Injury

Joyce Hollman

Postural muscles: The key to reducing your fall risk

Injuries and deaths related to falls in older adults are such that the problem has been described as a “hidden epidemic.” My balance is no longer something I take for granted. Because I don’t want to end up incapacitated and unable to enjoy doing the things that give my life meaning, here’s what I’ve learned and practice….

Jenny Smiechowski

5 health issues that cause muscle cramps

It’s not always easy to get to the bottom of mysterious muscle cramps. But if you pay attention to the signs you can most likely narrow it down to one of six common causes of cramping.

Beverly Burmeier

Hot or cold: What’s best for pain?

Knee pain, a stiff shoulder, elbow tendonitis, arthritis or a recent minor injury… it doesn’t matter the cause. What does is stopping the pain. Commonly, hot or cold therapy can help, but how do you know which will work for your pain?

Jenny Smiechowski

2 surprising ways to heal a wound faster

You can slather on the antibiotic ointment, but if your immune system’s not operating at its best, the healing process is going to be slow and painful. You need to promote wound healing from the inside out. How do you do that? Well, the U.S. Army Institute of Environmental Medicine found this works…

Debra Atkinson

You, yoga and avoiding shoulder injury

Many people assume yoga is all about relaxing and little about fitness. That may be why yoga injuries are on the rise. So it’s all the more important to get the basics down…

Dr. Mark Wiley

How to be an injury-free weekend warrior

Weekend warriors need to find time during the week to elevate their heart rate, work their cardio and move their muscles. This can help keep the body primed for more vigorous physical activity on the weekend — and help avoid injury.