Thanksgiving is a time for family, fun and, of course, food. So why not take advantage of that fact and serve some pain-fighting fare to your guests this year?
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Deer hunting season is finally upon us again. After months of sunshine and fair skies, the weather has at last turned cold, leaves clutter the ground and the deer are out in full force. That can only mean it’s once again time to grab your orange and camo gear, haul out your hunting rifle and take to your tree stand.
But before you hunker down for long days (and nights) in your stand, make sure you’re prepared for all the dangers of hunting. I’m not talking about dangerous animals or other hunters, but a far closer hazard: pain. Sitting in your tree stand, dragging your trophy buck to the car or even walking over uneven terrain can spell disaster for your hunting trip if done improperly. So before embarking on your yearly pilgrimage to the woods, consider these tips for avoiding hunting pain and injuries.
As we trade in our warm-weather clothes for boots, scarves and winter coats, it’s also time to bundle up our landscapes for the winter. Use this checklist to help you prepare your garden for the cold weather ahead, and to avoid injury in the process.
Many people hear the same thing every time they visit the doctor: Being overweight can have serious effects on your health. But what your doctors may not be telling you is that, in addition to things like high blood pressures, heart disease and high cholesterol, your weight may be causing or increasing your back pain.
When you’re in pain, it can be difficult to figure out who to turn to for help. You may find yourself wondering who has the expertise, knowledge and tools to best help you find relief. What type of provider is best for your specific bone and joint pain? For many of these cases, the answer may be a pain management doctor. According to Advanced Pain Management’s (APM) chief medical officer, Dr. Donald Harvey, “This is a specialty that didn’t exist 20 years ago, and it’s now expanding faster than any other medical specialty in the country.” The innovative field of pain management could be the option you’ve been searching for, and here’s why:
For many people, the scariest thing this Halloween won’t be the masks or the movies, it will be facing the laborious holiday projects and parties with chronic pain. Fortunately, though, pain’s disrupting effect can be minimized with a few Halloween tricks.
As the temperatures begin to drop, so do many people’s activity levels. Walks in the park and days spent gardening or biking are replaced with cozy days indoors, often in front of the TV. But there are actually a multitude of options for cool-weather fitness, no matter your activity level. Here are our top 5 favorites.
Grab your shovel, knee pads and trowel and start planting your way to a beautiful landscape.
Most gardeners are used to adding a few (or a few hundred) bulbs to their gardens in fall. But fall is also a great time to add trees, shrubs and perennials to your yard. The soil is warm and the air cooler, so the plants are less stressed and establish more quickly. And many of these plants are on sale, extending your planting budget.
Pain is one of the main reasons Americans seek healthcare. Whether it’s back pain stemming from a work or sports injury, knee pain lingering after a surgery or just general debilitating joint pain, primary care physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners are often left with the burden of care.