News - 2019 Archive

It's Never Too Late to Start Exercising

Do you feel you are too out of shape or too old to start an exercise routine? It is never too late to begin to exercise. In fact, the older you get, the more benefits there are to exercising. It provides full body and mind benefits to do some form...
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Can You Exercise Too Much?

We all know how important it is to exercise as part of your health regimen, to stay active and get some heart-pumping activity several times a week. There is an extensive list of benefits of a regular exercise program. But can you overdo this exercise? How do you know if...
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What is a Physician Assistant?

What is a Physician Assistant or PA? These providers are becoming more and more prevalent in healthcare today. Have you seen a Physician Assistant for care? Often people do not understand the role that Physician Assistants play in healthcare today. Many physician assistants are the only provider available in small...
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Meniscal Tears

One of the most common knee injuries are meniscal tears. Athletes, particularly those who play contact sports, are most at risk for meniscal tears. However, anyone at any age can tear a meniscus. When people refer to torn cartilage in the knee, they are usually referring to a torn meniscus....
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Broken Collarbones

A very common fracture, often associated with sporting activities, is a collarbone fracture. The collarbone, or clavicle, is the bone over the top of your chest between your breastbone (sternum) and shoulder blade (scapula). It is easy to feel the clavicle because unlike other bones which are covered with muscle,...
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Shoulder Injury Prevention

The shoulder is one of the most amazing joints in the body. In fact, it is not really a “joint”, but rather a complex of 5 joints, over 30 muscles, and 6 major ligaments. The shoulder can assume 1,600 different positions! There is more movement at the shoulder joint than...
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Dehydration and Joint Pain

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...
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Do You Follow Doctor's Orders?

At the end of a doctor visit or hospital stay, a list of Do’s and Don’ts is usually given to patients to provide them with the tools they need to have a successful outcome, be it from an injury or a surgical procedure. These Do’s and Don’ts are developed over...
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The Benefits of Water Aerobics

Need another option for some exercise as the warmer weather sets in? Water aerobics are a great low impact way to get in shape and enjoy the water. Many gyms include pools and offer water aerobics classes. Some city swimming pools also offer special hours set aside for adults only...
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How Much Exercise Do I Need?

Do you know how much exercise or physical activity you should be getting each week? Everyone needs some exercise or physical activity each week to help maintain their health. There are some minimal amounts of exercise or aerobic physical activity as guidelines from the American Heart Association. Adults (18-64 years)...
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