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Winter Slip And Falls: First Aid Steps To Follow

When the first snowfall comes, the incidence of slips and falls goes up especially after a winter storm. Slipping on icy surfaces can sometimes be more than just a sprained ankle. A bad fall can also result in fractures and injuries that may require a trip to the ER.

Routine activities can become dangerous during winter so it’s very important to know what to do if, and when, accidents do happen.

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Exercising In Cold Weather

With days gone shorter and colder, it’s hard to find the motivation to go outside, much less exercise in cold weather. However, if you decide to trek outdoors, keep these points in mind:

  1.   Check the weather

First things first, the weather. Check the forecast for the day before you head out – temperature, wind, and even moisture. It’s generally not advisable to exercise outside when the temperature goes down below 0°F. Wind chill below -18°F can also cause frostbite.

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Questions About Hip Replacement Surgery Answered

Got questions about hip replacement surgery?

Here’s everything you need to know!

The Procedure

The hip replacement surgery is performed in two main ways. It can either be performed traditionally or in a minimally-invasive way.

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Back Pain In Your Life

Back pain can be more than just physical.

Now before you slam your keyboard or roll your eyes in disbelief – hold your horses, this one is backed by science, ladies and gents!

And the news is…

Well…

Pretty fascinating!

See at some point in our lives, sooner or later, we’re all going to encounter back pain, especially in the lower back area.

You might even be experiencing it right now while you read this…

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Why Is Your Elbow Swelling Like A Golf Ball?

Elbow tendonitis and elbow bursitis – here’s a foolproof guide to tell the difference for sure.

First, what you need to understand is that tendonitis and bursitis are related ailments, and both can result in your elbow swelling like a golf ball.

It goes without saying that both tendonitis and bursitis are two of the most commonly diagnosed orthopedic ailments, but the problems begin when these terms are used interchangeably.

This makes their identification and treatment all the more complicated…

But rest assured – although these ailments are related, they are by no means the same. And with proper information, you’ll be able to know what to do when your elbow swelling like a golf ball.

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How To Get Rid Of Computer Neck Pain Once And For All

Newsflash: shoulder and neck pain has increased in scope and scale over the last decade – and computers are to blame!

A 2015 study in the journal of occupational Safety and Ergonomics found that within one year of work, instances of neck pain from computer use jumped from 17 to a shocking 63%.

And that’s not all!

Other symptoms linked to neck strain from computer usage include chronic exhaustion and difficulty sleeping.

But the news is not all grim…

The good news: neck pain (strain) can not only be mitigated but can be eliminated completely!

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