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May-June 2014

Can Diet Help Manage Amenorrhea?

A woman has missed three or more consecutive periods and she isn’t pregnant, she may have secondary amenorrhea. Some female athletes suffer from amenorrhea not because of their exercise intensity, but because their energy intake

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May-June 2014

What is Rhabdomyolysis?

Rhabdomyolysis (also called “rhabdo”) is the death of muscle cells. When muscle is damaged under duress, it releases the protein myoglobin — a protein that stores oxygen in the muscles — into the bloodstream. High