Protein and your muscles

The human body is capable of digesting large quantities of protein, but not all of it is used to synthesize muscle.

The mature shoulder needs extra care

Age-related changes start to make themselves felt around the age of 40 or 50 years of age. This is because what happens in the upper body mimics what happens in the lower body - specifically the low back and the knee.

Injuries and the best ways to treat them

Issues with bones and joints are the No. 1 reason for doctor visits — accounting for 15 percent of our healthcare dollars. Nevertheless musculoskeletal training is less than 5 percent of the medical school curriculum.

Working to take care of what you’ve got

The optimal design for the human frame given what we do on a daily basis and how long we currently live is not much like what we have. We should be much shorter, thicker, more heavily boned and muscled in order to stay optimally active well into our 80s and 90s.

February is Healthy Heart Month!

Let’s celebrate, not just on Valentine’s day but every day of the year and make sure that we are doing everything we can to focus on having a healthy heart.

E-cigarettes are far from harmless

Cigarette smoking kills approximately half a million people a year in the United States. Most of the harm done to humans originates in the thousands of chemicals that are burned and inhaled in the smoke.

Drug testing in sports

When winning seems to be everything, rather than how you play the game, many athletes are tempted to use any means at all to achieve their goal of being a champion.