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Osteoporosis Month 2015

This May is Osteoporosis Month 2015. The National Osteoporosis Foundation is the main sponsor of National Osteoporosis Month and is a member of the International Osteoporosis Foundation. Both have great resources for learning about osteoporosis, it’s risks, treatment, and steps

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Posted in BStrong4Life, Exercise and Fitness, Osteoporosis

Battling the Effects of Arthritis

If you are battling the effects of arthritis as, the majority of the US population is, you are doing it wrong. Osteoarthritis (OA), commonly referred to as just arthritis, affects 52 million Americans according to the CDC. OA is also

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Posted in Exercise and Fitness, Injury Prevention, Wellness

Strength Training In Childhood

Our society typically doesn’t value strength training the way is should and it definitely doesn’t value strength training in childhood. For many Americans strength training is something for athletes and body builders. In reality we all need to have strength

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Posted in Exercise and Fitness, Pediatrics

Can Poor Posture Cause Shoulder Impingement Syndrome

Can poor posture cause shoulder impingement syndrome, a recent paper found out the answer is yes. Shoulder impingement syndrome  occurs when the tendons of the rotator cuff muscles become irritated and inflamed as they pass through the subacromial space, the

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Posted in Back Pain, Exercise and Fitness, Neck Pain

Osteoporosis related fracture

A recent study found that osteoporosis related fractures are the major cause of hospitalization in older women. This study, published on December 3, 2014 in Mayo Clinic Proceedings, included women who where aged 55 years an older at time of

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Posted in BStrong4Life, Exercise and Fitness, Healthcare Policy and Politics, Injury Prevention, Osteoporosis

Innovative Technologies to Reduce Fall Risk

As we age there are many things that tend to happen to our health and well being, one of these is worsening balance. As our balance worsens the risk to suffer a fall which can then result in a fracture,

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Posted in Exercise and Fitness, Injury Prevention

Smartphone Use Tied to Poor Posture

It really has been wild how fast the use of smartphones have grown. While there were other attempts at adding a phone to the PDA’s of yesteryear it was the first IPhone in 2007 that was the first successful smartphone

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Treating Dowager’s Hump

The posture most associated with aging, Dowager’s Hump can be known as Buffalo Hump, Hunchback, and the technical/medical term hyperkyphosis. Any way you call it treating Dowager’s hump can be important for your health and physical well being.  For the

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Posted in Back Pain, BStrong4Life, Exercise and Fitness, Neck Pain, Wellness

Steps to Boost your Immune System

The cold and flu season lasts from October to May were we live in the northern hemisphere and while these are the colder months of the year the temperature outside has little to do with the risk for getting sick.

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Posted in Exercise and Fitness, Healthcare Policy and Politics, Wellness

The placebo effect in surgery

Testing medications, supplements, and some procedures against a placebo can be described as a gold standard test of the effectiveness of said medication, supplement, or procedure. I came across an article recently I thought was interesting because it both confirmed

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Posted in Back Pain, Exercise and Fitness, Healthcare Policy and Politics, Neck Pain, Wellness

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