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Category: Fall

Nov 26, 2018

Health and safety tips for hunters

Today is an unofficial holiday in the state of Pennsylvania…the first day of firearms deer season! Approximately, 750,000 hunters from age 12 to seniors will hike through the woods in search of a whitetail. While I am not a hunter, I am an avid outdoors person with great passion for mountain biking, kayaking, whitewater rafting, […]

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Aug 13, 2018

Preventing heatstroke in football, soccer, and fall sports

PREVENTION OF HEATSTROKE: For Football, Soccer and Fall Sports Summer football training camps and practice sessions are in full swing in Northeastern Pennsylvania. A few years ago, the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA) implemented “Preseason Heat-Acclimatization Guidelines” This policy is slightly updated for starting dates each year (www.piaa.org). At this time each year, I receive […]

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Jul 9, 2018

Hit the trails and beat the heat

“The woods are lovely, dark, and deep, But I have promises to keep, And miles to go before I sleep, And miles to go before I sleep.” -Robert Frost The purpose of this column is to present an alternative to traditional running that will allow training on more interesting and less stressful surfaces such as those […]

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May 7, 2018

Lyme disease precautions for outdoor activities

LYME DISEASE! OUTDOOR ENTHUSIASTS BE AWARE! “Health & Exercise Forum” regularly promotes active lifestyles and outdoor activities. However, being one with nature is not without its risks and attracting ticks which can lead to Lyme disease is one of them. Over the last few years, I have been amazed by how many ticks I find […]

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Sep 5, 2016

ACL injury prevention for female athletes: Part 1 of 2

ACL INJURY PREVENTION FOR FEMALE ATHLETES: Part 1 of 2 Guest Contributor: Danielle Maurice, SPT  Various studies have shown that female athletes are on average four times more likely than males to tear their anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) of the knee. Susceptibility for female athletes to an ACL injury is a multifaceted problem; anatomical, mechanical, physiological […]

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Jul 11, 2016

Long Distance Running May Not Accelerate Knee Joint Arthritis

It is the time of year when many runners will ramp up their training for the Steamtown Marathon to be held in October. As you increase your mileage in preparation for the marathon you probably have noticed some difficulty walking down the steps for your morning coffee the next morning. The stiffness in your joints, […]

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Sep 3, 2012

Muscle Cramps

  This weekend marked the beginning of high school football in NEPA! While a warm September may be a wonderful time of year to watch football from the bleachers, it often plays havoc on athletes as they suffer from severe muscle cramping. This year was not exception as many players limped off the field in […]

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Dec 12, 2011

Basketball Season is Ankle-Sprain Season: Part 1 of 2

Part 1 of 2 Guest Columnist: Janet Caputo, PT, DPT, OCS The Lynett Tournament is only a few weeks away and marks the official start of the basketball season in NEPA and that means ANKLE SPRAINS! Basketball is notorious for causing ankle sprains. According to the statistics, 40% of all high-school basketball injuries are ankle […]

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Nov 7, 2011

Flu Myths: Part 2 of 2

Guest Columnist: Anthony J. Yanni, MD, FACP, CPE  At this time every year, patients come to our office with questions and concerns about the flu shot. In an attempt to educate the public and dispel any fears or misconceptions, I have taken this issue directly to the experts… the people who manufacture the vaccine at […]

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Oct 31, 2011

Flu Myths: Part 1 of 2

Guest Columnist: Anthony J. Yanni, MD, FACP, CPE Part 1 of 2 At this time every year, patients come to our office with questions and concerns about the flu shot. In an attempt to educate the public and dispel any fears or misconceptions, I have taken this issue directly to the experts… the people who […]

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