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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 21, 2017Uncategorized

Avoid Addictive Opioids. Choose Physical Therapy for Safe Pain Management. #ChoosePT

No one wants to live in pain. But no one should put their health at risk in an effort to be pain free. Since 1999, Americans have increasingly been prescribed opioids—painkillers like Vicodin, OxyContin, Opana, and methodone, and combination drugs like Percocet. In some situations, dosed appropriately, prescription opioids are an appropriate part of medical treatment. However, opioid risks […]

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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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January 30, 2017Health News You Can Use

Is chocolate good or bad for health?

Who doesn’t love chocolate? Even if it’s not your favorite sweet treat, you can probably agree that the confection conjures thoughts of love, pleasure and reward. But in case you need one more reason (or 10) to celebrate chocolate, just look to science. Studies of chocolate lovers — and even some self-proclaimed “chocoholics” — suggest […]

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January 23, 2017Health News You Can Use

Physical Therapist’s Guide to Knee Pain

Knee pain can be caused by disease or injury. The most common disease affecting the knee is osteoarthritis. Knee injuries can occur as the result of a direct blow or sudden movement that strains the knee beyond its normal range of movement. Knee pain caused by an injury is most often associated with knee cartilage […]

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