News - 2019 Archive

Sprain or Strain? There is a Difference!

People tend to use the words “sprain” and “strain” interchangeably, but they are not the same. A sprain is an injury to a ligament. Ligaments are the fibrous tissue that connects bones to bones at the joints. Ligament injuries involve stretching or tearing of this tissue. A strain is an...
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Osteoporosis - Not Just a Woman's Disease

When you think of osteoporosis, you probably think of an elderly woman you see walking stooped over with a cane. However, this is not just a female affliction. Men’s bones can become brittle, too – and often with worse effects. In actuality, 1.5 million men older than age 65 have...
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Tips to Prevent Falls in the Winter Months

Winter has arrived, and with the snow and ice comes a greater risk for falls. Here are some great tips to help prevent falls during these snowy days of winter: 1. Wear shoes/boots with good traction and/or invest in some of the “ice trackers” now that are made for walking...
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New Year, New You!

Don’t make that same old resolution this year to lose weight or get in shape. Instead, set a specific small goal of starting a walking program to improve your health. It’s easy, it’s free, and there are so many benefits. Start with a short period of time - 5 minutes,...
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