Be Well Blog

Working Out at Work

Even if you have a desk job, this doesn’t mean your workout needs to wait until the end of the day at the gym.

Sitting all day can affect both your mental and physical health, even if you follow a regular exercise routine. Prolonged sedentary behavior puts people at greater risk of back pain, headaches, obesity, heart disease, kidney disease and even cancer.

Get a Better Night's Sleep with Proper Posture

Most people know that good posture is important when we are standing, sitting or performing activities throughout the day, but having good posture while asleep can help to prevent or reduce chronic back pain.

Tips to Prevent Low Back Pain

If you are among the 80 percent of Americans who suffer from low back pain at some point in their lives, here are some helpful hints for back pain prevention.

What Is Bursitis?

Do you work in a physically demanding field, such as construction or landscaping? Do you work in a warehouse or on an assembly line? Do you participate in sports that involve repetitive motion? If so, you may experience pain from a condition called bursitis.

Treatment for Broken Wrists and Fingers

Maybe it was the ice, a loose stair tread, wet leaves or an uneven sidewalk. Whatever the reason, a FOOSH (fall on out-stretched hand) is a very typical way to break your wrist or a finger. 

Facing the Challenges of Arthritis

As the occupational therapy supervisor at Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Hospital and the mother of a son with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, I am familiar with how arthritis can affect patients in all area of their lives.

Sibshops for Siblings of Children with Special Needs

Siblings of children with special needs fill unique roles in their families. Depending on the day and the circumstance, they may need to be their brother’s or sister’s caregiver, cheerleader, advocate or helper. All of these important roles help siblings to learn responsibility, acceptance, diversity and patience at an early age.

Sally Gammon: Facing the Future

Sally GammonRecently, I announced my intention to retire as President & CEO of Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network in July 2013. (Click here to read the press release).

Enjoy a Safe and Happy Holiday Season

Holiday SafetyWhile you are “decking the halls” this holiday season, make sure you take steps to avoid household accidents that can land you or a family member in the hospital. Good Shepherd’s Safety and Security Department offers the following tips to make sure your holiday season is “merry and bright.”

Fire Prevention

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