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Archive for February 2005

Media Morsels

Public Transportation Campaign Gets L.A. MovingIf you live in a sprawling city like Los Angeles—and spend most of your time commuting—how do you lose weight, save money and discover areas of your city that you didn’t know existed? Enter Metro Fit, a fitness awareness campaign that encourages L.A. residents to incorporate more exercise into…

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Integrating Themes

Kate Buffett, president of invenTEAM in Bend, Oregon, created AeroAbs while recovering from a torn ACL. She now teaches it in group classes. AeroAbs is an abdominals-focused whole-body exercise program that combines continuous, rhythmic arm/leg/trunk movement patterns. The combinat…

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The hip abductor recumbent bike

Anatomy Review

The structure of the hip joint consists of the acetabulum (socket) and the femoral head (ball). The acetabulum is the socket in the pelvis formed by three innominate bones: the ilium, the ischium and the pubis. The socket faces la…

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Immigrants Face Fattening Future in United States

People who come to the United States from other countries tend to be as obese as U.S. natives after 15 years, according to an article in the December 15 issue of JAMA (2004; 292 (23), 2860–67).
Investigators looked at data from the 2000 National Health Interview Survey. Of 32,374 eligible people, about 14% were immigrants. When these foreign-born persons had lived in the Un…

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Obese Women More Likely to Lose Brain Tissue

Women who go through most of their lives obese are more likely to lose brain tissue, according to a study in the November 23 issue of Neurology (2004; 63, 1876–81).
Swedish researchers considered the relationship between BMI (i.e., the subject’s body weight in kilograms divided by the square of her height in meters [kg/m2]) and brain atrophy in 290 women …

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Pooches Help Purge Pounds

A novel study involving people and their dogs found that buddying with Buddy may increase your chance of losing weight. Sponsored by Hill’s Pet Nutrition, the People and Pets Exercising Together (P-PET) study observed humans and their canine companions over a 12-month perio…

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Shrimp and Fennel in Hot Garlic Sauce

The recipe for this quick and easy appetizer can be doubled to serve as an entrée.
1 tablespoon (tbs) olive oil
3 1/2 cups thinly sliced fennel bulb
1/4 teaspoon (tsp) salt
1/8 tsp freshly ground black pepper
4 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
1 bay leaf

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The Hip Joint

FINE
CATHERINE FISCELLA, MSPT

ANATOMY

The Hip Joint
Anatomy, common injuries and postrehab strategies.
ANATOMY REVIEW

The structure of the hip joint consists of the acetabulum (socket) and the femoral head (ball). The acetabulum is the socket in the pelvis formed by three innominate bones: the ilium, the ischium and the pubis. The socket faces laterally and also slightly inferiorly and anterior…

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