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It's Never Too Late to Improve Your Heart Health

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When we think about heart health, often the focus is on eating a balanced diet and exercising to help keep our blood pressure in check and our cholesterol in a healthy range. But, for many there’s often a gap between what we should be doing and...
3/15/2018 | It's Never Too Late to Improve Your Heart Health

Long-Distance Caregiving: How to Help From Afar

Long-Distance Caregiving: How to Help From Afar

It’s never easy to watch your parents’ health decline, but it can be even more difficult when you can’t be there in person to help them shovel after a snow storm or take them to the doctor. Relocating to be close to your parents isn...
3/15/2018 | Long-Distance Caregiving: How to Help From Afar

When You're Trying to Find an Exercise You Enjoy

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Are you someone who struggles to find an exercise you enjoy? Does the thought of going to the gym leave you wanting to pull the covers over your head? At the risk of sounding like an infomercial, it can be hard to find the motivation to break a sweat...
3/13/2018 | When You're Trying to Find an Exercise You Enjoy

Working Toward a Better Understanding of Tendinopathy

Working Toward a Better Understanding of Tendinopathy

In nearly every sport, overuse injuries are so common there are names for them like “tennis elbow,” “jumper’s knee” or “runner’s knee.” And these injuries aren’t just limited to sports. Military p...
3/12/2018 | Working Toward a Better Understanding of Tendinopathy

Crash Landing: Coping With Post-Event Blues

Crash Landing: Coping With Post-Event Blues

Maybe it’s a marathon you trained hard for, the wedding you spent a year planning, that vacation you dreamed of, or even hitting “send” on a major work project that dominated your life for months. The long-awaited day on the calenda...
2/21/2018 | Crash Landing: Coping With Post-Event Blues

Tips to Help You Prepare for Emergencies

Tips to Help You Prepare for Emergencies

When you think about preparing for emergencies, many people may think all they need to do is head to the Emergency Department or call 911. And depending on the situation, that’s often true. But there are also some basic steps that you can take ...
2/21/2018 | Tips to Help You Prepare for Emergencies

 

 

 

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