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Real cures for tendonitis

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What do tennis elbow, pitcher’s shoulder, golfer’s elbow, and jumper’s knee have in common?

First, they all hurt. A lot. Many sufferers describe the pain as a dull ache, tender to the touch with visible swelling in the affected area.

Second, they are all forms of tendonitis. Tendonitis is the inflammation or irritation of a tendon. It is most common around your shoulders, elbows, wrists, knees and heels.

In most cases, the discomfort of mild cases of tendonitis can be treated with over-the-counter medication or rest. But if the pain persists, you may need to see a doctor.

I sat down with Dr. Ryan Slater, Sports Medicine Specialist with Central Utah Clinic, to find out more about how to treat and even cure tendonitis.

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Concussions: It's not all in your head

It not all in your head

It didn’t seem like Bailey hit her head that hard. In fact, after she collided with another player on the soccer field, she got up and finished the game.

But when her mom noticed Bailey was struggling to answer simple questions throughout the evening, she knew the situation was more serious. She was rushed to the Emergency Room and diagnosed with a concussion.

In Bailey’s case, the injury was temporary. But others are not so lucky.

What is a concussion, and why is it so serious?

The Sports Concussion Institute defines it as a “complex pathophysiological process that affects the brain, typically induced by trauma to the brain. It can be caused either by a direct blow to the head, or an indirect blow to the body, causing neurological impairment.”

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New technologies to treat breast cancer

New technologies to treat breast cancer

Women handle a variety of roles. We are managers, leaders, caregivers, team players, examples, role models, sisters, aunts, grandmas and moms. Our interests vary as wide as the opportunities that support them. Yet one concern that unites us is the fear of breast cancer.

According to the American Cancer Society, around 232,670 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed this year.

Dr. Bruce McAllister, Chief Medical Officer and Radiation Oncologist with the Central Utah Clinic Cancer Center, understands this concern and offered some advice and information about early breast cancer detection and treatment.

What are the warning signs of breast cancer?

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3 reasons why homecare is a good option for your loved ones

3 reasons why homecare is a good option for your loved ones

Not long ago, when an older adult needed additional time to recover from surgery, the only options available were relying on the care provided by family members or spending time in a nursing home.

Oftentimes, instead of focusing on a care schedule ideal for the situation, arrangements for a recovering parent are fueled by emotions. The results of an NAC/AARP survey conducted in 2011 and published on RightatHome.com reveal that most adult children feel it is their responsibility to care for an aging parent. According to this study, “Informal caregivers provide an estimated 21 hours of care per week, performing duties such as grocery shopping and bathing, and contribute an average of $200 to $234 per month in out-of-pocket expenditures for groceries, transportation, medications, or others forms of cash support.”

An important point made by this survey is that, “both caregivers and care recipients often benefit when formal services are available to supplement the assistance of family caregivers and to relieve caregiver stress.”

In situations such as these, home health is a good option. Here are some reasons why.

1. Qualified care is provided.

“We provide an entire staff of clinicians that assist people in their own homes by providing qualified care in the fields of nursing, occupational therapy and speech therapy,” said Justin Stenquist, Business Development Manager of Symbii Health. “This isn’t merely a babysitting service for adults. Home healthcare provides clinicians who possess the expertise necessary to ensure the safety of your loved one and can determine the progress within the recovery process.”

2. Patients are able to continue rehabilitation.

For most, the time allowed for rehabilitation is limited. Unfortunately, many people need more time to achieve full recovery. Home health facilitates rehabilitation that can be provided in the home.

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The legal pain of back strain

The legal pain of back strain

Jennifer Grey, the actress in "Dirty Dancing" and 2010 "Dancing with the Stars" champion, suffered from chronic neck pain after surviving a terrible car accident in 1987.

Singer-guitarist Peter Frampton was in an accident on a Southern California highway and suffered neck and back pain as a result.

And Melanie Griffith, an Oscar-nominated actress, has long battled chronic neck and back pain from a car accident on Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles.

For these celebrities and many other Americans, the pain and trauma suffered as a result of a car accident can have lasting results.

To add to the frustration and sometimes isolation that comes with chronic back pain, legal concerns are almost always present. Will I be able to pay for medical bills? Will I need long-term rehabilitation? And am I entitled to compensation for pain and suffering? These questions often weigh heavily upon the minds of car accident victims.

One way to protect yourself is to see a forensic chiropractor, who manages the recovery process with physicians, insurance companies, car accident consultants and legal bodies.

“We work closely with our patients’ attorneys to make sure they have a complete picture of our client’s injuries,” explained Brandon Carter of the Car Accident Recovery Clinic in Orem. “When a patient comes in to us after a car accident, we are able to provide detailed records that an attorney can use to maximize judgment awards and easily present in the courts.”

Dr. Carter offers three suggestions to protect yourself and your loved ones after suffering from a car accident injury.

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