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Entries for April 2016

Compartment Syndrome: The Last True Orthopaedic Surgery Emergency?
Brandon Macias, Ph.D
Compartment syndrome is a serious condition that involves increased pressure in a muscle compartment. It can lead to muscle and nerve damage and problems with blood flow, according to the National Institutes of Health’s Medline.

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At-Risk Boys’ Intrinsic Motivation toward Physical Activity Declines over Time

Another Huffines Institute article, giving the best and brightest students in the Texas A&M Department of Health and Kinesiology the chance to showcase their research! This week’s article is written by Jiling Liu, M.Ed., and discusses incentivizing young at-risk males to exercise.

Regular physical activity (PA) is important for children’s health and development. Exercising daily can reduce heart disease, obesity, and bone problems. Regular PA burns out stress and makes people feel good. Children’s academic learning can also improve through habitual exercises... 

 

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Cytoskeleton Protection by Exercise Training in the Aging Heart
Yang Lee, M.S.
Heart cells (myocytes) have distinctive shapes, structural integrity, and functions that are maintained by proteins that are part of the “cytoskeleton”.

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Is L-Carnitine Effective On Weight Loss and Exercise Recovery?

Another Huffines Institute article, giving the best and brightest students in the Texas A&M Department of Health and Kinesiology the chance to showcase their research! This week’s article is written by Majid Koozehchian, MS, and discusses the effectiveness of L-carnitine in its applications to weight loss and exercise recovery. 

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