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Eye Safety for Athletes

Eye Safety for Athletes

An American golfer at the 2018 Ryder Cup recently made headlines after his golf ball accidentally smashed into the eye of a spectator, resulting in permanent vision loss. While such severe accidents to spectators are rare, athletes are at greate...
10/29/2018 | Eye Safety for Athletes

Tips to Get the Most Out of Your Physical Therapy

Tips to Get the Most Out of Your Physical Therapy

Some think that physical therapy is only for those who are recovering from surgery, had an accident, or maybe even just for athletes. And while physical therapy can certainly help in those situations, it offers benefits any time someone is experienci...
10/18/2018 | Tips to Get the Most Out of Your Physical Therapy

The Importance of Advance Care Planning

The Importance of Advance Care Planning

Most people say they want to be in control of their own medical care, but a staggering number of people have no plan in place should they become too sick or injured to make decisions for themselves. Advance directives -- legal documents that out...
10/17/2018 | The Importance of Advance Care Planning

Resetting Your Fitness Mindset

Resetting Your Fitness Mindset

Getting picked last for kickball teams. Trudging across the finish line in the one-mile run long after your classmates. Struggling through pushups in the fitness test. If your childhood memories of gym class are associated with dread, embarrassment a...
10/11/2018 | Resetting Your Fitness Mindset

Leg Cramps and the Nutrition Connection

Leg Cramps and the Nutrition Connection

Many folks have experienced a “charley horse” – that searing calf pain which can wake a person at 2am. But leg cramps can strike at any time and to anyone. While the pain is usually temporary – lasting a few seconds up to 15 m...
10/09/2018 | Leg Cramps and the Nutrition Connection

How to Prepare for Surgery and Recover Faster

How to Prepare for Surgery and Recover Faster

Patients facing surgery are often overwhelmed and frustrated when recovery doesn't go as they'd hoped. But Dr. Ahmed Al-Niaimi, a UW Health gynecologic oncology surgery specialist, says, “That doesn't have to be the case.”When surgery is ...
10/02/2018 | How to Prepare for Surgery and Recover Faster

 

 

 

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