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Sleep — An essential element of success for children

Posted by Jennifer Wickham, L.P.C.
August 23, 2016

At the end of a wonderful summer and as families are returning to school and new routines, the question of “How much sleep does my child need?” might arise if you find your child is struggling.

Resource Center(s): Children's Health (Pediatrics), Sleep

Identifying and preventing ACL injuries and concussions

Identifying and preventing ACL injuries, concussions

Posted by Josh Berndt, P.T.
August 23, 2016

A good percentage of Americans love football for the fast-paced, hard-hitting product displayed on the field. And spectators enjoy the game at all levels — grade school, high school, college and the pros. Because the nature of football is highly intense and physical, injuries are prevalent. In particular, ACL injuries and concussions commonly surface in athletes of all age levels. And these injuries aren’t limited to just football — many other sports pose risks. But what are ACL injuries and concussions? What symptoms should you be aware of? How can you prevent them?

Resource Center(s): Orthopedic Health, Sports Medicine

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Coloring is good for your health

Posted by Cassie Welsh, L.P.C., S.A.C.
August 17, 2016

What used to be known as a simple, fun activity for kids is now a tool for practicing good mental health. Coloring has recently become the newest craze, especially for adults. Although some are skeptical, many experts are confident in the therapeutic effects that take place when someone sits down with some colored pencils and paper.

Resource Center(s): Men's Health, Women's Health, Behavioral Health

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