The Great American Smoke Out

The Great American Smokeout

The Great American Smokeout, sponsored by the American Cancer Society each year during the third week of November, challenges smokers to give up cigarettes for 24 hours.  With the hopes of people making it those first 24 hours without a cigarette, just maybe some individuals will decide to quit after all. The process starts with …

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20 Years of Soup Walk

20 Years of Soup Walk!

In 2002, our little department of 4 (3 physical therapists and 1 receptionist) wanted to find a way to promote National Physical Therapy Month in October while encouraging physical activity and community involvement.  We came up with the idea of the Soup Walk – you could get a little exercises and enjoy delicious soup afterward.  …

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Respiratory Therapy: Helping You Breathe Easier

Respiratory Therapy: Helping You Breathe Easier

 “Respiratory Therapy is a specialized health care field where practitioners are trained in pulmonary medicine in order to work therapeutically with people suffering from pulmonary disease” as defined by the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC). National Respiratory Care Week, held in the last full week of October, recognizes the field of respiratory care and …

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Lung Health for All

Lung Health for All

“The leaves fall, the wind blows, and the farm country slowly changes from the summer cottons into its winter wools.” Now take a moment to look at all of the fall colors blending in to create a magical scenic picture.  The “ber” months have arrived and our beautiful fall season is upon us.  In addition, …

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Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month and in recent years there have been some really high profile suicides that have brought more awareness to suicide.  Anthony Bourdain, Kate Spade and recently country singer, Luke Bell, was a suicide.  Suicide still continues to be an epidemic in our country, particularly in veterans.  Some signs to watch …

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Sweating in Extreme Heat

Sweating in Extreme Heat

Yes it’s hot out there!  And you are sweating! But is too much sweating a healthy thing?  Anytime that you are active outside in the heat, chances are you’re sweating.  Sweat contains water, sodium and some potassium.  As the water evaporates off your skin, it helps cool you down. The more active you are and the …

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