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Help for Victims of Domestic Violence

Domestic violence is a type of abuse usually involving a spouse or partner, but it can also involve a child or the elderly. Most cases of domestic violence are never reported to law enforcement and in fact, it takes six to eight times for a victim of ...

Why You Should Laugh More

A lack of joy, a feeling of oppressiveness or stress. In today’s fast-paced world these feelings can arise with frequency and ferocity. So how do you change your outlook? Look to something or someone who makes you laugh. Laughter, according to ...

Minimally Invasive Treatment for Colon Cancer

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Have you had a colonoscopy recently?

Superfoods to the Rescue?

Prunes boost bone density, cabbage is a good blood purifier and garlic helps the immune system. With claims like these, it’s no wonder people stock their refrigerators with superfoods. So what are superfoods? “Superfoods are ...

Influenza Primer: What You Need to Know

For the first time in 13 years, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or CDC reports that the entire continental US has widespread flu activity so the more you know about the disease, the better. Rashida McCain-Hall, M.D., with Meritus ...

Heart Disease: What You Can Control

One million people will have a heart attack or die from coronary heart disease this year according to the American Heart Association. Think of it as the entire population of San Jose, Calif., being wiped out. With an increase in obesity, sedentary ...

Why You Need to Eat Less Processed Foods

The ability to process foods has enabled man to extend the nutritional shelf life of food since the earliest time of civilization. These processes included fermentation, salting, drying and smoking foods. Yet today’s processed foods may include ...

Fitness Trends 2018

Yes, it’s that time of year when people look for the perfect workout. While there’s no magic potion to increase your activity level, trying something new is a good thing, says Elizabeth Buckwalter, physical therapist assistant with ...

Anatomy of a Cold

The common cold spreads like wildfire and causes days of malaise. This highly contagious virus is attributed to more than 200 different types of viruses—with a third of colds linked to the rhinovirus. While there’s no silver bullet for ...

Weathering Winter’s Effects

Old man winter hasn’t hit hard yet, but when wind chill levels hit minus 18 degrees Fahrenheit, frostbite can occur on exposed skin in 30 minutes or less. Frostbite, or frozen body tissue, can cause a loss of feeling and color in the nose, ...

Why You Need a Winter Workout Plan

Oh, the doldrums of winter—shorter days, frigid temperatures and more clouds than sun. Despite the desire to hibernate, Caitlyn Rohrs, physical therapy assistant with Meritus Total Rehab Care, offers five good reasons why you should stay active ...

Hibernation or Depression?

From September to January, we lose nearly four hours of daylight. For five to six percent of the population, the shorter days trigger seasonal affective disorder or SAD. Most people notice SAD symptoms starting in the fall and increasing during the ...

Flu Vaccination: Your Questions Answered

Highly contagious and potentially dangerous, here’s why you need to protect yourself against the flu.

In the Know About Breast Cancer Risk

One in eight women will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of their lifetime, yet despite the prevalence of the disease, most women don’t fully understand their risk. Ann-Marie N. Hugh, M.D., FACS, breast surgical oncologist with ...

It’s Time to Quit Smoking

Press Release Why the addictive habit puts your health at risk

Depressed?

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The Not-So-Sweet Side of Pregnancy

Swollen feet, low back pain and stretch marks are just some of the effects of pregnancy, but gestational diabetes, a form of diabetes that occurs only during pregnancy, is a far more serious condition. What’s gestational diabetes? During ...

Physical Therapy after Childbirth

…Why you need to retrain your body

Menopause: One Size Doesn’t Fit All

Press Release Understand your options from a women’s health expert.

Advancements in Breast Cancer Screening

Press Release Learn how you can benefit from advancements in breast cancer detection.

Osteoporosis Threapy

8 ways physical therapists can decelerate osteoporosis.

Getting a Leg Up on Osteoporosis

Midlife bone loss? Know the risk factors!

What You can do to Prevent Strokes

…And Six Tips for Better Health

Well-woman Exams: More than Just a Physical

An annual well-woman exam is an opportunity to stay on top of your health. The appointment includes a physical exam and discussion about your health to help identify serious health concerns before they become life threatening. A well-woman exam is ...

Advance Directives: Your Most Important Wish

Press Release Make informed decisions about your future health care.
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