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Are backpacks hurting your kids' backs?

Posted by Michelle Rein, M.D.
September 22, 2016

The backpack is as much as a part of school life as homework. Kids use backpacks to carry everything they need. Unfortunately, the weight of everything they need stuffed into an improperly worn backpack may lead to sore joints and muscles.

Resource Center(s): Back Pain, Children's Health (Pediatrics), Parenting

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Women and stroke: What you need to know

Posted by Katie Pace, R.N., stroke coordinator
September 20, 2016

Ladies, the statistics are not in our favor. Stroke is the third leading cause of death for women, and each year 55,000 more women than men have a stroke. According to the National Stroke Association, each year stroke kills twice as many women as breast cancer. In addition, the use of oral contraceptives, pregnancy, history of pre-clampsia/eclampsia, gestational diabetes and post-menopausal hormone therapy pose special stroke risks for women.

Resource Center(s): Stroke, Women's Health

Overuse Injuries

How to avoid overuse injuries

Posted by Raunaque Oshan, P.A.-C.
September 13, 2016

Are you looking to be more physically active? If you’re planning to do more exercise or play more sports, beware of overuse injuries. Overuse injuries are any type of muscle or joint injury, such as tendinitis or a stress fracture, that’s the result of repetitive trauma. Overuse injuries typically occur because of training or technique errors.

Resource Center(s): Exercise and Fitness, Orthopedic Health

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