Text Neck: Is Your Phone Hurting You?

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How much time do you think you spend every day staring at your cell phone? On average, we spend 2 to 4 hours every single day looking at our cell phones, emailing, texting, and checking social media sites. High school students may even be spending 13 hours per day on their phones! The Facts Your head weighs 10-12 lbs. It …

Superfood Protein Peanut Butter Chocolate Energy Balls

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This is a fiber, protein, and nutrient dense on-the-go snack, to help when you get hungry or need some energy.  There can be many modifications to this base recipe, so feel free to explore what you like best! Ingredients:  (makes 12 balls) ½ cup natural peanut or almond butter (If you’re using regular peanut butter, skip adding the syrup.) ¼ …

Christmas Health & Wellness

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Who would think that Christmas is a time we have to worry about getting hurt? Over the years we have actually seen many patients with injuries such as the following: Lacerated hand from opening presents Torn shoulder rotator cuff from taking turkey out of the oven Thumb and finger joint pain from trying to open difficult packaging Below is a …

Apple Cinnamon Butternut Squash Soup

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Ingredients 8 cups cubed seeded peeled butternut squash (2 medium) 1 large apple, peeled, chopped  1large onion, cut into 1-inch pieces  2 tablespoons packed brown sugar  3/4 teaspoon salt 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/8 teaspoon pepper 3 cups Progresso™ chicken broth (from 32-oz carton) 3/4 cup milk 1 container (6 oz) Greek Fat Free plain yogurt 2 tablespoons chopped fresh …

ACL Injuries: Causes and Early Detection

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Knee injuries, particularly ACL injuries, have been on the rise in youth sports in the last two decades.  ACL injuries in female athletes is at almost epidemic levels. Approximately 70% or more of athletic ACL injuries that occur in the United States are considered non-contact. This means they occur during a play in sport without any physical contact from another …