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Aug 11, 2021

Be Cool With Summer Fun, Avoid Heat Stroke

Part I of II It is August and summer is rapidly passing! So, get outdoors and have fun in the sun. However, please be mindful of how your body reacts to high humidity and heat and take appropriate precautions. Athletes are particularly vulnerable this time of year due to daytime practice sessions. (August 9, 2021, […]

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Aug 4, 2021

HYPERTENSION

According to the Centers of Disease Control (CDC), Hypertension (HTN), also known as high blood pressure (HBP), affects one in three adults (67 million people) in the USA. Unfortunately, only one-half of those with high blood pressure control the problem and, as a result, are at great risk for heart disease and stroke. Blood pressure […]

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Jul 26, 2021

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 on my clothing and skin after […]

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Jul 19, 2021

DEHYDRATION

Dehydration is the most common fluid and electrolyte disorder of frail elders, both in long term care facilities and in the community! Elders aged 85 to 99 years are six times more likely to be hospitalized for dehydration than those aged 65 to 69 years. More than 18% of those hospitalized for dehydration will die within 30 days

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Jul 13, 2021

Cry Your Way to Good Health

Crying is a normal and valuable part of human communication and emotional expression. No doubt, some use this form of expression more than others and being of Mediterranean descent, my family will tell you not to sit next to me in the movie theater if a “tearjerker” is playing. “The Notebook” really got me! While […]

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Jul 6, 2021

HEEL PAIN – PLANTAR FASCIITIS?

Happy Independence Day! Summer activities are in high gear…playing games, jumping, walking and running on grass, pavement and sand! And, with that, foot and heel pain is not unusual, especially for those who are not in shape, new to exercise, wear summer flats, sandals or shoes with poor support. While man has spend thousands of […]

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Jun 29, 2021

TIPS TO KEEP YOUR BRAIN SHARP WITH AGE

Age-related changes to your body are normal and expected. For example, loss of muscle tone, stiffness in joints, and loss of balance. With effort, some of these changes can be retarded and managed. The brain is no different.

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Jun 21, 2021

Drowning Education, Awareness and Prevention

Guest Author: Gregory E. Cali, DO Today is the first day of summer! Summer is a great time to enjoy the many beautiful lakes and rivers in our area. Many will spend time swimming, water skiing and tubing, boating, kayaking, and fishing in the lakes and streams while others will enjoy a refreshing dip in […]

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Jun 14, 2021

RUNNERS BEWARE…

OVERTRAINING CAN LEAD TO STRESS FRACTURES After enduring the challenges of a cold and snowy winter, late spring and early summer is the time of year when long distance runners ramp up their training in preparation for the some of the best half and full marathons in the fall: Steamtown, Philadelphia, New York, Marine Corps […]

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Jun 7, 2021

When You Are Not Moving Enough…

Human beings were designed to move…walk, run, climb, lift, hunt, and gather. Contemporary man has suffered greatly from a technologically driven inactive and sedentary lifestyle. Moreover, many people continue to work or school from home and studies have found that these people are sitting more with less activity during the day. Inactivity is associated with […]

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