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Notes from the Barre: Dance to Improve Health

dance to improve healthA dancer squeezes her ballet stretch class in between a hectic schedule of school, work and running errands. The long drive to the studio is fraught with rainy weather and crazy drivers. The dancer is nursing a cold and feeling stressed. When she arrives at the studio, she feels rushed and has to scurry to get to class on time. As the music begins, she places her feet in first position and breathes a sigh of relief.

Tips to Help Picky Eaters Thrive During the Holiday Season

Pediatric Feeding ProgramThe holiday season is a joyous time filled with friends, family and vast amounts of food. From turkey dinners to candy canes to egg nog, the tastes and textures of the holiday “diet” can be overwhelming for anyone – especially finicky eaters.

What Is “Chemo Brain”

Most people are aware of the devastating physical effects experienced by people undergoing treatment for cancer, from hair loss and fatigue to pain and nausea.

Fall Prevention Tips for Older Adults

fall prevention tipsFalling is a serious problem among our senior population. One in three adults over 65 falls each year, resulting in more than 700,000 hospitalizations due to associated injuries, from hip fractures to brain trauma. But falling is not inevitable: There many things seniors can do to lower their risk of falling, from addressing health issues to implementing safety measures at home.

Taking Patients... BEYOND LIMITS

Kevin Oldt Beyond LimitsBEYOND LIMITS. These two simple – but powerful – words comprise the slogan put forth in Good Shepherd’s new advertising campaign. At Good Shepherd, “Beyond Limits” is more than a sales pitch, it is a way of life.

Parents: Tips to Care for Yourself When Your Child Is Sick or Injured

counselingWhen your child is sick or injured, worrying about his or her well-being is your first concern. You question: Is he in pain? Did I choose the right doctor? Are we following the best course of treatment?

Strokes Among Young Adults Are Increasing

Stroke PreventionWhen one envisions the typical person who has had a stroke, usually an image of an older adult comes to mind. But strokes affect all ages, from children to senior citizens. In fact, approximately 15 percent of patients who experience a stroke are 55 or younger.

Halloween Doesn't Have to be Frightful for Children with Autism

Halloween Doesn't Have to Frightful for Children with AutismBetween massive amounts of sugar, scary costumes and strobe lights, Halloween can be an overwhelming night for children and parents alike, but for children with autism spectrum disorders, Halloween can be an especially frightful occasion. Careful planning can be the key to a fun and successful experience for the entire family.

Your Desk Job Is a Health Risk

health risks of a sedentary lifestyleThe alarm wakes you at 6 a.m. You get up, shower, dress and sit down to eat breakfast.  Next, you get in your car and sit for your commute to work.  You take a few steps to enter your office and proceed to sit at your deskfor eight hours.  You commute home, followed by eating dinner, watching TV or reading a book until it is time for bed.

Physical Therapy: What to Expect Following Joint Replacement Surgery

outpatient joint replaementSurgery to replace a joint, like a hip, knee or shoulder, can be scary – especially when you don’t know what to expect afterwards. Will recovery be painful? How long will it take to heal? What will physical therapy be like? Will rehab be difficult?

Below are answers to frequently asked questions regarding outpatient physical therapy following a joint replacement:

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