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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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Getting Back to Activities Following Joint Replacement

If you are considering joint replacement surgery, or if you have just undergone a procedure, you may be wondering when you will be able to get back to certain activities. Although it is important to stay active after your surgery, remember to take is slow and try not to do too much too soon. 

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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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Preventing Winter Sports Injuries

Winter sports are a nice way to get outdoors and enjoy the season, and provide a number of health benefits. At the same time, injuries from winter sports are very common. Dr. Jeffrey Zilberfarb, an avid skier and sports medicine specialist at New England Baptist Hospital, has the following tips to prevent injuries and help to make sure you get the most out of your winter experience.

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