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December 20, 2016Health News You Can Use

Physical Therapist’s Guide to Shoulder Bursitis

Shoulder bursitis is a painful condition that affects people of all ages. The condition tends to develop more in middle-aged, elderly, and individuals who have muscle weakness. Shoulder bursitis can have many causes, but the most common is a repetitive activity, such as overhead reaching, throwing, or arm-twisting, which creates friction in the upper shoulder […]

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December 17, 2016Health News You Can Use

9 Healthy Holiday-Eating Strategies

Fend off holiday weight gain with these easy eating tricks. The Strategy: Bring Your Own Food Contribute a healthy dish to a gathering to ensure there’s something you can indulge in. Tricks to Try Eat the best-for-you offerings first. For example, hot soup as a first course―especially when it’s broth-based, not cream-based―can help you avoid eating […]

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December 8, 2016Health News You Can Use

4 ‘healthy’ habits to ditch right now

You grind it out at the gym, you chop your kale like a warrior and you pre-portion your snacks every Sunday night. You’re a wellness rock star. Or, not? What if some of your tireless efforts were in vain? What if your workouts and your snacks were working against you? Here are four healthy habits […]

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November 30, 2016Health News You Can Use

Back Pain Is Often Over-Treated

Despite abundant evidence and published guidelines calling for conservative initial treatment of most back pain through methods including physical therapy and over-the-counter medications such as ibuprofen and acetaminophen, a study published in JAMA Internal Medicine (“Worsening Trends in the Management and Treatment of Back Pain” – September 23, 2013) indicates that physicians often over-treat back pain, with […]

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November 21, 2016Health News You Can Use

How to Build a Healthier Thanksgiving Plate

No one ever said Thanksgiving dinner was healthy. But there are certain tricks to make it a little healthier—and to avoid riding out an uncomfortable food coma on the couch for the rest of the night. Whether you’re doling out your own portions, or you’re at the mercy of Aunt Ida passing out plates piled high […]

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