inventors say

4/21/2017
150-Year-Old Drug May Shorten 'Off' Time for Parkinson's Patients

Study finds apomorphine cuts the time until levodopa kicks in for those with advanced disease

4/19/2017
Strength Training Might Help Prevent Seniors' Falls

Exercise helps improve balance and age-related muscle loss, doctor says

3/29/2017
Exercising 2.5 Hours a Week May Slow Parkinson's Progression

Even people with advanced disease might benefit, researchers say

2/19/2017
Repeat Head Hits May Not Put NFL Players at Risk of Motor Problems

Study aimed to see if former pro football players faced the same fate as many professional boxers

12/22/2016
Exercise May Be Real Medicine for Parkinson's Disease

Physical activity helps improve gait and balance, research review finds

9/26/2016
Exercise Speeds Seniors' Recovery From Disability

Walking regimen also curbs risk of injury in the first place, study finds

8/2/2016
Babies' Sleep 'Twitching' May Aid Their Development

Tiny movements help trigger muscle activity, researchers say

6/27/2016
Want to Stay Mobile as You Age? A Healthy Diet May Do the Trick

Study found it was associated with less physical disability among women

6/13/2016
HIV Infection Seems to Affect Nervous System

But symptoms tend to subside once antiretroviral drugs are given

5/20/2016
Growth Spurts Can Throw Off Teen Boys' Strut

Coordination may be affected by quick addition of height, researchers say

4/7/2016
Predicting Longevity May Be Simpler Than Thought

Study found age-related changes in DNA were not as accurate as factors such as age and mobility

4/5/2016
Weight-Loss Surgery Gets People Moving, Study Shows

More than half of patients showed improvement in pain symptoms, ability to walk

3/4/2016
Dance Class May Be Gateway to Exercise for Older Latinos

This group of Americans has lower workout rates, study author says

2/18/2016
Study: Getting Patients Out of Bed Soon After Stroke Is Good Medicine

Early and frequent movement reduces risk of serious complications in seniors, researchers find

2/1/2016
Painkillers Don't Ease Disability Due to Nerve Damage: Study

Narcotic drugs aren't useful in restoring motion, researchers say

1/19/2016
Study Questions Use of Physical Therapy for Early Parkinson's

Future research should investigate more intensive programs, researchers say

9/21/2015
Back Pain Patients Seek Pain Relief First, Mobility Second

Nearly 80 percent of patients chose easing discomfort over greater movement, research shows

8/31/2015
Seniors Often Underestimate Their Frailty, Study Finds

Nearly one-quarter had trouble getting out of hospital bed, walking 10 feet and getting back in bed

5/20/2015
At-Home Walks Help Those With Clogged Leg Arteries Stay Mobile

In study, people with peripheral artery disease benefited from organized exercise program

3/27/2015
Painful Knee Arthritis May Be Linked to Premature Death

Connection is likely due to limited mobility, researcher says

3/11/2015
Exercise's Effect on Brain May Boost Mobility in Old Age

You don't need to run marathons, researcher says

12/18/2014
Can You Balance on One Leg? You May Have Lower Stroke Risk

Inability to stand on one foot for 20-plus seconds could suggest brain vessel damage, study contends

8/26/2014
Playing Video Game May Boost MS Patients' Balance: Study

Research suggests regular use of Wii accessory might rewire the brain

5/27/2014
A Walk a Day Keeps Disability at Bay

Study links greater mobility in old age to daily strolls

4/30/2014
Even Routine Housework May Help Stave Off Disability

Study finds benefit in light activity such as housecleaning or a slow stroll

4/15/2014
Too Little Vitamin D May Add to Obesity's Burden

Study suggests severely overweight people are slowed down by low 'sunshine vitamin' levels

4/12/2014
Getting in Front of Back Pain

Strong core muscles, good posture can help, expert says

2/19/2014
Too Much Sitting After 60 May Lead to Disability, Study Says

For each extra sedentary hour per day, researchers found a 50 percent increased risk

2/18/2014
After Hip Fracture, Home Exercise Program May Boost Recovery

Study looked at older patients who'd already received traditional rehab

1/22/2014
Texting While Walking a Dangerous Combination: Study

Pedestrians who did both had poorer balance, were less able to walk in straight line, researchers say

11/27/2013
Tongue Piercing Helps Paralyzed People Drive Wheelchairs

Although not yet on the market, magnetic technology may let users move with greater speed, ease

11/27/2013
Study Sheds Light on Link Between Pesticides, Parkinson's

Gene mutation combined with exposure to chemicals used in farming may trigger degenerative disease

11/15/2013
Preterm Boys Face Worse Odds Than Girls, Study Says

Possible challenges include learning disabilities, motor problems

11/11/2013
More Evidence Ties Obesity to Disability in Older Women

Studies found higher risks for heart disease, mobility problems and early death

10/25/2013
Health Tip: Having Balance Problems?

Here are typical warning signs

10/9/2013
Even Minor Strokes May Take Years Off Life, Study Says

Prevention is crucial, neurologists agree

9/17/2013
2 Questions May Reveal Seniors' Impending Decline, Study Says

Inability to climb steps seen as one red flag

9/12/2013
Americans Enjoying More Healthy Years

Study found 2-year lifespan gain, fewer disease symptoms

9/3/2013
Panel Wavers on Routine Screening for Poor Leg Circulation

Evidence not found to support use of 'ankle brachial index' to gauge heart risks

8/27/2013
Want to Spend Less? Shop in High Heels, Study Says

When consumers were focused on physical balance, they tended to show restraint with purchases

8/21/2013
Your Feet Aren't So Evolved After All, Study Reveals

U.K. researchers find human foot still functions much like that of great apes

8/1/2013
Peripheral Artery Disease on the Rise Worldwide

More than 200 million people have the condition, putting them at risk for heart attack and stroke

6/18/2013
Could 'Moderate' Drinking Be Safe During Pregnancy?

British study finds no problems with balance in kids, but some experts have concerns about the findings

4/19/2013
Older Adults' Posture May Predict Future Disability

Spinal measurement was tied to whether seniors in study would need help with routine activities