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Posted: Sep 15, 2020

Managing Chronic Disease with Mindfulness

Written by SMH Rehab Clinical Social Worker Crystal Brooks, LCSW

If you or a loved one are living with chronic disease, then you know all too well the ups and downs that come with long-term disease management. Patients often ask what they can do to improve their recovery and wellness outcomes, and in every case, my advice is to be mindful. Try these tips to start being more mindful and enjoying better health. 

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Posted: Sep 8, 2020

Shoulder Pain: When to See a Surgeon

With SMH Orthopedic Surgeon Brian Schofield, MD

Aches and pain in shoulder muscles or joints are unavoidable facts of life — whether they are caused by an active lifestyle, awkward office posture or aging. So how do you know when to hit the medicine cabinet and when to hit the doctor’s office? Orthopedic surgeon Brian Schofield, MD, explains in this Healthe-Matters post.

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Posted: Aug 5, 2020

COPD: Health Tips & Treatments

Written by SMH Clinical Pharmacist Ashleigh Beachy, PharmD

Did you know that 16 million people in the U.S. are living with COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)? And that nearly 1 million COPD sufferers have to be hospitalized each year for treatment? The good news is that this common lung disease can be controlled by medication, and taking simple steps can help people with COPD stay healthy and out of the hospital.

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Posted: Jul 14, 2020

Strengthen Your Core & Pelvic Floor at Home

Written by SMH Outpatient Rehab Pelvic Floor Therapist Shayna Shefrin

These days, getting to the gym can be a real challenge. But you don’t need a gym to stay (or get) fit. Try these simple DIY exercises to strengthen your core and pelvic floor muscles. No gym equipment needed, and the exercises can be easily modified.

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Posted: Jun 30, 2020

Tips for Sizzling, Sparkling & Socializing Safely this July 4

Written by SMH Digital Communications Specialist Ann Key

No matter what your plans may be for Fourth of July 2020, it’s doubtful a trip to the emergency room is on the agenda. Here are some simple tips to help you skip the ER and stay safe and healthy this holiday.

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