Monthly Archives: July 2011

REHABILITATION AFTER SPINAL CORD INJURY: BECOMING A RESEARCH SUBJECT

During the course of your rehabilitation, or at a routine follow-up visit with your doctor, you may be asked to participate in a research study on some aspect of rehabilitation. How can you decide whether or not to volunteer to be a research subject? This is a highly personal decision. One consideration is whether the [...]

CHANGING THE HORMONE BALANCE BY HAVING TABLETS OR INJECTIONS – CORTICOSTEROIDS FOR CANCER SYMPTOMS

In the types of cancer listed above, corticosteroids produce their benefits by acting against the cancer itself. Corticosteroids can also produce benefits in these and other types of cancer indirectly by acting on a complication of the cancer rather than the cancer itself. There are certain symptoms of cancer that can be controlled temporarily by [...]

REDUCING YOUR RISK OF CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE: IMPROVING YOUR ACTIVITY LEVEL – WARM UP BEFORE EXERCISING – THREE IMPORTANT WARM-UP EXERCISES

Left, Calf stretch. Starting position: Stand an arm’s length away from a wall and rest your forearms on the wall with your forehead on the back of your hands. Point your toes straight ahead. Bend your right knee and bring it toward the wall. Keep your left leg straight with the heel on the floor. [...]