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Sep 30, 2020

COVID WEIGHT GAIN?

There are many health issues associated with COVID 19 and gaining weight seems may be the most common of all. There are many reasons for weight gain during this stressful time and one of these is the psychology of eating. In the land of plenty, we eat mindlessly

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Sep 23, 2020

CORONAVIRUS – A Personal Story

Science: A miniscule piece of single-stranded RNA virus has caused over 22 million cases and 776,000 deaths worldwide and is estimated to cost about 10% of the world’s total economic output ($8.8 trillion). The United States remains the most affected country alone with over 5 million confirmed cases. As millions remain jobless and no end […]

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Sep 16, 2020

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 falling. […]

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Sep 16, 2020

Fall 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.

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Aug 31, 2020

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. Medication for dizziness and loss of balance requires a visit to your family doctor. In a more involved case, your […]

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Aug 31, 2020

Causes of Loss of Balance

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 falling. It will be the purpose of this series of three columns to educate readers about the risks and causes of falling and the prevention and treatment of balance disorders.

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Aug 10, 2020

Cycling: The Proper Fit can Prevent Injury.

According to the New York Times, there is a shortage and backorder of bicycles this summer due to COVID-19, especially in the cities where public transportation is discouraged. Fortunately, in NEPA, the problem is not so extreme. For those who have a bike, now might be a good time to dust them off and enjoy […]

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Aug 5, 2020

Top Ten Benefits of Cycling

There are many obvious reasons to bike…cardiovascular fitness, burn calories, improve leg strength and others. But, the real question is, “what are the advantages of biking over other forms of exercise?” Glad you asked…

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Jul 27, 2020

Exercise Tips for Those with Osteoarthritis

OA is not an excuse to avoid exercise but it is important to be smart about it. Regular exercise is essential to maintain a normal lifestyle for those with OA. However, if you do the wrong exercise, use poor technique, or are too aggressive, you could flare-up your joints and do more harm than good.

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Jul 27, 2020

Protect Your Skin for its Health and Looks!

Protect your Skin for it Health Skin Cancer Despite the fact that we have limited exposure to sunny days in NEPA (50%), skin cancer still exists in large numbers. Skin cancer is the most common cause of cancer in the United States. While there are several types of skin cancer and not necessarily all are […]

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