Tag Archives: injuries

Using backpacks properly

December 21, 2012

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Today almost all children own and carry a backpack and, unfortunately, put way too much weight in it, which can cause injuries to their bodies. • Choose the right size. Many young students wear adult-sized backpacks. Purchase a backpack at a hiking or camping store where the knowledgeable sales staff can help determine the correct […]

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A light approach to pain

August 13, 2012

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by Victoria Bowmann —  When pain comes on — whether it is a low back ache, a hand or wrist problem from overuse, a headache or even painful feet — do you reach for an over-the-counter pain pill? Many people do, but relief is usually only temporary. We hope the pain goes away, until the […]

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Prolotherapy for sports injuries

March 1, 2012

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by Dr. Fred G. Arnold —  Nearly anyone who has ever experienced a sports- or exercise-related injury can tell you that sports medicine is a branch of medicine that deals with physical fitness, treatment and prevention of those injuries. Although sports teams have employed physicians for many years, it is only since the late 20th […]

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Do you pop pain pills for arthritis?

March 1, 2012

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by Dr. Paul Stallone —  Anyone who has arthritis knows how difficult it can be to treat. The usual palliative treatment includes pills, creams or a tough-it-out attitude. Yet over-the-counter pills barely work and/or last only a few hours, while prescription drugs may cause a multitude of side effects and be dangerous. Many find that […]

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Treating whiplash with myofascial release

February 24, 2012

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by Maria G. Troia —  Whiplash is a nonmedical term that describes a set of symptoms usually caused by a rear-end collision, but also can be caused by sports injuries, falls or other movements where a similar rapid extension-flexion motion of the head and neck occurs. These symptoms typically include neck pain, difficulty turning the […]

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Sleep deprivation in America

February 23, 2012

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Insufficient sleep not only affects your memory and daily performance, but studies have now shown that lack of sleep can impair your ability to drive an automobile. The U.S. Department of Transportation reports that drowsiness, including nodding off while driving, is responsible for 1,550 deaths and 40,000 injuries each year. When the Centers for Disease […]

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