• Foot Screenings can play a vital role in your health.

    03/26/2015 | Events

    How important is it to undergo foot screenings? Having your feet properly screened can be vitally important for individuals who suffer from poor circulation in their lower limbs. Those who are at increased risk include people with hypertension, diabetes…  Read More

  • Colorectal Cancer: Is Colon Therapy Effective Prevention?

    Colorectal Cancer: Is Colon Therapy Effective Prevention?

    03/26/2015 |

    Screening tests for colorectal cancer (cancer of the colon or rectum) help to keep this cancer listed as a highly preventable one. When found through regular screening, precancerous polyps can be removed, and cancerous ones can be treated early. Colorectal…  Read More

  • The Importance of Reading to Your Child

    The Importance of Reading to Your Child

    03/26/2015 |

    Most of us adults would recognize the impact literacy has on our daily lives. But did you realize that reading to and with your child from the youngest age possible provides countless benefits to his or her health and well-being? If you find yourself…  Read More

  • Get the Facts: Five Facts About Spring Allergies in Kids

    03/23/2015 |

    It’s not winter anymore. Cold and flu season is over. Yet your little one is sniffling, and complaining of itchy eyes and sinus pain. Could she have spring allergies? Spring allergies affect many children, but if your child has never shown allergy…  Read More

  • Spring Break: How to Work in Exercise on Vacation

    03/23/2015 | WellnessExercise

    Incorporating exercise into your daily routine is often a key element to sticking to that exercise program. Disruptions to that routine often cause fitness buffs to fall completely off of the exercise wagon. One of the biggest routine disruptors out there…  Read More

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Inside a Level 1 Trauma Center

Inside a Level 1 Trauma Center

03/19/2015 | Innovations

A “golden hour” exists for traumatic injuries—marking the critical 60 minutes to start treatment and achieve best outcomes. A Level 1 Trauma Center stands most prepared to handle the more rare and serious injuries resulting from an external force. Traumatic injuries such as acute spinal cord or a head injury require specialized and urgent care. Compared to receiving treatment outside of a trauma center, research has found a 25 percent reduction in deaths for severely injured patients…

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Running and Its Transformative Features

03/19/2015 | Orthopedics & Sports MedicinePhysical Therapy & RehabilitationEvents

Running is a simple exercise with several benefits. Behind cross-country skiing, running comes second for burning the most calories in one mile. On average, an individual burns 100 calories per mile they run. It is a cheap, high-intensity work out that requires little equipment that can be done at any time of the day. What happens to your body when you run? Running might not be enjoyable at first, and here’s why! The initial burst of energy you feel is adenosine triphosphate, or the energy…

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Women’s Health Risks: Genes or Lifestyle?

Women’s Health Risks: Genes or Lifestyle?

03/19/2015 | ExerciseHealthy Eating

Have you ever looked down at your hands to find fingers that look just like your mother’s? Does your smile curve just like hers? Physical traits passed through family stand out and give insights into our genetic makeup. Our genes explain the less visible traits we carry as well. We lean on genetics to make sense of conditions like heart disease, diabetes, sleep irregularities, digestive trouble and obesity. However, those explanations can resemble excuses more than medical fact. While genes…

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The Effects of Caffeine and Withdrawal

The Effects of Caffeine and Withdrawal

03/18/2015 | Wellness

Have you ever ridden the teeter-totter of caffeine, trying to balance just the right amount to get the boost you need without the jittery effects? You are not alone. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) estimates that 80% of adults in the U.S. consume caffeine every day, with an average intake of 200 mg per day.  March marks Caffeine Awareness Month, and we look at how caffeine affects the body–both from consumption and withdrawal. Coffee and tea lovers grab this central nervous…

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How to exercise safely during pregnancy

03/14/2015 | Treatments & ServicesOrthopedics & Sports Medicine

For pregnant women, being active at least 30 minutes on most, if not all, days has many health benefits, according to the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Exercising helps improve posture, decreases common discomforts like back pain and may reduce the likelihood of gestational diabetes. Staying fit during pregnancy also builds stamina for labor and delivery, relieves stress and enhances mood. Healthy activities for pregnant women Before you start any exercise program, consult…

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