Blog posts tagged “orthopedics:”

It’s elementary – a heavy backpack can injure nerves, muscles and bones

The kids are back to school, and you’ve finished all of your back-to-school shopping: new pencils, notebooks and clothes. But there’s one item you might not have put too much thought into that is worth taking a closer look at – your child’s backpack.

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Put a lid on it! Why wearing a bicycle helmet is important – for all ages

It's a beautiful day – the sun is shining, the birds are chirping. What could be more perfect than a bike ride? But wait! Before you hop on your bike and ride, let's discuss how to stay safe on two wheels.

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The Danger of RBIs in baseball and softball: Why we need to protect young athletes

As care providers, we’re seeing an increase in young athletes with repetitive stress injuries. Twelve and 13 year-old players are injuring the tissue near the ends of their bones known as growth plates. Sometimes they are tearing the tissue that surrounds their shoulder sockets.

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AtlantiCare wants you to 'Step it Up'

Last week, US Surgeon General Dr. Vivek H. Murthy recently announced his 2015 Call to Action – an initiative called “Step it Up” which encourages people to get more exercise through walking.

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5 easy ways to get more exercise

For many people, exercising seems difficult and exhausting — even a chore. To be honest, I agree. Exercising is difficult and it can be exhausting. But it’s an important part of my lifestyle, and I like the results I get from exercising: good health, a fit body, and the feeling I have done something good for myself and accomplished a goal.

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