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May 17, 2016Health News You Can Use

Physical Therapy vs Opioids: When to Choose Physical Therapy for Pain Management

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), sales of prescription opioids have quadrupled in the United States, even though “there has not been an overall change in the amount of pain that Americans report.” In response to a growing opioid epidemic, the CDC released opioid prescription guidelines in March 2016. The guidelines recognize that […]

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May 12, 2016Health News You Can Use

Did you know? Physical Activity Plays a Greater Role in Obesity Than Caloric Intake

Physical activity, not caloric intake, is the bottom line about what happens to your waistline, according to a new study. According to an August 2014 article published in the American Journal of Medicine, “Obesity, Abdominal Obesity, Physical Activity, and Caloric Intake in US Adults: 1988 to 2010,” researchers found that while rates of obesity climbed, caloric […]

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May 12, 2016Health News You Can Use

F.A.S.T Thinking is Key to Detecting the Signs of a Stroke

Fewer than 25% of individuals who suffer a stroke arrive at an emergency room within 3 hours of symptom onset. But a recent study published in the American Heart Association’s Stroke journal, suggests that education can improve an individual’s ability to recognize stroke symptoms to reduce the delay in care (“Stroke education aids in symptom recognition, faster […]

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May 3, 2016Health News You Can Use

Health Center on Opioid Use for Pain Management

Opioids are a classification of drugs that includes hydrocodone (eg, Vicodin), oxycodone (eg, OxyContin), oxymorphone (eg, Opana), and methadone. Since 1999, sales of prescription opioids have quadrupled in the United States. As sales have skyrocketed, so has abuse, addiction, and overdose. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nearly 2 million Americans abused […]

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April 29, 2016Health News You Can Use

Teens Need More Exercise In School

On school days, young adolescents (12 to 16 years) get 55% of their physical activity on school grounds. But recent research suggests that’s not enough. As reported by the Los Angeles Times (“More exercise at school may be key to improving teens’ health” – December 2015), only 8% of students get the recommended 60 minutes of exercise […]

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