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Tuesday, 17 October 2017 00:00

Your Road Map to a Successful Joint Replacement

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Are you bothered by an aching hip that’s hampered your golf game, or a bad knee that keeps you from walking with friends? You might need a joint replacement, but may have put it off for fear that you’ll be sidelined for longer than you wish.

If you’ve bounced around like a pinball from urgent care to physicians’ offices for stomach issues, but are still undiagnosed, consider whether gastroparesis could be the cause of your symptoms. Often, patients suffer for an extended period of time before they receive a diagnosis—and treatment options may improve quality of life.

As the temperature rises and the days grow longer, people spend more time outdoors. The pool, the beach, the backyard — these are all great places to be on a sunny day.

Thursday, 06 April 2017 00:00

Breaking the Silence: Multiple Sclerosis

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“Breaking the Silence,” an OurHealth Lynchburg & Southside Magazine series, explores medical and social issues that can be devastating to the individuals and families they affect.

Thursday, 06 April 2017 00:00

Top 10 Fat-Burning Foods

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You’ve heard the phrase you are what you eat? Well, not literally, of course. But there is some truth to that cliché. We should seek nutritionally dense foods (the ratio of nutrients to calories) to gain the most benefits from our diet — protein to help promote building muscle, fiber to help regulate the digestive system and carbohydrates to provide energy. There are also some foods said to increase our metabolism and burn unwanted fat.  

Thursday, 06 April 2017 00:00

Healthcare In Just A Few Words

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Not many people work in a profession that requires them to dedicate their lives to helping others like the field of healthcare does. During national healthcare recognition, we have challenged people to sum up in one or a few words the impact their profession means to them and how important it is for their community. 

If you’re one of the 50 million people in America who suffer from allergies, you probably greet spring with equal parts delight and dread, getting ready for an equal amount of sunbathing and sneezing.  

Tuesday, 21 March 2017 00:00

If The Shoe Fits.....

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The urge to keep your New Year’s resolutions may have you rushing out to hit the pavement for a few miles. After all, you don’t want to lose your momentum. However, it’s important to put your health and long-term goals first and make avoiding injuries your top priority.  

Friday, 17 February 2017 00:00

17 Health Tips for 2017

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Every new year is a new beginning, a chance to make positive changes in our behavior, lifestyle, choices and health. Making significant changes, though, is a big undertaking. It’s best to start small, and we all need help. So in that spirit, we’ve assembled 17 quick tips that we hope will make the job a little easier. These tips are not meant to be all-inclusive, obviously, but think of them as a tasting menu on your trip to good health. 

Friday, 17 February 2017 00:00

Making a Difference in Heart Health Locally

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The prevalence of heart disease isn’t limited to just Lynchburg or Virginia. It’s the leading cause of death in the United States, killing more than 370,000 people annually, according to the American Heart Association. When statistics for stroke and other cardiovascular diseases are combined with those for heart disease, the number of deaths attributable to one of those three causes rises to approximately one in three deaths in the U.S. — more than 800,000 people — in 2013, the most recent year for which data is currently available. Local efforts backed by national support are focused on lowering those deadly statistics. 

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