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September 23, 2015Health News You Can Use

Here’s How Much You Should Stand Each Day

More evidence suggests getting off your seat and moving around is good for your health We know that the amount of time we spend sitting each day wreaks havoc on our health, and in a new paper, researchers show that spending just two hours standing or moving around instead of sitting may have a real positive […]

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September 16, 2015Health News You Can Use

They Call it Prehab: Starting Cancer Patients on Rehab Before Treatment

Cancer patients who start rehabilitation before they begin treatment may recover more quickly from surgery, chemotherapy or radiation, some specialists say. But insurance coverage for “prehabilitation,” as it’s called, can be spotty, especially if the aim is to prevent problems rather than treat existing ones. It seems intuitive that people’s health during and after invasive […]

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September 11, 2015Health News You Can Use

Backpack Safety

Wear both straps Use of one strap causes one side of the body to bear the weight of the backpack. By wearing two shoulder straps, the weight of the backpack is better distributed. Wear the backpack over the strongest mid-back muscles Pay close attention to the way the backpack is positioned on the back. It […]

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September 1, 2015Health News You Can Use

4 Ways to Stick to Your Physical Therapy ‘Homework’

When Nancy D. Brown’s doctor told her she had hip dysplasia several years ago, her first reaction was: “Humans can get that?” remembers Brown, now a 54-year-old travel writer in Lafayette, California, who had only known it as a condition she should watch out for in her dogs. But when her surgeon told her she could no […]

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August 20, 2015Health News You Can Use

Workplace Wellness

Working at a computer work station all day can take a toll on the body. Repetitive activities and lack of mobility can contribute to aches, pains, and eventual injuries. Sitting at a desk while using the keyboard for hours on a day to day basis can result in poor circulation to joints and muscles, it […]

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