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6 Tips to Help Prevent Falls

Through regular exercise you can build strength and improve balance. Keeping your body strong and fit is also a great way to prevent falls. As we age, preventing falls is crucial to staying healthy, as falls are the leading cause of injury to seniors in the United States. Here are some simple precautions you can take to help avoid falling.

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National Osteoporosis Month

May is National Osteoporosis Month, which is designed to raise awareness about the disease. NEBH rheumatologist Dr. Monica Piecyk states that although everyone will experience some degree of bone loss as they age, there are some simple preventative measures that can be taken to help avoid bone loss.

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Keeping You Healthy This Season

May 11-17 is National Hospital Week, which celebrates hospitals and the men and women who support the health of their communities through compassionate care, innovation and dedication. In celebration of this week, NEBH offers four tips to keep you healthy this season.

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Living with Arthritis Pain

Arthritis is a painful condition that causes inflammation and stiffness of the joints. According to NEBH partner the Arthritis Foundation, approximately 50 million Americans have some form of arthritis and it is the leading cause of disability in the US. In honor of national arthritis awareness month, the Arthritis Foundation offers the following tips on living with arthritis. 

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Helpful Tips to Avoid Spring Cleaning Injuries

After a long winter, spring has finally arrived and spring cleaning is on many people’s to-do-lists. While spring cleaning may seem like a harmless task, scrubbing, lifting and standing on ladders can lead to both minor and major injury as well as muscle soreness. Dr. John Turchetta, a physiatrist (medical specialist in physical medicine and rehabilitation) at NEBH, recommends a few basic precautions to take to decrease the risk of injury.

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