Don’t Lose Sleep Over Bed Bugs

There are so many factors that get in the way of a good night’s sleep: Illness, snoring, anxiety, or just too much caffeine. But there’s one sleep-robber that will ruin your nights and your days until the problem’s solved: Bed bugs. Do it Yourself You can make personal attempts to rid your house of bed […]

Dance Injuries Take Center Stage

In the world of sports medicine, injuries incurred by dancers can go toe-to-toe with those of more conventional athletes. Though sometimes overshadowed by other athletics, medical researchers find injuries are prevalent among dancers, says Jeffrey A. Russell of the Ohio University School of Applied Health. “Dancers are clearly athletes in the degree to which sophisticated […]

Raising the Barre: Treating Ballet Injuries

When you take your seat at a performance of The Nutcracker, it’s unlikely you’re expecting the same experience as you would sitting ringside, cheering on your favorite wrestler. Besides the obvious comparisons, such as the possibility of seeing tutus at either event, the performers have one major characteristic in common: They are both athletes. Ballet de […]

EDITED Baby Bump and Back Pain

We’ve all seen those classic images of a pregnant woman, hands on her lower back, arching rearward, her face to the sky. As if foreshadowing the challenges that lay ahead for a mother-to-be, a certain degree of pain—in the back and elsewhere—seems to come with the territory. Is it a necessary experience for a mother-to-be? […]