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Keep the Rally Going

How tennis players can maintain their strokes by staying injury-free From Grand Slam tournaments to recreational leagues, tennis players are feeling the strain after their matches. You might think that tennis elbow is the most likely injury for the serve-and-volley set — but it’s no match for more common afflictions. Sixty-seven percent of tennis-related injuries involve […]

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Before Your Child Goes into Surgery

Tips from nurse anesthetists Moms and dads will naturally get anxious if their child needs a surgical procedure. That’s why the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists put together a guide for parents on how to ease their fears and make the process as easy as possible for the child. START STRONG •When parents remain calm, […]

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Do Not Mix

Some foods and herbal supplements may interfere with your medication It’s only logical. Medication works because it causes some sort of reaction in your body. Herbal supplements and food do the same thing. And sometimes, the combination creates conflict that will cause medicine to lose its effectiveness. New Prescription? Do This Immediately. • Read the labels. • […]

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Marijuana and Heart Health

A study raises questions as legalization of the drug becomes more common Many supporters of marijuana legalization have cited the drug’s health benefits among the most important reasons for their support. Marijuana is often used to provide pain relief associated with chronic conditions like multiple sclerosis, glaucoma and HIV. But now there is more to […]

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Straight from the Heart

Patients of HSH-affiliated cardiologists get fast stress test results with HOPD When dealing with matters of the heart, Humble Surgical Hospital encourages early intervention for optimal cardiac health. HSH recently established a hospital outpatient department (HOPD) that offers a wide array of services — including stress tests to monitor changes or irregularities in the heart’s […]

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On Course for Success

The HSF Golf Tournament Raises Scholarship Funds for Local Students The Humble Scholarship Foundation Golf Tournament has become a rite of spring that physicians, staff and community leaders look forward to every year. For the fifth consecutive year, they turned out to enjoy a day of friendly competition for a good cause. All funds raised […]

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Early Detection

Colon cancer rates rise among Americans under 50 The number of young people diagnosed with colon cancer is growing, but doctors say there are effective ways to reverse this trend. While colon cancer rates have fallen 30 percent since the 1980s, incidences among people under 50 have risen 1.8 percent. In a study published in […]

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Anyone Can Exercise

Physical activity for people with health limitations A health issue may seem like a reason to avoid exertion, but in fact, exercise is an important part of keeping your condition under control. Here are a few guidelines for physical activity if you have asthma, arthritis, heart disease or some other medical condition. WHY IS STAYING […]

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Heads Up

Concussions in youth sports cause growing concern among parents and coaches The warm sunshine and the smell of fresh cut grass is a sure sign of spring, and young athletes will be eager to get back in the game. But one crash or collision with a fellow player could spell disaster, both on and off […]

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Read It and Weep

Texting is a pain in the neck As we increasingly focus on sending messages via phone rather than chatting, researchers are seeing a new kind of pain dubbed “text neck.” According to a study published in the journal Surgical Technology International, text neck results from constantly bending the neck to look down. The head weighs […]

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