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Falls Prevention Week is September 20-24, 2021  This is a time to remind our seniors and their families to check out their fall risk and put a plan in place to prevent falls.  So often, falls can be prevented with a little planning.   What can you do?  Take notice of the environment around you or your loved one.  Are all walkways clear?  Are loose rugs in the path?  Are cords crossing over the path?   How is the lighting?  Do ...
Posted on 2021-09-21
This week, we will delve into one of the most common career-enders for professional football players – the dreaded ACL injury. Although football players are particularly susceptible to this type of injury, anyone who takes an impact of the knee at an oblique angle can damage their ACL. The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is one of the four main ligaments within the knee that connect the femur to the tibia. The ACL helps stabilize the knee. An ACL injury is a tear in one of the knee lig...
Posted on 2021-05-27
Frozen Shoulder/Adhesive Capsulitis     Frozen shoulder is diagnosed in the United States about 200,000 times per year.  It is characterized by insidious shoulder stiffness and nearly a complete loss of passive range of motion and active range of motion for external rotation.  There are several risk factors which predispose someone to frozen shoulder.   Diabetes : 20 at risk. Trauma :  Peolple with a history of injury or surgery. Auto Immune ...
Posted on 2021-03-23
It's February!  Is love in the air?  We are often talking about matters of the heart during February.  There's Valentine's Day.  And it's American Heart Month.  In December 1963, President Lyndon B Johnson wrote the very first proclomation for American Heart Month, proclaiming February 1964 to be the first one.   Today, we still focus on education, healthy eating, healthy lifestyles, and working collaboratively to create a healthier world.  Prevention is ...
Posted on 2021-02-15
Well folks, it's been a year!  And that's an understatement!  Shall we review?  Politics has created divisiveness instead of unity, Social Injustice has been at the forefront, 2020 Atlantic Hurricane season most active than ever before, Record unemployment, the Novel Coronavirus assualted our country and the world, face masks have become the norm, businesses large and small have been closing, our healthcare systems have been overwhelmed, we've lost jobs, homes, relationships, &a...
Posted on 2021-01-01
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