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4 Things You Can Do to Lower Your Stroke Risk

Fort HealthCare Fort HealthCare January 17, 2019 0 Comments General Health

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 795,000 Americans have a stroke each year. What’s more, 140,000 of those Americans – nearly 20 percent – die as a result of their strokes, and many stroke survivors develop long-term disabilities that cause problems with speech, movement, and their ability to think. […]

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Hand and Wrist Stretches for Computer and Smartphone Users

Fort HealthCare Fort HealthCare January 10, 2019 0 Comments General Health

Smartphones, computers and tablets have done wonders for productivity and connectivity. But daily use of these devices can cause you to make repetitive — and often awkward — hand and wrist movements that can sometimes result in pain or stiffness. If you are a frequent smartphone, computer, or tablet user, it is important to keep your hands […]

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Is it the Flu or a Stomach Bug?

Heidi Jennrich, APNP Heidi Jennrich, APNP January 3, 2019 0 Comments Pediatrics

Flu season is now upon us. But when you hear “flu,” do you think “stomach flu,” or influenza “flu?” Influenza “Flu” Virus Influenza is different from the “stomach flu.” Influenza is the high fever, body aches, horrible sore throat, decreased energy, massive headache, cough, congestion – and if you are so unlucky, you might also […]

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The Math of Weight Loss

James Martin, MD James Martin, MD December 27, 2018 0 Comments General Health

Losing weight has easy, hard, and really hard parts. Let’s start with the easy part: The math of weight loss. One pound of human fat tissue holds about 3,500 calories of energy. Calories are how we measure energy that our bodies use; it is also how we measure the energy stored in the food we […]

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3 Facts About Tinnitus

Cheryl Kinney, Au.D. Cheryl Kinney, Au.D. December 20, 2018 0 Comments General Health

Tinnitus occurs when you hear noises, called phantom sounds, even when there is no sound occurring around you. Phantom sounds can occur in either one or both ears; be extremely loud or very quiet; have low or high pitches; and can be continuous or come and go. Typical phantom sounds include hissing, ringing, buzzing, roaring, […]

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Preparing young sledders for the season

Fort HealthCare Fort HealthCare December 13, 2018 0 Comments General Health

It’s sledding season! Sledding is a winter tradition that seems pretty straightforward, right? You go to the top of a hill, sit on a sled and enjoy the fresh air on your face as you glide down. But, if you have ever been fallen off a sled mid-hill or endured a crash landing, you know […]

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We have Physical Therapy for That: Pelvic Pain

Anne Klug, PT Anne Klug, PT December 6, 2018 0 Comments General Health

Pelvic pain is pain in the lowest part of your abdomen and pelvis. Pelvic pain can sometimes radiate to your lower back, buttocks or thighs, vagina or testicles. It is most common in women but can still be a problem for men. Symptoms Depending on its source, pelvic pain can be: Dull or sharp Constant […]

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Pelvic Floor Prolapse

Krista O'Dell, PT Krista O'Dell, PT November 29, 2018 0 Comments General Health

Pelvic organ prolapse is a disorder in which one or more of the pelvic organs (bladder, uterus, or rectum) drop from their normal position. This can occur do to a combination of weak pelvic floor muscles or decreased ligament support of these organs. Studies have shown that prolapse can occur in over 40 percent of women. […]

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There is Help for an Overactive Bladder

Becky McConnell, PT Becky McConnell, PT November 19, 2018 0 Comments General Health

Urination is a normal part of a healthy, functioning bladder. But when does an “active” bladder become an “overactive” bladder? Do you find yourself with the need to urinate often (more than 8 times in a day)? Are you planning your daily activities and your travel around your need to “go?” Do you experience urinary […]

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Diabetes Awareness: Diabetic Foot Ulcers

Robert Goldman, MD Robert Goldman, MD November 15, 2018 0 Comments General Health

Fall can be an unwelcome time of the year if you have diabetes. Cool evening walks and hiking through those crunchy, fallen leaves aren’t as appealing when you have a foot ulcer. A diabetic foot ulcer develops because of nerve damage or injury in the feet (where the nerves are the longest in your entire […]

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