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How to Handle a Head Case

Posted 8/29/2017 by UHBlog

How to Handle a Head Case

Even people who work in offices are susceptible to head injuries.

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The Most Common Office Injuries

Posted 7/26/2017 by UHBlog

The Most Common Office Injuries

Even a typical office can be the site of workplace injuries.

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Foam Rolling for Athletes

Posted 2/13/2017 by UHBlog

Foam Rolling for Athletes

Foam rolling is a technique athletes can use to help release muscle knots and prevent injuries.

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To Shovel or Not to Shovel: When to Check with a Doctor Before a Strenuous Activity

Posted 1/16/2017 by UHBlog

To Shovel or Not to Shovel: When to Check with a Doctor Before a Strenuous Activity

The cold weather, ice and snow becomes more of a health and safety issue as we age.

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7 Ways to Ruin Your Knees

Posted 10/17/2016 by UHBlog

7 Ways to Ruin Your Knees

Follow these expert tips to avoid being sidelined by knee pain.

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Is Your Running Form Setting You Up For Injury?

Posted 10/19/2015 by UHBlog

Whether you need treatment for an injury or guidance to run your personal best, we can help. As a runner you tell yourself, “No pain, no gain,” but are you doing more harm than good? You ought to go back to the basics, says senior physical therapist Yazmin Torres. “It’s a runner's mentality,” she says. "Runners think, ‘If I can run, I should run,’ even if it’s not efficient or effective.” According to Torres, the key causes of running injurie...

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Balance Your Weight Lifting Routine: Fixing Rounded Shoulders

Posted 10/5/2015 by UHBlog

Are you shouldering too much pain? We can help. Mom always told you to sit up straight. That can be a challenge for those of us who spend our days slumped forward toward our computers. The result of slumping can be chronic pain and fatigue, says sports medicine specialist James Voos, MD. “Not a day goes by when we don’t see at least one patient who has pain associated with rounded shoulders,” he says. “Many patients complain about chronic shoulder and neck pain that they ...

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5 Rules for Backpack Safety

Posted 9/15/2015 by UHBlog

Do your kids know there’s a right way to wear a backpack? More than 14,000 children are treated annually for backpack-related injuries. Follow these rules for proper backpack safety and to prevent injury. Get more health tips and information on symptoms, treatment options, prescription medications, prevention and more from UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Health & Wellness Library.

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Athletes: A Guide to Hydration

Posted 9/15/2015 by UHBlog

Did you know that you need different types of fluids to stay hydrated depending on how long your activity spans? Follow these helpful tips as a guide to what athletes should and shouldn’t be drinking before, during and after activity. UH Rainbow Babies and Children’s Sports Medicine Program’s Health & Wellness section offers a host of information about children and sports medicine, from common injuries and treatments to prevention. Find out the latest about procedures us...

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How to Cool Down After a Tough Training Session

Posted 9/14/2015 by UHBlog

If you’re sidelined by injuries because your cool down routine is non-existent, we can help fix you up. Are you as diligent about cooling down after your workout as you are about warming up? If you don’t cool down properly, it makes you more susceptible to injuries, says physical therapist Benjamin Geletka. “In my opinion, the cool down phase of your exercise routine is generally more important than the warm up, especially when it comes to injury prevention,” he says. ...

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Keep Your Kids Safe During the Summer

Posted 6/9/2015 by UHBlog

Summer is a time for sports, swimming, biking, hiking and taking in the summer sun. But, with that summer fun comes a host of summer risks – many of them leading to injuries that could have been prevented.

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Temperatures Rising: Training in the Heat

Posted 5/26/2015 by UHBlog

If the heat’s getting you down, see your doctor. It’s only natural to want to take advantage of the warm weather by getting in some extra training outside. But with temperatures on the rise, your favorite outdoor activities may be detrimental to your health. Exercising or participating in sports in extreme heat can lead to serious conditions, such as heat illness or heatstroke. The first sign of trouble is excessive sweating, says sports medicine specialist James Voos, MD. “...

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Spring Into Summer – Safely

Posted 3/31/2015 by UHBlog

With the warmer temperatures of spring and summer fast approaching, activities such as gardening, golfing and tennis will once again be on everyone’s schedule. And since most of us hibernate during the winter months, when the nice weather hits, we want to jump right into all of the activities we’ve been missing. However, whether you’re 8 or 80, after a lengthy period of inactivity, we all need to prepare our bodies for the additional demands of a healthy, active lifestyle. If ...

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March Madness: Injury Prevention for the Weekend Warrior

Posted 3/16/2015 by UHBlog

The 2015 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament is in full swing and with that arises the opportunity to provide helpful injury prevention tips so that “weekend warriors” can enjoy their games to the fullest. For those who, due to work, school or other commitments, usually limit their sports or physical activities to the weekend, playing a game like basketball can result in injury if the proper steps aren’t taken to prepare. According to James Voos, MD, Chief of the Division o...

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