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Headaches: Causes & Solutions

Headaches: Causes & Solutions

The pounding pain was relentless and almost nauseating. What had begun as mild pain behind her left eye was now making driving seem like a bad idea. What to do? Did this call for a trip to the ER, or could she just go home and try to sleep it off? When do you call

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Keep Calm & Waddle On: Act like a penguin on the ice

Keep Calm & Waddle On: Act like a penguin on the ice

Walking on icy streets and sidewalks during the winter is treacherous. Wrist fractures, hip fractures, and strains and sprains are more common than ever during the winter. If you want some good strategies for preventing falls on the ice, walk like a penguin. Keep your arms apart, your feet spread slightly, and take short, even

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New Help for Plantar Fasciitis

New Help for Plantar Fasciitis

The first few steps in the morning are agonizing if you struggle with plantar fasciitis. We once thought it was because the fascia contracted during the night and pain occurred as the tissue stretched with that first step. It made sense then, that stretching more would solve the problem. But stretching exercises and orthotics are

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Keeping Young Athletes Healthy

Keeping Young Athletes Healthy

Over the last three decades, the intensity of children’s sports has changed. In the Front Range, whole catalogs are devoted to sports camps. Club sports are proliferating and, in a community where physical activity is highly valued, competition to excel is huge. Parents are hiring personal coaches and trainers to help their children in the

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Eccentric Exercise: What I’ve Been Missing

by Hilary Froman, PharmD My entire life, I’ve ignored the second half of my workout… When someone first hears the term eccentric exercise, they might imagine a quirky, “eccentric” aunt participating in one of those fad exercises -doing aerobics in high heels, or running around on Kangoo Jumps (springs for your feet). Eccentric exercise shares no

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Pain Free Sleep

Pain Free Sleep

by Hilary Froman, PharmD One thing is clear to all of us who have had shoulder injuries – shoulder pain and sleep don’t mix. You can toss and turn for ages and not find a comfortable position, and catching some shut-eye can seem like a lost cause. Insomnia happens to all of us occasionally. When

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