• New Research: Tendon Repair With Stem Cells

    Normally a torn tendon is an occasion for surgery, but an Australian company may be changing that. Orthocell Limited has developed a technique that involves taking a biopsy of the patient’s healthy tendon, then isolating and cultivating stem cells from the biopsy and injecting those into the injured tendon.

  • Don’t Text and Walk!

    You are not going to believe this. (OK, maybe you will.) More than 1,500 pedestrians received ER care for injuries sustained while texting or talking on cell phones in 2010. That number has more than doubled since 2005. Fort Lee, New Jersey has cracked down on texting jaywalkers after 74 car-pedestrian crashes in 2011 and three pedestrians killed in the first half of 2012.

  • 6 Tips for Healthy Joints

    Most of us probably do not think much about our knees, back, shoulders, and other joints until they become painful or stop working properly. Each season brings its own influx of injuries related to a different set of sports and outdoor activities. When people use muscles they have not used since last year, it can result in painful strains.

    An Owner’s Guide to Natural Joint Health
    By Cathleen London, MD
  • Yoga Rx: Running Injuries

    No strangers to pain, runners do a lot of damage to their bodies while pounding the pavement or tackling the trails. Yoga can help by strengthening weak, underutilized muscles while healing overworked or injured ones, as well as tendons and joints, says Baron Baptiste, former athletic trainer and creator of Baptiste Power Yoga.

    By Nora Simmons