In healthcare, there are two general types of healthcare institutions: For-Profit and Non-Profit. Read on to learn the difference between the two. Read More
Chances are, a relative or friend of yours has had a knee replacement. It is quite a common procedure, as 5% of adults over the age of 50 have at least one artificial knee.
By far the leading cause of knee replacements is osteoarthritis, which is degeneration of the cartilage in your knee joint. This leads to the bones of the knee directly rubbing on one another, causing intense pain. If non-surgical methods to decrease pain prove to be unsuccessful, an orthopedist may recommend a total knee replacement. Read More
Usain Bolt is quite literally the human version of a cheetah. What do they have in common? Their muscle composition.
Muscles are made of muscle fibers. Now, there are two types of muscle fibers: slow-twitch and fast-twitch. People who have a high number of slow-twitch fibers are good at activities that require endurance. A perfect example is a marathon runner. Those who have a high number of fast-twitch muscle fibers excel at activities that require a short, yet explosive burst of energy. Case in point- a sprinter. Read More
It is no secret that Steph Curry is a phenomenon. The now two-time NBA MVP plays a critical role in the Golden State Warriors’ quest to a second straight NBA Championship. So when Curry went down with an apparent knee injury in game 4 in the first round of the playoffs, there was much concern as to how it would impact the remainder of the Warriors’ postseason. Read More
The hottest off the field topic in the NFL right now is arguably traumatic brain injury. From nonstop coverage on sports networks to box-office films such as “Concussion”, traumatic brain injuries are being brought to the attention of the public.
Concussions are caused by a strong collision between the brain and skull. Strong accelerational forces upon the head and neck cause the brain to slam against the inner surface of the skull. Read More