Editor's note: This will be the last column by Jim Hlavacek.
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.
With the school sports seasons in high gear, it is time to take a closer look at the female knee injury epidemic.
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.
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.
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.
With the beginning of the school season right around the corner, it's a good time to consider your child's backpack.
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.
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.
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