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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 therapy is a safe alternative to painkillers and can help you regain movement without discomfort and pain. Depending on the reason for treatment, the benefits of physical therapy include:

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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 different person. It took this physical therapy to make it happen,” Pearl Fellingham explained.

    Before beginning physical therapy, Fellingham experienced severe pain, particularly in her back.

    “Fourteen months ago, I fell backwards and two of my vertebrae in my back collapsed,” Fellingham said.

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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 of the leading causes of death in the United States.

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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.”

    Pain in both knees began to interfere with daily activities for the 66-year-old.

    “I would dread walking from one end of the house to the other, or even walking from the car to the house,” Kleypas said. “I was miserable and could barely play with my grandkids.”

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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. This is not only damaging to children when they are young, but research has shown that that being obese during developing years show risk factors for developing heart disease later in life.

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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 moms face. The good news is that Seton Medical Center Harker Heights has a team dedicated to helping moms have the best breastfeeding experience possible.

     

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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 heat stroke. You know heatstroke and heat exhaustion are threats to your child, but do you understand the difference?

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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 habits to ensure both she and the baby are feeling great and getting everything they need!

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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 include headache, dizziness, pale skin, profuse sweating, weakness and fainting. Women experiencing symptoms that last longer than one hour should seek immediate medical treatment.

    Here are some quick and easy solutions you can do to help you get yourself through those hot summer days and nights:

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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 child, children finding their own way into a car or children being intentionally left in the car.

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