Posts From December, 2013

Easing growth spurt pain

If your child is going through a growth spurt and is active in sports, watch for signs of heel pain. He or she may develop Sever’s disease, an injury in which the growth plate in the lower heel becomes inflamed and painful. Sever’s disease is the most common cause of heel pain in children, and


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10 ways to shovel snow safely

It won’t be long before snow starts piling up in your driveway and you break out the shovel sitting in the back of your garage. Keep in mind, shoveling snow can strain your back and shoulder muscles. In 2009, about 16,500 people were treated in hospital emergency rooms for injuries that occurred while shoveling snow


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Acupuncture may help relieve diabetes discomfort

Did you know that acupuncture—the ancient Chinese practice in which thin needles are inserted under the skin—can be useful for some diabetes patients? Here are two ways it might help relieve symptoms: 1. Studies show acupuncture may ease diabetes-related nerve pain. In a study published in the journal Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice, researchers found


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