5 things to do today to protect your bones

Posted by CarePoint Health on Dec 18, 2015 1:00:00 PM

Taking care of our bodies means eating right, exercising, and seeing our physician for well visits and preventive screenings. These are basics that can help us to feel better and get healthier.

And, when it comes to bone health, these guidelines apply as well. But it doesn’t have to be a complicated, difficult process. Look at some of the small changes you can make in your life to minimize your risk of osteoporosis and broken bones:

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Topics: OBGYN, Women's health, Exercise, Nutrition, Health, Osteoporosis, Bone health

6 facts about osteoporosis

Posted by CarePoint Health on Sep 28, 2015 1:00:00 PM

When you look at the numbers for osteoporosis, it’s a little surprising: up to half of all women and a quarter of men will get some degree of osteoporosis. This can lead to broken bones and complications as a result of these fractures.

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Topics: OBGYN, Women's health, Osteoporosis, Bone health

Safe exercise for seniors

Posted by CarePoint Health on Jun 19, 2015 11:00:00 AM

Getting regular physical activity is a great way to stay healthy physically and emotionally at any age. For seniors, exercise can help with arthritis pain, joint stiffness, strengthening bones and muscle, and may even help keep your mind sharp and your spirits up. But starting an exercise program should take a little thought and planning — and always let your physician know before you begin.

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Topics: Exercise, Osteoporosis, Bone health, Arthritis

Preventing hip fractures in older adults

Posted by CarePoint Health on Jun 12, 2015 11:00:00 AM

A fractured hip in an older adult is not just any broken bone. Hip fractures can result in permanent disability, loss of independence, and even death. Almost all hip fractures in older adults happen because of falls, and most falls occur within the home.

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Topics: Exercise, Nutrition, Osteoporosis, Bone health

4 facts about carpal tunnel syndrome

Posted by CarePoint Health on Jun 5, 2015 11:00:00 AM

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a common and painful condition that affects millions of people each year. Despite its high occurrence rate, there are still many misconceptions about this condition and how it should be treated.

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Topics: Carpal tunnel syndrome, Bone health, Sports injuries

Treating an injured knee

Posted by CarePoint Health on May 29, 2015 11:00:00 AM

Knee injuries are common in athletes who play sports such as basketball, soccer, skiing, and football. But, many knee injuries happen to people who don’t play sports. It’s important to know how to take care of your knees to avoid injuries, and what to do if you do get hurt.

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Topics: Bone health, Sports injuries

What to do about sports injuries

Posted by CarePoint Health on May 22, 2015 11:00:00 AM

Whether you’re a hardcore athlete or just enjoy being active when you can, a sports injury can ruin your game. Some injuries can sideline you for days, weeks, or even months. Accidents do happen, so it’s important to know what to do if you become injured, and what your options may be for recovery.

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Topics: Bone health, Sports injuries

The importance of treating shoulder injuries

Posted by CarePoint Health on May 15, 2015 11:00:00 AM

Whether you open a door, drive a car, or brush your teeth, you use your shoulders for multiple daily tasks. Many individuals don’t think about how much they use their shoulders — until they start to hurt.

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Topics: Bone health

Tennis elbow doesn’t just affect athletes

Posted by CarePoint Health on May 8, 2015 11:00:00 AM

Despite its name, tennis elbow doesn’t only affect tennis players. In fact, most people who suffer from this painful condition do not play tennis at all.

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Topics: Tennis elbow, Bone health, Sports injuries

Treatment options for arthritis

Posted by CarePoint Health on May 1, 2015 11:00:00 AM

If you’re living with arthritis, you know that daily activities such as climbing stairs or even walking can be difficult. Although arthritis comes in many forms, the most common type is known as osteoarthritis (OA). OA is caused by the wearing down of the joint’s cartilage. When the cartilage wears down, the joint’s bones may rub together, causing pain.

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Topics: Bone health, Arthritis