Parkinson's & Movement disorders

Physical exercise helps to improve symptoms of Parkinson's disease

Physical exercise can help to improve the severity of movement-related symptoms and the quality of life in people with Parkinson's disease. Findings from the first Cochrane review of the available evidence has found that ...


Yoga may help to prevent frailty in older adults

A systematic review of 33 randomized controlled trials (RCTs) found that yoga improved gait speed and lower extremity strength in inactive older people. However, yoga did not seem to offer a benefit for frailty markers over ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Ease seasonal affective disorder with an exercise routine

As the days start getting shorter and darker, people might feel impacted by seasonal affective disorder (SAD). The downturn in mood that happens with the change in light is likely associated with decreased levels of neurotransmitters, ...


Stay safe with strategies to prevent falls

Tripping over a rug or slipping on a wet kitchen floor is something that could happen anytime, and the consequences can be serious: Falls are the leading cause of injury for older adults in the United States.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

What you can do to manage symptoms of multiple sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis (MS), a chronic neurological disease of the brain and spinal cord, is the most common neurologic disease occurring in young people. In fact, this disease impacts approximately a quarter of a million Americans.


Q&A: Osteoporosis and exercise

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My 70-year-old mother is an active person. She enjoys being outdoors, hiking and boating, and regularly playing tennis with a group of other women. Recently, she was diagnosed with osteoporosis and is worried ...


Tips on preventing falls at home

Each year, millions of people are treated in emergency departments across the country for fall injuries. In fact, falling accounts for the most trauma center visits in all ages. A fall can put you at risk of serious injury ...

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