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Tips for Preventing an ACL Knee Ligament Injury

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Tips for Preventing an ACL Knee Ligament Injury

The knee is a joint where three main bones join: the femur, or thigh bone; the tibia, or shin bone; and the patella, or knee cap. Several ligaments attach to the femur and tibia and give the joint strength and stability. One of these, the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), is in the center of the knee and limits rotation and the forward movement of the tibia. Recent studies estimate that nearly 250,000 ACL injuries occur annually in the United States.

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4 Steps To A Faster Ankle Sprain Recovery

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4 Steps To A Faster Ankle Sprain Recovery

Knowing four steps for ankle sprain recovery can come in handy. Many people will sprain or tear the ligament of their ankles at some point in their lives. While ankle sprains are most common as sports injuries among athletes, ankle sprains can happen to anyone and can occur simply from rolling the foot inward. If you have sprained your ankle, you’re likely dealing with a lot of pain and other unpleasant symptoms.

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Acute Bronchitis

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Acute Bronchitis

Bronchitis is inflammation of the bronchial tubes. These are the airways that carry air into your lungs. When these tubes get infected, they swell. Mucus (thick fluid) forms inside them. This narrows the airways, making it harder for you to breathe.

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Simple Ways to Manage Digestive Problems

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Simple Ways to Manage Digestive Problems

From embarrassing gas to uncomfortable heartburn, everyone has digestive problems from time to time. The good news is there are some simple solutions for many of your troubles. Learn about what causes your discomfort, how to prevent and manage digestive problems, what questions to ask your pharmacist, and when to see a doctor.

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How Do I Know If I'm Dehydrated?

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How Do I Know If I'm Dehydrated?

Dry mouth, headache, and dizziness may occur.” Sounds like the fine print warnings on a medication bottle, right? But these symptoms can also indicate dehydration. Yikes! Dehydration occurs when the body loses too much fluid and can't adequately replace it. This can happen for a number of reasons, but it's most commonly due to fever (more water evaporates when body temperature goes up), diarrhea, vomiting, or long periods of exercise with excessive sweating (especially in hot or humid climates). When fluid levels get low (no, not like Lil’ John), the body goes on high alert. Read on to find out what signs to look out for, and how to avoid the dry-time blues in the first place.

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Why Not to Go to the ER

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Why Not to Go to the ER

Hi, my name is Dr. P. John Schanen, APRN, FNP-C and I am a certified family nurse practitioner with Sana Vida Wellness Center located in San Antonio, Texas. Like most family nurse practitioners, my goal is to keep my patients healthy and out of emergency rooms, if at all possible. I’ve worked in many ER’s around Texas and many of my friends work in the emergency room. I have the utmost respect for the care ER practitioners and the role they serve in healthcare. I have seen people in emergency rooms with life-or-death conditions such as chest pain and shortness of breath and am grateful we have skilled providers in this area of practice.

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What to do When You Can't Sleep

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What to do When You Can't Sleep

People with insomnia tend to have trouble falling asleep, staying asleep throughout the night, or they wake up too early in the morning. There are ways to help with each of these patterns:


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