Archive: May 2013

The Keys to a Healthy Back

According to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, almost everyone will experience back pain at some point in their lives. The pain can range from mild to severe and can be short-lived or long lasting. Although it may not be possible to prevent back pain, there are things we can do to lessen the impact of low back problems.     Having a healthy lifestyle is a good start to preventing back pain. There are 4 “keys” to having a healthy back: (more…)

Signs of a Blood Clot

A DVT, or deep vein thrombosis is a blood clot formed in a deep vein, typically in the calf or thigh muscle.  Several factors may make you at risk for this problem including (more…)

Stroke Awareness Month

It is Stroke Awareness Month.  The American Stroke Association recommends that you learn the acronym F.A.S.T. and tell 5 friends and family about the stroke warning signs and symptoms so they can be ready too.  

F.A.S.T. is an easy way to remember the sudden signs of stroke.