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Wednesday, 27 September 2017 00:00

5 Myths about Physical Therapy Debunked

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Physical therapists help people of all ages and abilities reduce pain, improve or restore mobility, and stay active and fit throughout life. But there are some common misconceptions that can often discourage those who need treatment from accessing physical therapists who specialize in the care people need. 

Wednesday, 23 August 2017 00:00

Patient’s Best Friend

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Dog owners know the positive effects of having their animals around as companions. Turns out, dogs can impact sick or injured individuals in much the same way. Pet therapy has grown in popularity over the past three decades.

Through its newest column Healthy Observations, OurHealth Roanoke & New River Valleys magazine partners with area physicians and health organizations to raise awareness about conditions and topics tied to specific national health recognition days, weeks and months during the year.  

Swimming and other water sports are favorite summer past times no matter your age. But remember these types of fun-in-the-sun activities should always start with safety first. OurHealth is pleased to partner with the Salem Family YMCA to bring seven helpful tips and resources developed with yours and your loved ones health in mind. 

Recently,Virginians of all ages were invited to learn more about trailside trauma and safety. Here’s some of what they learned. 

As we seek ways to purify our homes, examining the air we breathe becomes a critical factor in improving our everyday health and wellness.  

Nothing ruins a summer vacation road trip or gets you even hotter during already sweltering temperatures like a vehicle breakdown that leaves you stranded on the side of the road. That’s why it’s important to ensure that both you and your vehicle are prepared for the unexpected before you hit the road this summer.

Thursday, 06 April 2017 00:00

Top 10 Fat-Burning Foods

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You’ve heard the phrase you are what you eat? Well, not literally, of course. But there is some truth to that cliché. We should seek nutritionally dense foods (the ratio of nutrients to calories) to gain the most benefits from our diet — protein to help promote building muscle, fiber to help regulate the digestive system and carbohydrates to provide energy. There are also some foods said to increase our metabolism and burn unwanted fat.  

If you’re one of the 50 million people in America who suffer from allergies, you probably greet spring with equal parts delight and dread, getting ready for an equal amount of sunbathing and sneezing.  

Wednesday, 05 April 2017 00:00

The Nuts and Bolts of Reducing Workplace Injury

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Everyone wants to stay healthy and reduce injuries, whether at home or on the job. As a nation, we are shifting from a single-minded focus on treating injury and illness towards a system that puts prevention first. This shift towards prevention has been increasingly embraced by companies at the national and local levels.

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