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Category: General Wellness

Feb 26, 2024

TIPS FOR CANCER PREVENTION

February is National Cancer Prevention Month and March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Unfortunately, according to a study conducted by Northeast Regional Cancer Institute (NRCI), our area has a higher rate of cancer compared to the rest of the United States. Residents of NEPA must be vigilant! While there is no fool-proof method for cancer […]

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Feb 19, 2024

WHEN CAN I DRIVE?

SAFE RETURN TO DRIVING AFTER INJURY OR SURGERY I enjoy the privilege of working with people recovering from a wide variety of medical conditions. Many of these conditions can directly affect activities of daily living, particularly, the ability to drive safely: orthopedic and sports injuries, fractures, sprains and strains, joint replacements, hip fractures, shoulder and […]

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Feb 16, 2024

YOUNG AT HEART? CALCULATE YOUR HEART AGE

February is American Heart Month! American Heart Month is not just for lovers. Long after the Valentine’s roses wilt, our hearts will require special attention for a long healthy life. It is the goal of The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute to motivate Americans to adopt healthy lifestyles to prevent heart disease. Not So […]

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Feb 5, 2024

Antibiotic Stewardship…is very important during cold and flu season!

Antibiotic resistance occurs when bacteria no longer respond to the drugs designed to kill them. For more than a decade, the Centers for Disease Control along with other national and international agencies has supported an initiative called “Antibiotic Stewardship” the hallmark of which is the judicious, appropriate use of antimicrobials. What’s The Problem? It’s told […]

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Jan 29, 2024

Ice Baths - Benefits and Risks

What is an Ice Bath? Ice baths have become a new trend or fad in health and fitness, especially among elite athletes and some celebrities. However, it is far from a new treatment modality. In fact, the Ancient Greeks employed cold-water immersion for fever, pain relief, relaxation and socialization. In addition, Hippocrates documented the use […]

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Jan 24, 2024

CREATINE SUPPLEMENTS

During a recent “lunch-and-learn” meeting at our office, several younger staff members were discussing the use of supplements to compliment their fitness routines. One such staff member, Lily Smith, a physical therapy student aid at our clinic from the University of Scranton, is also a serious weight training and fitness enthusiast and shared her experience […]

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Jan 16, 2024

FITNESS RESORTS:

Kick Start Your Wellness New Year’s Resolutions: PART II OF II January is the time of year that many people set goals and resolve to be their very best. Not surprisingly, weight loss and fitness are the most common resolutions. It is also a time when many residents of NEPA will plan vacations and travel […]

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Jan 8, 2024

FITNESS RESORTS:

Kick Start Your Wellness New Year’s Resolutions- Part I of II January is the time of year that many people set goals and resolve to be their very best. Not surprisingly, weight loss and fitness are the most common resolutions. It is also a time when many residents of NEPA will plan vacations and travel […]

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Jan 5, 2024

KEEPING YOUR NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS…THERE IS AN APP FOR THAT!

Last week we discussed the healthiest New Year’s Resolutions, however, given the fact that 80% of those who made resolutions will have failed by January 19th, this week I will recommend the use of technology to improve the odds…there is an App for that! While some apps can be a waste of time, when you […]

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Dec 27, 2023

Simple & Healthy New Year’s Resolutions – A Clear Vision For 2024!

New Year’s Resolutions are very predictable. While most New Year Resolutions are health oriented, I purport that a healthy mind, body and spirit requires a healthy lifestyle. Interestingly, the ten most popular resolutions listed below, all have an impact on a healthy life.   SOURCE: A. Powell, About.com Guide EVERY MONDAY – Read Dr. Paul J. […]

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