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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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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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