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  • The Benefits of In-Home Physical Therapy

    The Benefits of In-Home Physical Therapy

    For those who have been through an accident, injury or surgery, physical therapy is often a recommended course of treatment to address weakness, pain, balance, range of motion and impaired mobility. Physical therapy can help restore mobility, functional ability and quality of life through physical intervention, generally in the form of stretches and exercises.

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  • 5 Low-Impact Activities to Avoid Joint Pain

    5 Low-Impact Activities to Avoid Joint Pain

    No matter your age, exercise is always important. Regular exercise keeps your heart healthy and promotes strong bones and muscles. It also boosts mood and energy, helps you look better, fights depression and keeps you feeling younger.

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  • 10 Foods for Building Strong Bones and Muscles

    10 Foods for Building Strong Bones and Muscles

    Eating right is about more than managing your weight. You’ve got to take in the right balance of nutrients, vitamins and minerals to keep all the systems in your body functioning properly, and to keep your bones and muscles strong and healthy.

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  • 7 Tips to Transition Back Into an Exercise Routine

    7 Tips to Transition Back Into an Exercise Routine

    It’s that time of year when many people are making resolutions to get in shape and be more healthy—are you one of them?

    Depending on your current fitness level, getting fit in 2015 may be a big challenge, especially if you are used to a sedentary lifestyle. Don’t let that discourage you. Resolving to live a healthier lifestyle, including regular exercise and proper nutrition, will bring benefits for years to come.

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  • Should you use ice or heat on an injury?

    Should you use ice or heat on an injury?

    Ice and heat are commonly used to treat sports-related injuries, such as sprained ankles or shoulder injuries. Sometimes, the best treatment for an acute injury or chronic soreness can be the application of ice or heat to the affected area. But how do you know whether you need to use ice or heat for your injury or chronic pain or soreness?

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  • Eight Tips for Keeping Your New Year’s Fitness Resolutions

    Eight Tips for Keeping Your New Year’s Fitness Resolutions

    Are you among the 45 percent of Americans who will make a New Year’s resolution this year? Did you know only about eight percent of people who make a New Year’s resolution will succeed?

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  • Hypothermia: Prevention and Treatment

    Hypothermia: Prevention and Treatment

    Hypothermia is a lowering of the body’s core temperature, and it’s a potentially dangerous condition that can occur when the body is exposed to cold or moisture. Your body’s natural response to cold is shivering, which is a mechanism used to re-warm the body. Eventually, however, that shiver response is not enough to keep your body warm, which can result in hypothermia. When left untreated, hypothermia can be fatal.

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  • Tips For Reducing Joint Pain

    Tips For Reducing Joint Pain

    If you’ve ever experienced joint pain, you know that it can affect even the simplest daily tasks, such as writing, walking, cooking and gardening. By taking proper care of your joints, you can help to prevent or reduce pain that can affect the quality of your life.

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  • In the News: North Central Surgical Center Hospital Featured by Nanalee Nichols

    In the News: North Central Surgical Center Hospital Featured by Nanalee Nichols

    Nanalee Jeffus Nichols and her husband Thomas are natives of Deport, Texas, where they own a small herd of cattle and a host of community newspapers. Nanalee has been in the newspaper business for 37 years and won First Place in the Texas Press Association Better Newspaper Award four times. She’s also the medical captain of the Deport Volunteer Fire Department, and an Intermediate EMT. Her ability to work, serve and play was being limited by severe back pain, and she could barely walk at times until back surgery at North Central Surgical Center restored her to full health.

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  • How to Naturally Boost Your Immune System

    How to Naturally Boost Your Immune System

    The immune system is the body’s defense system against microorganisms that cause disease and illness. When you consider the amount of germs you are exposed to on a daily basis, it’s easy to see just how busy your immune system is. Occasionally, the immune system gets bogged down—it can’t keep up, and germs successfully invade the system, causing illness.

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