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Safe Shoveling-Tips to Avoid Injury

Every winter, after snowstorms, people develop back pain as a result of shoveling, sweeping, clearing snow, breaking up ice or cleaning off the car. There is no way around the strain of shoveling heavy snow, so here are some key tips for avoiding injury while shoveling from Dr. Carol Hartigan, Medical Director of the NEBH Spine Center and Spine Rehabilitation Program.

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Don’t Focus on Losing Weight, Resolve to get Healthy

Many people start the New Year off with the desire to lose weight. Often times, resolutions fail as people set unrealistic goals. This year, rather than focusing on one thing such as weight loss, try focusing on your overall health. When focusing on your overall health as a long term solution, your weight will come down.

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Tips for Eating Healthy During the Holidays

With Thanksgiving and the holidays right around the corner, one thing that is on the minds of many people is the dreaded holiday weight gain. Weight can impact your health in many ways, including the health of your bones and joints. So how do you make it through holiday gatherings filled with tempting sweets and indulgences without packing on extra pounds? NEBH Dietitian Kristen Vicidomino, MS, RD, LDN offers these 6 tips for eating healthy during the holidays.

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Preparing for Orthopedic Surgery with Diabetes

There are many conditions that can make having surgery more complicated. Many patients with complex care issues are directed to New England Baptist Hospital because of our experience in handling these complicated cases. One condition that requires expert care is diabetes. In honor of American Diabetes Month, Dr. Joan Larrabee has the following tips on preparing for surgery if you have diabetes.

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