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Are You a Fall Risk?

We all know that cancer and heart disease can be deadly, but we often ignore another common health danger that puts lives at risk: Falling. People don’t understand how devastating falls can be if they cause injuries, and the older than 65 group isn’t the only one at risk. Physicians...
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Dehydration and Joint Pain

Dehydration is so much more than just being thirsty. 75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated. By the time you “feel” thirsty, you are already dehydrated. Not drinking enough water – not coffee or pop – but pure water, can lead to fatigue, slow down metabolism, affect cognitive functioning, and contribute...
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The Exercise of Yoga

Yoga is a form of exercise developed some 5000 years ago in India. It is a low-impact, stretching and stability exercise using intentional breathing and pose repetition. Yoga is a great way to exercise daily and reap the innumerable benefits that it offers both physical and mental. It helps relieve...
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Trochanteric Bursitis

Bursae are small, jelly-like sacs that are located throughout the body including around the shoulder, elbow, hip, knee, and heel. They contain a small amount of fluid, and are positioned between bones and soft tissues, acting as cushions to help reduce friction. There are 2 major bursae in the hip...
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Arthritis Awareness Month

Arthritis. We all either have or know people who have “arthritis”, but did you know that there are actually more than 100 different types of arthritis and related conditions? The term comes from arthr- which means joint, and itis- which means inflammation. It has become an informal way of referring...
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Osteoporosis Awareness Month

Osteoporosis, just what exactly is it? You probably have heard it as the reason why your elderly grandmother or other relative began to walk with a more stooped posture. The word osteoporosis is from the Greek terms for “porous bones”. It basically is when the creation of new bone does...
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A Rainbow of Colored Tape

It seems like more and more athletes are competing with colored tape on various parts of their bodies. What is that tape and what is it used for? The tape is called Kinesio or Kinesio Tex tape. They are still doing research as to the exact benefit of utilizing this...
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