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April 26, 2017Health News You Can Use

Spring is in the air!

Spring is finally here, which means a lot of us will be spending increasing amounts of time out in the garden over the next few months. That’s good news, since an April 2014 Growing Health study found that gardening can improve a WIDE variety of health problems related to everything from obesity, inactivity, and old age to dementia […]

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March 8, 2017Health News You Can Use

How Physical Therapists Manage Pain

As America combats a devastating opioid epidemic, safer, non-opioid treatments have never been of greater need. Physical therapy is among the safe, effective alternatives recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in guidelines urging the avoidance of opioids for most pain treatment. Whereas opioids only mask the sensation of pain, physical therapists treat […]

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February 25, 2017Health News You Can Use

Physical Therapist’s Guide to Shoulder Impingement

Shoulder impingement syndrome occurs as the result of chronic and repetitive compression or “impingement” of the rotator-cuff tendons in the shoulder, causing pain and movement problems. It can also be caused by an injury to the shoulder. People who perform repetitive or overhead arm movements, such as manual laborers or athletes who raise their arms […]

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February 21, 2017Health News You Can Use

Strong Men Put Their Heart Health First

Along with Valentine’s Day, February marks American Heart Month, a great time to commit to a healthy lifestyle and make small changes that can lead to a lifetime of heart health. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women.1 While Americans of all backgrounds can be at risk for heart disease, African […]

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February 16, 2017Health News You Can Use

Physical Therapist’s Guide to Cancer

Cancer is the growth of abnormal cells in the body that causes destruction of normal, healthy cells. This process affects the health and function of the body or body parts, and can cause death. Cancer affects 39.6% of people in the United States (US) at some point in their lives, with more than 1.5 million […]

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