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Building Better Relationship with Our Bodies

Building Better Relationship with Our Bodies

Worries about weight and appearance begin in childhood. Girls as young as six talk about wanting to be skinnier. Boys in middle school take supplements and even steroids to develop more muscular bodies. The pressure to look a certain way is often rei...
6/24/2019 | Building Better Relationship with Our Bodies

How Breast Density Affects Your Cancer Risk

How Breast Density Affects Your Cancer Risk

The letter arrives announcing that your recent mammogram was fine (cue huge sigh of relief) but your breast tissue was classified as dense. So what does that mean, and why does it matter? “Dense breasts refers to the appearance of breasts ...
6/24/2019 | How Breast Density Affects Your Cancer Risk

Better Scar Care

Better Scar Care

Whether it was a surgical incision or an accident that etched the telltale mark across your skin, you’ve likely acquired at least a scar or two during your life. But how you care for the scar in the months after injury can affect how the scar f...
6/21/2019 | Better Scar Care

Eye Safety for Athletes

Eye Safety for Athletes

While few sports require eye protection - including youth leagues - athletes are at greater risk of eye-related injuries. It's a concern, because sports-related eye injuries account for approximately 100,000 doctor visits in the U.S. every year, acco...
5/22/2019 | Eye Safety for Athletes

The Healing Power of Music

The Healing Power of Music

It’s been called many things – the universal language, a great healer, even a reflection of the Divine. While there’s little doubt about the power of music, research now shows us just how powerful it can be. “Across the h...
5/20/2019 | The Healing Power of Music

Common Running Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Common Running Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Here in Wisconsin, running is a favorite form of outdoor exercise for adults.Jenny Kempf, a Physical Therapist at UW Sports Rehabilitation Clinic, says one reason it's so popular is because it's so accessible."Anyone can go and run. You just need a p...
5/17/2019 | Common Running Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

 

 

 

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