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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 […]

Early Detection, Screenings Help More People Survive Cancer

When federal health authorities happily announced earlier this year that cancer death rates have continued to decline they gave credit to three main reasons: better medical treatments, fewer people smoking and the success of cancer prevention and early detection programs. “The latest data show many cancer prevention programs are working and saving lives,” said CDC […]

CDC to Baby Boomers: Get Screened for Hepatitis C

Federal health authorities are repeating their call for people born between 1945 and 1965 to get tested for hepatitis C in light of two new studies that underscore the importance of testing and treatment. Despite effective treatments available, the number of Americans dying as a result of hepatitis C reached an all-time high in 2014, […]

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 […]

Carrying Excess Pounds at Young Age May Harm Heart Long-Term, Despite Weight Loss

Being overweight or obese as a young adult may raise a person’s risk for sudden cardiac death despite eventually losing any extra pounds, a new study suggests. The study also adds to a growing body of evidence that adverse effects of obesity on cardiac rhythm begin in early adulthood, said David J. Wilber, MD, editor-in-chief […]

Parental Stress May Put Children At Higher Risk for Obesity, Study Suggests

Latino children whose parents feel high levels of stress are twice as likely to be obese, a new study suggests. Additionally, the more stress parents experience, the more likely their children are to become obese. Researchers examined data from the Study of Latino Youth, which was funded by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute […]

Most People Have Less Joint Pain, Better Mobility After Weight Loss Surgery, New Study Finds

The majority of patients who have bariatric surgery say they have less joint pain and are able to walk more easily three years after their surgery, a new study finds. About 70 percent of more than 2,200 patients followed in the study who had severe hip and knee pain or disability before surgery experienced an […]

Most Americans’ Hearts Older Than Their Age

Is your heart older than you? Chances are, it is. A new federal health report shows that three out of four U.S. adults have a predicted heart age that is older than their chronological age – putting them at higher risk for heart attacks and stroke. Having high blood pressure or diabetes, smoking and carrying […]

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 […]