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Ice, Heat, or Both?

You went a little overboard at your aerobics class and are feeling it in your knees. The arthritis in your hands is really causing achiness and stiffness today. Do you use ice, heat, or a combination of both? Here is some basic information to help you make the right decision....
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Shoulder Injury Prevention

School is out and summer activities are in full swing. Some of the activities most popular over the summer months involve using a lot of shoulder motion, i.e. baseball, softball, swimming, golf and tennis. The shoulder is really a “complex” of 5 different joints, over 30 muscles and 6 major...
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Water Goes Way Beyond Your Thirst

We have all heard by the time you are thirsty, you are on your way to dehydration. We know we are supposed to drink anywhere from 8 to 13 glasses of water per day for normal hydration. The amount of water in the average adult human body averages 57 –...
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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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May is 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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Bicycle Safety Tips

Now that we are in the warmer weather, you have probably already seen people riding their bikes, especially the kids! Bicycle riding is fun and healthy, but remember a bicycle is a vehicle and not a toy! Many traffic rules are the same for bicyclists. Here are some important safety...
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Taking It Slow with Yardwork

Spring has finally arrived! Let the yardwork begin! We are all anxious to get rid of the winter leftovers in our yards and begin to see the grass start to grow and green up. That can be quite a job, depending on the size of your yard and the ratio...
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What is a Physician Assistant?

Have you seen a physician assistant (PA) for care, but wondered exactly what their role is in relationship to healthcare? Often people do not understand the role that physician assistants play in healthcare today. Many PAs are the only provider available in small towns and rural areas, and are becoming...
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Don't Have Time to Exercise...You Might Be Surprised!

Remember the mothers in those TV shows you watched as a child? The majority were slender and appeared to be in very good shape, but you know they were not working out and sweating in a gym on a regular basis. So how did they do it? In the time...
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Tips for Transitioning to Outdoor Activities

In just a few short weeks, spring will arrive! With the warmer weather, we are all anxious to get outside and get moving. As you begin to transition to outdoor walks and runs, here are a few tips to remember: *Always remember to do a warm up and a cool...
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