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August 9, 2016Health News You Can Use

Backpack Safety Tips

School is just around the corner!  Check out these backpack safety tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics and reach out to us if your student experiences any back issues- we are happy to help! Choose a backpack with wide, padded shoulder straps and a padded back. Pack light. Organize the backpack to use all […]

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August 1, 2016Health News You Can Use

Summer Snack Ideas from the American Heart Association

Try some fun and refreshing summer snacks that the entire family can enjoy: Fruit pops: Homemade freezer pops are an easy, fun treat for kids to make. Mash up fruit like peaches, grapes, berries or watermelon and put them in paper cups, insert a popsicle stick, freeze overnight and enjoy! Cool and crisp: keep a variety of […]

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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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