Articles by Tammy Petersen

Aging and the Cardiovascular System and the Muscular System

By Tammy Petersen ¬† Cardiovascular System The main function of this system is the internal transport of cells and dissolved materials, including nutrients, wastes, and gases. ¬†Differences between cardiovascular functioning in older and younger persons have been extensively quantified. However, interactions between age, disease, and lifestyle are often overlooked. Whether the high prevalence of cardiovascular…

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Training Cancer Survivors

By Tammy Petersen   Once a virtual death sentence, cancer today is a curable disease for many and a chronic illness for most. With continued advances in strategies to detect cancer early and treat it effectively, along with the aging of the population, the number of individuals living years beyond a cancer diagnosis can be…

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