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Category: Health Tips

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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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 4, 2023

WILL SANTA BRING YOU A BACKACHE WHEN SHOPPING?

Holiday shopping is stressful to your body, as well as your wallet, having the potential for a backache afterwards. Driving from store to store, getting in and out of the car, bundled in a sweater and winter coat, the expert shopper carries package after package from the store, to the car, over and over again. […]

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Oct 23, 2023

FALL PREVENTION

3rd of 3 Columns on Balance Disorders and Falls Prevention Preventing a fall can not only save your independence but also your life! Preventing injuries from falls reduces the need for nursing home placement. Injuries from falls are the seventh leading cause of death in people over the age of sixty-five. The following suggestions will […]

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Oct 18, 2023

TREATMENT FOR LOSS OF BALANCE – FALLS PREVENTION

2nd of 3 Columns on Balance Disorders and Falls Prevention Last week we discussed the causes of balance loss. Today, we will discuss treatment for this problem. Two primary treatments are medication and vestibular rehabilitation. 1. Medication Medication for dizziness and loss of balance requires a visit to your family doctor. In a more involved […]

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Oct 11, 2023

ARE YOU AT RISK OF FALLING?

TAKE THE TEST! Northeastern Pennsylvania is home to a large elderly population and many of the medical problems we expect to see are age related. Dedicated medical practitioners are in constant search for new knowledge and information to prevent or delay many age-related problems. One of the most devastating problems associated with aging is the […]

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Sep 11, 2023

ANKLE SWELLING

Ankle swelling is a common symptom that occurs when your body retains fluid in the lower legs, ankles and feet. Most people have experienced it at some point in their lives and it often resolves on its own with elevation and muscle movement. While it is usually benign and occurs on both sides of the […]

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Sep 7, 2023

How to Begin Walking for Fitness

Fall in NEPA is one of my favorite times of year. For outdoor enthusiasts, there is nothing more refreshing than activities in the bright sunshine and crisp, clean air. The hot humid summer weather can be a deterrent to outdoor activities and this time of year provides an opportunity to get fit by beginning a […]

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May 18, 2023

Health and Safety Tips For Gardeners

Part II of II: Gardening with Disabilities Summer (and Memorial Day, the kickoff of the gardening season) will be here soon and gardeners in northeast PA are anxious work in their gardens and enjoy the fruits of their labor. Last week, Health & Exercise Forum presented tips for gardeners for preventing hand and arm injuries […]

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May 15, 2023

Health and Safety Tips for Gardeners

Part I of II: Prevention of Hand Injuries Associated with Gardening Farmers and gardeners in NEPA always say that Memorial Day, the “kick off” day for planting without the fear of frost, however, it is not too early to start to prepare…not only the beds but your body! While gardeners are anxious to work in […]

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