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Making Healthy Choices: Tips for Eating at Restaurants

When life gets busy, it’s tempting to turn to fast food or restaurants for meals. Unfortunately, this isn’t always the healthiest choice. Fast food, for example, is usually high in sugar, salt, fat and calories. If done right, you can enjoy the convenience of eating...

Treating SLAP Tears in the Shoulder

What is a SLAP tear?   SLAP is an acronym that stands for “superior labrum, anterior to posterior.” It refers to both the location and the direction of the injury. A SLAP tear is a specific type of shoulder injury that affects the labrum, which is a...

Protecting Against Complications of a Dislocated Shoulder

When struck with enough force, the ball-and-socket joint of your shoulder has the potential to dislocate, often resulting in symptoms such as swelling, bruising and numbness, as well as an unusual appearance of the shoulder. Unlike most joints, it is the soft tissues...

A Quick Guide to Helmet Safety

Millions of Americans ride bicycles each year, but fewer than half wear helmets when out on a ride. For instance, according to findings from a CDC survey, only 48% of children between the ages of five and 14 were likely to wear a helmet, a percentage that decreased as...

Stages of Sleep

Sleep is a vital part of our daily routine. It refreshes our mind, re-energizes our body and helps us to accomplish tasks in the upcoming day. Research shows without quality sleep, our brain struggles to form memories and concentrate effectively in the short term....

Lyme Disease

Lyme disease is an infection that affects multiple systems in the body. It is carried by deer ticks and can cause a variety of symptoms. Lyme disease is a common arthropod-borne illness (meaning coming from insects), with about 30,000 cases reported annually to the...

What is Vaginal Obstruction?

Vaginal obstruction occurs when a wall of tissue blocks the opening of the vagina. Blockage can occur at many levels of the vaginal wall and can be complete or partial. Side Effects of Vaginal Obstruction The consequences of vaginal obstruction depend on where the...

Anxiety Disorders in Teens

Many teenagers deal with complex emotions and feelings of stress or worry as they move through a particularly stressful time in life. These emotions are normal and healthy in moderation, but consistently feeling them could signal an anxiety disorder. Simply put,...

The Herpes Simplex Virus

Most people have heard of herpes, but this virus is often misunderstood. Herpes is categorized as either HSV-1 or HSV-2 and each strain has different symptoms. However, both remain in the body for life. Educating yourself about herpes can help you avoid contracting...

What You Need To Know About Weightlifter’s Shoulder

If you experience shoulder pain that gets worse when weight lifting, a popping/clicking sensation while moving your shoulder and tenderness to the touch, you may have a condition known as distal clavicle osteolysis, also known as weightlifter’s shoulder. This...

Inducing Labor: What Pregnant Women Should Know

Labor induction is a planned, artificial start of the birthing process. In the past, medical providers would only induce labor if there was a health risk for the mother or her baby. More recently, though, many women are opting for “elective induction” (i.e., inducing...

Tips to Help You Stay Fit As You Age

As people age, they often become less physically active. In fact, studies show that at the age of 75, about one in three men and one in two women don’t exercise. The number of positive benefits from exercising far outweighs the negative, which means it’s essential to...