Posts Categorized: Wellness

Over age 60? Frazier Rehabilitation Institute’s Moving Target Assessment can keep you on track

Health care providers are starting to see an increase in people, specifically those in the baby boomer population, experiencing movement issues related to aging. To determine whether a person is aging on track, providers generally start with an investigation of these five factors: Posture Flexibility Strength Balance Endurance These factors encompass some of the greatest…
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Don’t get burned: What you need to know about melanoma

Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer, according to the American Cancer Society. While melanoma accounts for a small portion of skin cancers, it is actually one of the most common cancers among young adults, especially women. The American Cancer Society estimates that in the United States during 2020: About 100,350 new melanomas…
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When should I visit a sports medicine doctor?

Whether you’re a weekend warrior or a committed athlete, aches, pains and injuries are often part of the game. But when serious accidents or more run-of-the-mill repetitive stress injuries happen, who should you see? Your general practitioner, or a sports-medicine specialist? I often answer that question based on frequency. You should see a sports medicine…
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Five tips for preventing mask acne

“Maskne.” It’s real, and it’s one of the biggest skin care topics on the internet now as people from all walks of life adjust to wearing masks in public. If you’re wearing a mask and getting breakouts as a result, you don’t have to consign yourself to your fate. There’s a lot you can do…
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When a tick bite is Lyme disease

The outdoors are full of ticks that bite. But how do you know when you’ve been bitten with a tick infected with Lyme disease? Lyme disease is a serious infection that looks and acts very differently than the typical discomfort of a tick bite. And it infects an estimated 300,000 people a year, according to…
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