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DEA Drug Take Back 2018

DEA National Drug Take-Back Day: April 28

Thursday, April 19th, 2018

The Drug Enforcement Administration through the Drug Disposal Act safely collects and disposes of pharmaceutical controlled substances. DEA’s National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, April 28, 10 am to 2 pm, is a safe, convenient, responsible way to dispose of expired or unused prescription drugs. Visit DEA’s official website, under Collection Site Near You for information in […]

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Signs that You Have a Broken Bone

Tuesday, March 20th, 2018

Some folklore is passed down from generation to generation within families. My grandmother insisted that “if you don’t throw-up, it isn’t broken.” I was finishing my bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida before heading to medical school at CU. When leaving a Gators football game, I fell, landed on and possibly fractured my outstretched […]

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PT Pre and Post-Operative Benefits

Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018

Joint replacement is a highly successful operation for relieving symptoms in people suffering from shoulder, hip or knee osteoarthritis. Physical therapy before and after major joint replacement surgery improves postoperative outcomes and reduces complications.   Researchers in Ohio reviewed 4,733 Medicare cases involving total hip or knee replacements. The study’s authors estimated a 29% reduction […]

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DOC’s PT for Prevention and Recovery

Monday, January 22nd, 2018

Physical therapists (PTs) are highly educated, licensed healthcare professionals who can help patients reduce pain and improve or restore mobility, sometimes without surgery or the need for prescription medications.   At DOC, physical therapists teach patient guests how to prevent or manage their condition to achieve long-term health benefits. PTs work with individuals to prevent […]

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DOC’s Grand Slam Tennis Elbow Treatment

Thursday, January 4th, 2018

DOC’s Grand Slam Tennis Elbow Treatment Nearly 18 million people played tennis in the U.S. in 2015. Only 1 in 20 or 5% of all tennis players get tennis elbow.   Most people who are diagnosed with tennis elbow have never swung a tennis racquet.   Tennis elbow, lateral epicondylitis, is a painful condition of […]

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No Smoking Before and After Surgery

Tuesday, December 12th, 2017

Approximately 20% of the U.S. population smokes cigarettes. More than 440,000 people in the U.S. die each year from tobacco-related diseases. Smokers generally live 7 to 10 years less than nonsmokers. Cigarette smoking is a major cause of preventable disease. It is linked to heart and respiratory diseases, cancers, and bone, muscle, and joint damage, […]

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Pain Relief may cause Addiction Grief

Friday, December 8th, 2017

Pain Relief may cause Addiction Grief The United States has been fighting a losing war against drugs for decades.   The abuse of and addiction to prescription pain relievers, including opioids is a serious problem that affects the health, social and economic welfare of society.  About 7 to 8 million Americans abuse prescription drugs, according […]

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Parking Permits for the Disabled

Wednesday, July 12th, 2017

Disabled parking (DP) permits/placards help people with disabilities have easy access to places such as supermarkets, restaurants, shopping malls, medical facilities, and more. The disabled accessible spaces are required to connect to the shortest possible route to the building they serve. Disability is classified as having difficulty in bodily coordination or unable to see clearly. […]

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The Breakdown on Fractures

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

A fracture is a broken bone. A bone may be completely fractured or partially fractured in any number of ways. The severity of a fracture usually depends on the force that caused the break. The bone may crack rather than break all the way through or the bone may shatter.

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Call for Casting or Splints

Monday, February 6th, 2017

According to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, broken bones are a common injury with about 6 million Americans breaking bones each year. Casts and splints support, protect and hold injured bones in place while they heal. Generally, the cast or splint covers the joint above and below the broken bone and helps to reduce pain, swelling and muscle spasms.

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Using Crutches with Finesse

Friday, November 18th, 2016

Crutches can be a real pain. However, with the right instruction and a little practice, using crutches can actually be fun. Click now to learn how to use crutches with finesse!

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