The American Cancer Society’s “Look Good … Feel Better” program will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Feb. 9 and March 9 at UMass Memorial Medical Center University Campus, 55 Lake Ave. North, Worcester, and from 10 a.m. to noon March 2 at St. Vincent Hospital, 1 Eaton Place, Worcester.
Archive for January, 2015
South County Physical Therapy was founded in 1985 by Cathy Hoover-Smith, with a staff of two, including her. Today, the practice has six locations — Auburn, Worcester, two in Westboro, Millbury and Charlton — and 82 employees, including 32 physical therapists. The practice has experienced a 20 percent growth in the last five years, and the company is approaching 1 million in total patient visits. Eric Cardin has worked for the last 10 years. He is a native of Middleboro, and received his undergraduate and master’s degrees in physical therapy from Boston University.
AUBURN _ Many people began the New Year with intentions of incorporating a healthier way of living into their lives. In the United States alone, 44 percent of Americans (the same percentage as 2014) made resolutions to make a change to their current lifestyle, according to a poll by the Marist Institute for Public Opinion, in Poughkeepsie, New York. Interestingly, but not surprisingly, a large percentage of those people who made resolutions to engage in a healthier lifestyle did not keep their resolutions.
AUBURN _ The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that emergency rooms have seen an increase among children and adolescents in traumatic brain injuries by upwards of 60 percent within the past decade.
In many ways, technology improves our lives every day. We can pay bills with the tap of our fingers and a slide of the thumb. We make reservations for dinner, gather shopping lists, and stay connected with family and friends both near and far. Technology has impacted our lives in everything we do. If we leave the lights on, there is an app for turning them off remotely. We forget a birthday, a meeting, or to let the cat out and we can ask Siri to “Remind me every day at 9 p.m. to let Mr. Snuggles out.” In a fast-paced world, technology can keep us connected and on task.
Most people are surprised to learn that unhealthy eating and a lack of physical activity are two of the leading causes of death in the United States. If you’re active, it’s important to know that poor or improper nutrition can have a detrimental affect on an athlete, and can result in numerous and potentially serious health issues.