Dec 26, 2016
Despite the fact that we’ve been hearing for years now how beneficial breastfeeding is for both mother and baby, there are still some rumors circulating about the practice. If you’re pregnant and wondering whether or not to breastfeed, it’s important to get accurate information on the realities of breastfeeding. To help you get informed, here are five breastfeeding myths, debunked.
Dec 21, 2016
The body needs to be cleansed, taken care of, and made stronger. A nutritious smoothie made from fruits and vegetable can help you achieve all your health targets. Do keep in mind to opt for Greek yogurt as your choice of base for smoothies as it is a naturally occurring probiotic that will help your body in many ways. Probiotics improve digestion, reduces cold and flu, strengthen the immune system, produces more energy within the body, and heals inflammatory bowel disease.
Dec 19, 2016
Now that you understand a common cause of shoulder pain, and you have made some changes to your activities, you can start incorporating exercises to correct the strength imbalances. Specifically, you have to work the back muscles that don’t get enough exercise throughout daily activities that are using all of the pushing muscles. Strengthening these muscles will help keep the shoulder blade in its optimal position. Try doing the following shoulder exercises without resistance — it’s the best way to start incorporating them. Gradually increase resistance and repetitions as the pain decreases and the muscles get stronger. Start exercises in the least painful range. Ideally, you want to work in a pain-free range, but this may not be possible. Consider seeing your physical therapist to help guide you in performance and progression of these exercises.
Dec 16, 2016
Surgery can stir up a lot of nervousness, no matter how major or minor it may be. Once you’ve gotten through the hard part of the surgery itself, however, it can be a challenge to get back on your feet. Successful recovery can be a difficult test, and healing is largely a waiting game. With a little preparation, however, you can make your recovery a lot easier and a little bit more quickly. Here are five tips for healing after surgery, so you can take control of your successful recovery and get active faster.
Dec 14, 2016
A study published in the Journal of School Nursing found that contact surfaces such as water fountain nozzles, pencil sharpeners, keyboards, and faucets were amongst the most bacterially contaminated in classrooms while paper towel dispensers and desktops were the most contaminated with viruses.
Dec 12, 2016
We discussed the causes of shoulder pain, now let’s look at how to make some changes to prevent it or improve it. When you use your arms to move yourself, resting the area, while ideal, is rarely possible. But here are some suggestions to modify your daily activities in order to decrease the stress you put on the shoulder joint.
Dec 09, 2016
Sore muscles and aching joints — It’s one of the top reasons why many people aren’t very fond of cold, chilly winter mornings and below zero evening temps. Winter will always mean suffering if you don’t have any idea how to prevent these painful encounters and have no way to remedy or even ease the discomforts.
Little do people know that the same weight loss mistakes may be what’s causing them sore muscles when the bone chilling weather strikes.
Dec 07, 2016
Shoulder pain is a serious health issue for people who use wheelchairs – some studies show a prevalence as high as 70%! And too often this pain, or the fear of causing this pain, limits participation in an exercise program. As a physical therapist, I often hear “I don’t exercise because I don’t want to hurt my shoulders” or “my shoulders hurt and I don’t want to do more breakdown or cause more pain.” I understand this. It is very natural to avoid pain. But we have to take a step back and look at the cause of the pain.
Dec 05, 2016
Running a successful hospital involves proper management of the different processes within the organization. Proper management is needed to effectively ensure that all core functions proceed accordingly while still maintaining a stable financial state. Whether you are dealing with a small organization or a national network, efficiently managing the revenue cycle is one of the most important factors in having a successful healthcare facility. A steady revenue generation and reduced income leakage are some of the key aspects that keep any organization in good financial health. A hospital is a business, and as such, the basic principles of successful ventures apply.
Nov 29, 2016
Better computers and advances in neuroscience have created a recent flurry of progress in brain interface technologies and robotics. Now researchers are betting that these technological breakthroughs can pay big dividends for paralyzed patients. They can reduce the need for attendant care and improve the quality of life for the approximately six million people in the United States living with paralysis.