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Hi,which is better to reduce depression,,walking on treadmill or using elliptical..thank you very much?

Hi,which is better to  reduce depression,,walking on treadmill or using elliptical..thank you very much?

Eithet one will help: Both are great forms of exercise. Either one may help reduce depression. I'm not aware of any studies differentiating the two with respect to their impact on depression. ...Read more

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Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
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Oregano Antibodies (Definition)

Having serum ige to oregano can indicate the possibility of having anaphylactic spectrum reactions to foods spiced with oregano, however, there is a growing trend of testing for igg to foods. With specific examples such as heiner syndrome excluded, there are no known diseases associated with the presence of igg to foods (including oregano) and this could simply reflect that you eat ...Read more


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Which form of the following exercises do you think is best overall for one's fitness? Why? Brisk walking; jogging/running; rowing; elliptical; stairstepper or bicycling?

Which form of the following exercises do you think is best overall for one's fitness? Why? Brisk walking; jogging/running; rowing; elliptical; stairstepper or bicycling?

Cardio Mix: All of those are great options. If you have adipose tissue to lose (not everyone does), then consider an increase in cardio and a balanced diet. However, do not always do the same exercise or you will increase your risks for stress injuries. Mix things up with walking, running, biking, swimming, or circuit training. Ultimately you need to burn more than you consume. ...Read more

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Upper spin & right shoulder blade are super tight & painful. Walking in elliptical machine helps but next day comes back. Help?

Upper spin & right shoulder blade are super tight & painful. Walking in elliptical machine helps but next day comes back. Help?

Stretching Technique: If you are young and healthy you might benefit from specific stretching techniques. Try pulling your arm across your chest with the opposite arm until you feel the stretch and hold for a count of five then take a deep breath and relax. Repeat the process 5 times per set 2 sets per day for 3 days. If the pain presists or is getting worse have you doctor examine you. ...Read more

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My 8.5wk ultrasound found a 6x4.5x 4.2cm ovarian cyst. Please explicitly list safe exercises. Stair walking? Slow elliptical w/ high resistance?

My 8.5wk ultrasound found a 6x4.5x 4.2cm ovarian cyst. Please explicitly list safe exercises. Stair walking? Slow elliptical w/ high resistance?

What did your OB doc: Say , your OB doc should have explain that in detail to you already so call him or her today ! so they can instruct you, if you were my pt i would say no exercise other than slow walking and no intercourse until you get a followup us in 2-3 weeks tomake sure the cyst is resolving, if it would rupture hopefully not, you could lose the pregnancy, you will have plenty of time later to exercise. ...Read more

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Bunion Surgery (Right foot), 10 weeks ago, i able to only walk for 3 hours before it swells (nothing vigorous), is elliptical machine better?

Bunion Surgery (Right foot), 10 weeks ago, i able to only walk for 3 hours before it swells (nothing vigorous), is elliptical machine better?

More Healing.: Your swelling is likely due to the severity of the bunionectomy. Generally the more work done to correct the problem the longer it takes to make a full recovery. the swelling is demonstrating that the Soft tissue repair has not completed. There may be some instability and the swelling is a response. You would be wise to ask the surgeon if this is normal. ...Read more

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How long for bone bruise to heal? Been 9 mo. Mri after 3 mo. Was pretty bad but showed no tears. Can walk and do elliptical, but flares up sometimes

How long for bone bruise to heal? Been 9 mo.  Mri after 3 mo. Was pretty bad but showed no tears.  Can walk and do elliptical, but flares up sometimes

Bone bruise: It takes a long time for bone bruises to heal .I would talk to your doctor about getting an xray or MRI to rule out a stress fracture. ...Read more

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My lower thigh has been tender to touch for few days. Mainly in the front. No pain but a little achy at times. I don't notice any swelling Or redness. Can walk fine. I have been using an elliptical for the past month tho. What could it be? Dvt?

My lower thigh has been tender to touch for few days. Mainly in the front. No pain but a little achy at times. I don't notice any swelling Or redness. Can walk fine. I have been using an elliptical for the past month tho.  What could it be? Dvt?

Not likely: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. If it does not improve in a couple of weeks, it would be prudent to see your doctor. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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Did walking good for the body?

Did walking good for the body?

Yes: It helps cardiovascular issues and musculoskeletal conditioning. It qualifies as exercise. ...Read more

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Is walking or jogging better for you?

Is walking or jogging better for you?

Depends on…: Your weight/bmi & physical conditioning & status of hip, knee, & ankle joints. Walking has less forceful impact on those joints, especially if overweight. If bmi is 18-25 & no history of hip/knee/ankle injury, try jogging. ...Read more

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I can't walk a lot I pain in my neeky?

I can't walk a lot I pain in my neeky?

Needs to be checked: If you can not walk and pain in your neeky you should get it checked by your doctor asap. We can not guess what it could be without examination Consult your Doctor ...Read more

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Does walking backward have benefits/risks?

Does walking backward have benefits/risks?

Walking backwards.: Outside of the obvious concern of not knowing where you're going, the legs don't bend to allow for backwards walking and you'd be prone to falling backwards. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of walking with my cane?

What are the benefits of walking with my cane?

Cane: Unloads the joint. Lowers the joint reaction forces to put less stress on the joint. ...Read more

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At what age should a child be starting to walk?

At what age should a child  be starting to walk?

Varies, aroiund 1y/o: As with all developmental things, there is no exact time to perform a certain skill, but more a range. Most kids are trying to take those first few tenative steps right around their first birthday. However, some kids walk as early as 9 months, and some kids are closer to 1 1/2 years. If your child is not walking by 15-18 months, best to get a developmental evaluation or talk to pediatrician! ...Read more

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What are the benefits of walking a half hour a day?

What are the benefits of walking a half hour a day?

You get Bonus Play!: Longer and happier life. Routine weight bearing and better if aerobic exercise lead to improved performance and prevention of many of the big killers in our country - diabetes, hypertension and heart disease. It doesn't take a lot. 30 minutes at a brisk pace 5 times a week is perfect. ...Read more

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My son is 11month and 2weeks not walking what should I do?

My son is 11month and 2weeks not walking what should I do?

Don't fret, the : Average age for walking (10 steps) is 12 months, 3 weeks ; upper limits of normal is 16 months. If his doctor has told you that his muscle tone ; reflexes are normal ; he has gotten to a sit, pulled himself up to a stand, ; walks holding onto furniture, toddler-proof your house ; be patient. Healthychildren.Org ; firstsigns.Org have good information on development ; behavior. ...Read more

Dr. John Michalski
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Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery (Definition)

This term usually means an orthopedic surgeon specializing in joint surgery. More specifically a joint replacement surgeon that can reconstruct an injured, malformed or degenerated joint. We can fix the ligaments, bones, muscles and shock absorbers around the joints, and we can put new surfaces or ends back on the bones. We use biologic and manufactured parts during our ...Read more


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Paget Disease Of The Nipple (Definition)

Is a malignant condition that may have the appearance of eczema, with skin changes involving the nipple of the breast. The incidence is approximately around 3%. Most of them are also associated with underlying breast cancer. Biopsy should be done to confirm. Mammogram, sonogram and perhaps MRI breast should be done-depending on the case to ...Read more