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Protecting Your Feet in the Summer

With summer finally here, many people have traded their socks and shoes in for bare feet, flip-flops and sandals. Dr. Kenneth Leavitt, Chief of Podiatry at NEBH, reminds you that sunburns, infections, and injury caused by unsupportive shoes are very common in the summer, and can put a damper on your vacation. He advises taking the following precautions to keep your feet feeling good this summer.

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Tour de France: Cycling Safely this Season

The 2014 Tour de France is underway, and several top cyclists have pulled out of the race due to injuries. In this grueling competition, common injuries are most often caused by cyclists crashing into each other and falling off their bikes. For casual cyclists, the most commonly reported injuries come from overtraining and improper bike fit. Scott Taylor, a physical therapist at NEBH and an avid cyclist, has the following tips to cycle safely this season.

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Managing Chronic Back Pain While on Vacation

Summer is a time where many people look forward to relaxing and taking vacations. For millions of Americans who live with chronic back pain, the thought of traveling and being in an unfamiliar place can cause anxiety and stress. Fortunately, there are a number of things you can do to help prevent pain while on vacation to have a more relaxing and enjoyable trip. Dr. Sharon Bassi, a physiatrist (medical specialist in physical medicine and rehabilitation) at NEBH suggests the following precautions.

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World Cup: Preventing Common Soccer Injuries

Soccer is an extremely popular international sport, and with the World Cup in full swing, it’s an exciting time to be a fan. Like any high intensity sport, there are a number of common injuries that can occur for both the professional and casual athlete. Dr. Courtney Dawson, orthopedic surgeon at NEBH, suggests the following tips to stay safe while on the field.

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5 Tips to Help Prevent Sports Hernias

June is Hernia Awareness Month, which focuses on providing hernia education on prevention and treatment options. One type of hernia is a sports hernia, which is a painful strain or tear of any soft tissue (muscle, tendon, or ligament) in the lower abdomen or groin area. Dr. Lisa Ferzoco recommends taking the following precautions to help prevent sports hernias.

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