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Healthbeat: A heads-up about common causes of headaches

Editor's note: This will be the last column by Jim Hlavacek.

February 11, 2013 | Jim Hlavacek | Columnists


Healthbeat: Balance of body is also needed

As we start a new year, many people are vowing to achieve balance in their lives. Often that means finding work/life balance, but the search for balance is more literal for some of us.

January 07, 2013 | Jim Hlavacek | Columnists


Healthbeat: Proper training can cut knee injury risk

With the school sports seasons in high gear, it is time to take a closer look at the female knee injury epidemic.

December 03, 2012 | Jim Hlavacek | Columnists


Healthbeat: Women may be more prone to knee injuries than most men

When we think of women's health, sports injuries are not usually the first concerns that come to mind. However, statistics show that women experience 10 times the rate of knee injuries as men.

November 05, 2012 | Jim Hlavacek | Columnists


Healthbeat: Tips to ease that aching back

Low back pain affects at least 80 percent of us at some time in our lives. It is the fifth-most common reason for all physician visits in the U.S., the most common cause of job-related disability and a leading contributor to missed work.

October 01, 2012 | Jim Hlavacek | Columnists


Healthbeat: Family fitness is cure for child obesity

Childhood obesity has increased more than fourfold among those ages 6 to 11. More than 23 million children and teenagers in the United States, ages two to 19, are obese or overweight.

September 10, 2012 | Jim Hlavacek | Columnists


Healthbeat: Finding the correct backpack for your child

With the beginning of the school season right around the corner, it's a good time to consider your child's backpack.

August 06, 2012 | Jim Hlavacek | Columnists


Healthbeat: Ouch, that hurt! Time to pay the PRICE

Summer is the season we all get a little more active. Unfortunately, this increased activity also heightens the possibilities of muscle strains, ligament sprains or soft tissue injuries.

July 09, 2012 | Jim Hlavacek | Columnists


Healthbeat: Choose proper shoes to avoid injury

Let this summer's warm weather inspire you to walk around outside more or even enter your first race as a runner. Just remember that regardless of the distance, or whether you plan to run or walk, a foot or lower leg injury will definitely slow down your progress.

June 18, 2012 | Jim Hlavacek | Life top stories


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