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November 6, 2016Health News You Can Use

60% of Adults Prescribed Opioids Have Leftover Pills

Prescription opioid deaths have quadrupled since 1999, yet even as the heartbreaking effect of the opioid epidemic increases, Americans are holding on to—and sharing—their pills. A Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health survey found that 60% of American adults prescribed opioids keep leftover pills, and 1 in 5 reported sharing their medication with someone […]

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October 27, 2016Health News You Can Use

Physical Therapist’s Guide to Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic inflammatory disease that affects approximately 1% of the United States population. RA often results in pain and inflammation in joints on both sides of the body, and can become disabling due to its effect on the immune system. A physical therapist can help manage the symptoms of RA, enhancing […]

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October 10, 2016Health News You Can Use

5 Foods You Should Eat This Fall

Your mom probably never gave you better advice than when she said, “Eat your fruits and veggies.” But eating healthy may seem harder come fall, when favorite produce options dwindle and less familiar ones appear. Never fear. Now that warm months are gone — and with them the berries, corn and other produce we find […]

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September 29, 2016Health News You Can Use

Opioid Overload

When it comes to back and neck pain alone, 1-2% of patients with low back pain who seek treatment have a serious disorder and require surgery, while 5-10% of patients warrant further investigation through imaging.  That means a whopping 90% of patients suffering from neck and back pain would do best long-term with specific education and […]

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