Posts Tagged ‘Health and Fitness’

Concussions and the Elderly

While athletes account for a great number of concussions sustained in the U.S. each year, they are certainly not the only concussion patients. People over the age of 75 have the highest rate of concussions, often occurring from a fall. As slips and falls become more common with age, and older adults recover slower than…

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POTS: The Journey to Diagnosis

Super Bowl winning quarterback and MVP Nick Foles is widely known for his accomplishments on the football field. Lesser known is his work to gain awareness and further the research for treatment of Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome, known as POTS. Sometimes called “the most common condition you’ve never heard of”, Foles’ wife Tori suffers from…

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It’s National Youth Sports Week!

It’s National Youth Sports Week! Every year, National Youth Sports Week celebrates P.L.A.Y.S. – Physical activity, Living healthy, Access, Youth development, Safety. During this week, thousands of coaches, players, athletic and recreation directors, association members, sponsors, parents and more help to raise awareness and promote healthy lifestyles for all children and their families through sports.

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Healthy Brain (and more) with The Mediterranean Diet

The Mediterranean Diet has long been touted for an array of health benefits. From protecting against diseases such as Type 2 Diabetes to maintaining heart and brain health and keeping you agile as you age, the Mediterranean Diet has been called the world’s healthiest way of eating. In fact, there are even some recent studies…

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Drug-Free Care for Sports Injuries

Whether you are a professional athlete, a weekend warrior or a parent with a school-aged child who is involved in organized sports, sports injuries are a part of the game. Sports-related injuries are among the most common injuries that occur today. In fact, around two million high school students suffer from sports injuries each year…

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The Allergy Brain

What beautiful weather we are having! While many are singing the praises of Springtime, thousands of people are hard pressed to notice anything beyond the sniffling and sneezing associated with seasonal allergies. And here in the South, we have more than our share of pollen, grass and all the lovely growing things that trigger our…

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It's Healthy Weight Week!

Welcome to Healthy Weight Week! It seems that the beginning of each year is filled with a renewed commitment to eat healthy, exercise and for many people, lose weight. Well if any of those are personal goals, then this week is for you! Healthy Weight Week is an initiative that started to bring awareness to…

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Fall Prevention

Did you know that falling is the number one cause of injury among older Americans? The risk of falls is even higher for those who suffer from a neurological condition such as Parkinson’s disease, neuropathy, ALS (Lou Gherig’s disease) and others. There are several ways that you can lower the risk of falling that are…

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The Keys To Healthy Aging

“Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” This quote by George Bernard Shaw has spoken to many people through the years. There is no limit to the ways in which we change, adapt and reinvent ourselves over the course of our lives and it is never too late to find a new…

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Sciatica and You… What You Need to Know

The sciatic nerve is the longest nerve in the body, beginning in the lower back, going through the buttocks and down the leg. That the nerve is compressed or inflamed, the condition is known as sciatica and it hurts! Characterized by mild to severe pain, burning, tingling and numbness, sciatica can interrupt our daily lives…

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