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Direct Access: Virginians Have A Choice in How To Start Their Recovery

Article by: Travis M. Jacques, MPT, Rehab Manager, Bon Secours In Motion Physical Therapy Have you ever wanted to begin physical therapy for an injury without waiting for a referral from your physician? Now, you can. Bon Secours In Motion Physical Therapy offers physical therapy services through Virginia’s Direct Access program, which enables people to see […]

Fight Testicular Cancer by Knowing Signs, Risk Factors

Researchers haven’t figured out how to prevent testicular cancer, but they do know this: finding it early offers the best chance for successful treatment. Testicular cancer is the most common type of cancer among men between the ages of 15 and 35, according to the National Cancer Institute. In fact, half of all testicular cancers […]

Caring for Newborn, Improper Lifting Puts Parents at Risk for Back Pain

New parents expect sleepless nights, crying spells and lots of laundry when they bring their baby home from the hospital. They probably should add back pain to the list, too. Fortunately, these new parents, especially mothers, can prevent the back pain that often accompanies caring for a new baby by losing pregnancy weight, strengthening muscles […]

Practicing Yoga Improves Arthritis Pain and Mood

For the one in five people who live with arthritis, yoga may be a safe and effective way to remain active. A new study by Johns Hopkins researchers found that people with two common forms of arthritis – knee osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis – who practiced yoga reported a 20 percent improvement in their pain, […]

Exercise May Help Low Back Pain During Pregnancy

Women who are pregnant and experiencing back pain may want to ask their doctor for exercise suggestions. Physical exercises before and during pregnancy can be effective in preventing and reducing low back and pelvic pain, according to a news release from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Hormonal changes during pregnancy can affect a woman’s […]

Women Who Work Long Hours, Lift Heavy Loads May Struggle to Get Pregnant

Women who work more than 40 hours a week take 20 percent longer to become pregnant compared to their peers who work fewer hours, a new study finds. Researchers also found that women who routinely lift loads of at least 25 pounds several times a day spent about 50 percent longer trying to conceive. The […]

Many Adolescents Missing HPV Vaccine

Federal health authorities are urging parents to make sure their children receive the recommended doses of the human papillomavirus vaccine to prevent infections, which can cause several types of cancer. According to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 40 percent of adolescent girls and 60 percent of adolescent boys have not started the […]

Cancer Survivor’s Health Affected by Spouse’s Mental State

  The emotional health of a cancer survivor appears to be affected by their spouse’s mental state, a new study suggests. In fact, cancer survivors were four times more likely to report feeling depressed if their spouse reported feeling depressed, according to the study published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, a journal of the […]

Strengthen Shoulder Joint to Prevent Injuries

Many people don’t realize how much they use their shoulders until they find themselves injured. Injuries to the shoulder muscles, ligaments and tendons can take months to heal, making it difficult to perform simple, everyday tasks. By protecting the shoulder joint, however, many injuries can be prevented, according to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. “Strengthening […]

CDC Urges Flu Prevention and Early Treatment this Season

People who have a high risk for serious complications should seek medical treatment immediately if they suspect they have the flu, according to federal health officials. The recommendation comes on the heels of a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention which found that getting a flu vaccine this season reduces a person’s […]