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Walk your way to a healthier you this spring

Looking to shape up and reduce your risk of heart disease and other diseases? The American Heart Association  

5 things you should know about occupational therapy

April is Occupational Therapy Month. Here are five things you should know about OT and its practitioners:   What is OT? Occupational therapy “helps people across the lifespan to do the things they want and need to do through the therapeutic use of daily activities,” according to the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). “Occupational therapy  

Stay on the court this spring

The most common injury people associate with tennis isn’t the most common injury found at the high school level. Most of us have heard of tennis elbow, an irritation of the tendons that connect forearm muscles to the outer bone of the elbow. It can be caused and exacerbated by overuse, and though it can  

Going to the Big Dance with NKU’s Molly Woods

Molly Woods, head athletic trainer at Northern Kentucky University (NKU), has an important job keeping the men’s basketball team healthy and prepared for the Norse’s first NCAA Tournament appearance. A No. 15 seed, NKU will face No. 2 Kentucky on Friday, March 17, in Indianapolis.   Woods sat down with SmartHealthToday to discuss her role  

How to stay healthy and active this season

St. Elizabeth Healthcare looks at spring high school sports and what athletes, coaches and parents should know to  

MS: Finding a cure starts with awareness and education

March is National MS Education and Awareness Month. Why is education and awareness so important? It’s the first step toward research and finding a cure, says Randy Nickum, coordinator of logistics and volunteer engagement for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society’s Ohio Valley chapter. Worldwide, more than 2.3 million people suffer from MS, a chronic disease  

5 things to know about robotic-assisted surgery

Dr. Matthew Hummel of Commonwealth Orthopaedic Centers is about to join a very select group of physicians nationwide performing robotic-assisted, total knee replacement surgery. Hummel expects to complete accreditation in early February and to be performing the procedure here by late March or early April. He is already scheduling appointments for knee replacements using the  

6 tips to keep your diabetes in check this winter

Physical activity is an important part of managing Type 2 diabetes, but cold, gray winter weather makes it