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Your Guide to Summer Water Safety

Whether you enjoy swimming in the ocean or prefer to spend your time poolside, water is a great way to cool off as the summer’s heat grows increasingly intense. Water play can also provide both children and adults with a good source of low-impact, aerobic exercise. Before you take the plunge, learn the benefits of aquatic exercise, what your family needs to stay safe at the pool or beach, and courses to help you learn medical emergency techniques.

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Helping Competitive Athletes Avoid Injury

For competitive athletes, injuries can lead to major setbacks to training and goals, potentially eliminating competitions. Poor sleep patterns, lack of proper nutrition, and muscle overuse can increase the risks of experiencing an injury. SCPT’s mission is to ensure that the athletes we treat listen to their bodies and pay attention to their overall health and wellness.

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Men’s Health Month

When life gets busy, it’s easy to take your health for granted. That’s why Men’s Health Month is celebrated each June as a reminder to bring well-being to the forefront for all men at every age and life stage.

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Favorite Recipes for Healthy Summer Fresh Flavor

The summer season is synergistic with pool parties, picnics, graduations, and other outdoor celebrations. As you’re prepping for entertaining with family and friends, consider including healthy, enticing entrées, with savory side dishes, and delicious desserts at your next event.

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Waiting for the Cure for MS

For some, taking a stroll in the park, driving to the corner store, or walking through a shopping center are typical day-to-day activities, but for others, these seemingly simple tasks are extreme challenges. According to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, there are 2.3 million individuals worldwide living with Multiple Sclerosis (MS), a chronic disease of the central nervous system. As this condition impacts the brain, central nervous system, and optic nerves, common symptoms include lack of coordination, poor balance, slurred speech, difficulty with concentration and memory, extreme fatigue, and distorted sensations. These symptoms can be unpredictable, with intermittent effects that persistently worsen over time.

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Pedal Towards Better Health

Cycling might be one of the most popular physical activities because it doesn’t feel like a chore. If you rode a bicycle as a child, you may recall the sense of adventure as you discovered new sights and scenery. In hopes of pairing our patients and the community as a whole with physical activities they’ll enjoy, we’re happy to share information about one of our favorites: cycling.

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Sleep Your Way to Wellness

Getting a good night’s sleep not only helps you feel refreshed and ready to take on the day, but it’s vital to maintaining good physical and mental health. Last year, NBC News reported a study performed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that suggests over a third of Americans do not get enough sleep. Adults who sleep less than the recommended seven to nine hours per night are at an increased risk for high blood pressure, stroke, coronary heart disease, obesity, and mental health concerns. And if those risk factors aren’t alarming enough, the CDC cites the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s estimate that 72,000 crashes, 44,000 injuries, and 800 deaths were caused by drowsy drivers in 2013.

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