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Doctor’s Advice: What to expect at your annual physical

Posted by Dr. Nina Hamza on Jul 2, 2015 11:12:00 AM

My colleague has a cartoon taped to his desk. It has a man, down to his boxers, sitting on the doctor’s exam table, his body covered in post-its. The caption reads, “My wife has a few things she wants you to look at.

You’d be amazed how many times we hear that (without the post-its) every day. We’re usually glad for anything that takes you to your provider before a problem gets out of hand, but contrary to popular belief, a physical is not the ideal time to bring in that list. The time you have for your physical should be spent in finding and preventing diseases, not fixing ones that already exist.

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Topics: Wellness

How to prevent overuse injuries in youth sports

Posted by Jessica Hess, MA, ATC, Ridgeview Sports Medicine Coordinator on Jun 30, 2015 11:56:42 AM

Injury due to participation in sports is almost impossible to avoid. That’s a risk of being involved in any form of physical activity. But some injuries are preventable. In recent years, there has been a significant increase in the amount of overuse injuries in youth sports participants. Although sports participation is good – it promotes physical and emotional health and encourages a lifelong behavior of exercise – it is important to prevent overuse injuries in our children.

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Topics: Fitness/activity

The Signs & Symptoms of Overtraining for Young Athletes

Posted by Jessica Hess, MA, ATC, Ridgeview Sports Medicine Coordinator on Jun 25, 2015 3:20:00 PM

In recent years, our children and young athletes have become more involved in organized sport and multiple sport participation at a younger age. Your 12-year-old may be going from basketball practice to volleyball in the same night, and on consecutive nights. But kids are packed with energy and resilient, right? How could they possibly become overtrained? As parents and coaches, we owe it to our children to be aware of the signs and symptoms of overtraining for young athletes.

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Topics: Fitness/activity

What is fibromyalgia and what causes it?

Posted by Ridgeview Staff on Jun 23, 2015 3:02:00 PM

You have probably heard of fibromyalgia, because it is a common health problem. But while most people have heard the term, many people wonder exactly what is fibromyalgia and what causes it? The answers help explain why the condition can be so frustrating for people who suffer from fibromyalgia.

Fibromyalgia: The Definition

It’s not a disease, but a syndrome – a group of symptoms, which can vary somewhat from one patient to the next. The common thread is widespread, long-term pain. Fibromyalgia is most prevalent among women age 20-50.

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Topics: Primary Care

How to Get the Best Gout Treatment

Posted by Ridgeview Staff on Jun 18, 2015 2:21:00 PM

If your body produces too much uric acid or doesn’t adequately eliminate uric acid, it can build up in your blood and cause joint inflammation. This condition is called gout, and it’s actually a form of arthritis. Because it is very painful, it is essential to learn about the best gout treatment for you.

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Topics: Wellness

Clarifying the Symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis

Posted by Ridgeview Staff on Jun 16, 2015 1:03:00 PM

 

When people hear the term “arthritis,” they often think of aging joints, and the wear and tear associated with Osteoarthritis. It is the most common form of arthritis, caused when the bones in a joint rub together once the protective cartilage has worn away, but there are more than 100 different types of arthritis. All of them affect the joints, but in the case of Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA), that’s where the similarities end. So it’s important to clarify the symptoms and treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis.

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Topics: Wellness

Vacation Guide: 12 tips for traveling with health concerns

Posted by Ridgeview Staff on Jun 11, 2015 2:21:00 PM

Plan ahead to avoid health issues on the road 

Summer and travel just seem to go together. Whether it’s summer break with the kids, or just the right weather to explore new places, summer is the best time for many vacations. But our bodies don’t always know that schedule, so it’s wise to do some planning before leaving on a trip, particularly if you have medical conditions that you need to worry about on the road. You want to have fun, but stay safe, so here are 12 tips for traveling with health concerns.

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Topics: Wellness

The best tips to stay hydrated during your summer training

Posted by Ridgeview Staff on Jun 9, 2015 2:07:56 PM

Beat dehydration before it beats you

We don’t usually think of our bodies as “fluid,” because we only see our physical exterior. However, the human body is largely composed of water and fluids, and when those resources get low, we suffer from dehydration – lack of water. It is possible to become dehydrated due to illness, but as the weather warms and you find yourself spending more time outdoors where it’s hot, remember these tips to stay hydrated during your summer training.

Dehydration can quickly progress from mild to moderate to severe, at which point it can turn deadly.

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Topics: Fitness/activity

Beat the Heat: Tips for a Healthy Summer Workout

Posted by Ridgeview Staff on Jun 4, 2015 3:14:00 PM

How to Keep Cool During Summer Workouts 

Whether you’re just playing around, enjoying Minnesota’s many outdoor activities, or exercising for fitness, a summer workout can turn dangerous unless you’re mindful of the heat. Fortunately, heat-induced problems are easily preventable. Cool off for a moment and we’ll help you beat the heat with these tips for a healthy summer workout.

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Topics: Fitness/activity

Sprains and strains, when should you see the doctor?

Posted by Ridgeview Staff on Jun 2, 2015 5:03:00 PM

How to handle twisted ankles and pulled muscles 

What’s the difference between a sprain and a strain? They certainly sound similar, but they aren’t even close to the same thing, and if either one happens to you, you should treat it a bit differently. So let’s take a closer look at sprains and strains, and when you should see the doctor for either of them.

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Topics: Fitness/activity

Medical and health information presented here is intended to be general in nature, and should not be viewed as a substitute for professional advice. Please consult with a health care professional for all matters relating to personal medical and health care issues. In case of an emergency, please call 911. 

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