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Is PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma) a Fad or the Future of Injury Treatment?

Platelet-rich plasma, or PRP, has received a lot of attention in the treatment of injuries—especially with well-known athletes like Tiger Woods and Maria Sharapova. But is it safe, effective, and does it work? Let’s address some of the frequently asked questions about PRP.

What is Platelet-Rich Plasma?

To understand PRP, it’s …

Exercise Alone May Not Help You Lose Weight

When we want to lose weight, conventional wisdom dictates that we exercise. However, a recent study with male mice may prove otherwise.

Study: Exercise vs. No Exercise

Researchers at Vanderbilt University conducted a study that monitored mouse behavior and their energy intake and expenditure. The study locked mice running wheels (no …

Exercise May Make Your Memory Stronger Through Life’s Ups and Downs

It’s no secret that exercise is good for us. Studies have shown that exercise can improve our memory by strengthening the connections between neurons, called synapses. But there’s been a recent study in Brigham Young University, that looks at the affects of exercise like never before.

Stress and Its Impact on …