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October 11, 2019

The Power of Physical Therapy

Is chronic or acute pain preventing you from living life to the fullest? Whether you are recovering from an injury or surgery, or looking for a wider range of motion in a specific area, physical therapy can help you get back to where you need to be. Physical ...

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October 11, 2019

69-Year-Old Turns to Physical Therapy: ‘Now I wake up in the morning with a purpose’

Four weeks. Four weeks of physical therapy sessions at the Armed Services YMCA Rehabilitation Clinic restored the hope, happiness and health of a sixty-nine-year-old Belton woman. “When I look back to last year compared to now, I am an entirely differe...

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October 11, 2019

Risks Associated with Having High Blood Pressure

Risks Associated with Having High Blood Pressure About 75 million Americans have high blood pressure, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Having high blood pressure increases your risk of heart attack or stroke, which are two o...

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October 1, 2019

Two knee replacement surgeries, new lease on life for Temple woman

For ten years, Sharon Kleypas suffered from severe joint pain. “I’ve had several autoimmune diseases which led to bad joint pain,” Kleypas explained. “I was getting injections in my knees for osteoarthritis for about 10 years.” ...

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September 18, 2019

Little Hearts in a Big Body: Childhood Obesity’s Effect on Future Cardiovascular State

Childhood obesity is becoming one of the biggest health issues facing our country today. Over the past three decades, the rate of childhood obesity has tripled with one in three children and teenagers in the United States are classified as overweight or obese....

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August 5, 2019

Breastfeeding: Big Questions and Local Answers

Breastfeeding is a big part of motherhood during the early stages of your baby’s life. Even if you know how important this choice is for your baby, breastfeeding can be difficult to get right at the beginning and there can be struggles even experienced m...

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August 1, 2019

Heat Exhaustion and Heat Stroke: Protecting Your Child

Developing a heat-related illness is one of the biggest hazards for children, especially those who participate in sports and other activities in extreme heat. As August temperatures rise here in Central Texas, so does the risk of developing heat exhaustion and...

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July 30, 2019

Milk Matters: Simple Ways to be Healthy While Breastfeeding

Breastmilk contains an abundant variety of nutrients that provides everything a baby needs during those first months. But what about mom? In addition to taking care of the baby, a breastfeeding mom needs to keep up with her own health through smart eating hab...

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July 25, 2019

Surviving a summer pregnancy in Central Texas

Being pregnant in the summer is no walk in the park, especially in Central Texas. During the warmer months especially, pregnant women are at risk for dehydration and heat exhaustion (which can lead to heat stroke). The most common signs of heat exhaustion inc...

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July 19, 2019

Lifesaving Habits for Child Car Safety

Every year children around the country are put in dangerous situations when they are left inside a vehicle. An average of 38 children die from heat related illnesses after being left inside a vehicle every year. This is usually due to adults forgetting their c...

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