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July 27, 2016Health News You Can Use

Physical Therapist’s Guide to Osteoarthritis of the Knee

Osteoarthritis of the knee (knee OA) is the inflammation and degeneration of the bones that form the knee joint (osteo=bone, arthro=joint, itis=inflammation). The diagnosis of knee OA is based on 2 primary findings: radiographic evidence of changes in bone health (through medical images such as x-ray and MRI) and an individual’s symptoms (how you feel). Approximately […]

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July 22, 2016Health News You Can Use

Exercise Your Brain

A couple months ago we talked about how exercise can help reduce your risk for cancer, but what about your brain? A wealth of information supports the idea that physical activity is good for the brain, but exactly how remains somewhat of a mystery. A new study, published this month in the journal eLIFE, suggests that strenuous […]

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July 18, 2016Health News You Can Use

Tips for a Healthy Road Trip

Road trips can take a toll on everyone – here are some ideas from the American Heart Association to keep things healthier while on the open road: Make “rest breaks” active: pick a road stop or park and get the family out of the car to take a brisk 10-minute walk and move around. Not only […]

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July 12, 2016Health News You Can Use

7 Staggering Statistics About America’s Opioid Epidemic

America’s prescription opioid epidemic is a topic of national news. How bad is the problem? Here are some statistics via The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which released guidelines in March 2016 encouraging health care providers to try safer alternatives like physical therapy for most pain management: 1. In 2012, health care providers wrote 259 million prescriptions […]

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July 7, 2016Health News You Can Use

Heart Healthy Cookout Ideas

Warmer weather may mean it’s time to break out the grill, here are some tips and ideas from the American Heart Association for a healthier grilling cookout: Go fish! Fish, especially oily fish like tuna and salmon have great nutritional benefits including omega-3 fatty acids. Rub a fillet with lemon juice and parsley or rosemary for […]

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