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The Most Common High School Sports Injuries

Posted by North Ohio Heart | Ohio Medical Group on Tue, Apr 24, 2018

high-school-sports-injury-statistics.jpgAccording to the most recent statistics from the National Federation of State High School Associations, nearly 8 million teenagers participate in high school sports. That doubles the number of kids who participated in the 1971-72 school year. But just like when you put more cars on the road, you’re bound to have more crashes. With more kids participating, the statistics reflect a rise in injuries.

High school sports injuries are tracked by researchers at the University of Colorado Denver. They’re currently working with athletic trainers to update the most recent statistics collected after the 2015 school year. Back then they found 240 schools reported 9,273 injuries in 22 sports.

So, let’s break down the list of high school sports injury statistics by looking at the sports with the most injuries and the most common types athletic trainers encounter.

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Topics: exercise

This is What Physical Therapy Can Do for Older Adults

Posted by North Ohio Heart | Ohio Medical Group on Thu, Mar 29, 2018

When you think of physical therapy, you may think it’s something reserved for rehab. While it’s true almost everyone goes to physical therapy after a surgery or an injury, it is used in other ways, too. Most notably, as the baby boomer population ages, more and more older adults are using physical therapy to stay fit and active.

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Topics: heart health, exercise, healthy life

Is Low Blood Pressure Dangerous?

Posted by North Ohio Heart | Ohio Medical Group on Thu, Oct 19, 2017

If your normal blood pressure is below 90/60 mmHg, you are suffering from low blood pressure, or hypotension. Unlike high blood pressure, low blood pressure is not a serious problem for most people. In fact, athletes and people who lead very active lifestyles have lower blood pressure than ordinary people. However, the condition should be a cause for concern if it is accompanied by symptoms or signs of low blood flow.

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Topics: diabetes, exercise, high blood pressure, blood pressure, doctors

5 Ways to Boost Your Immune System

Posted by North Ohio Heart | Ohio Medical Group on Thu, Jan 19, 2017

Since we’re deep in the throes of cold and flu season, it’s even more important than usual to do what you can to keep your immune system strong and ready to fight off the inevitable germs and bacteria you come in contact with daily. While there’s sometimes nothing you can do to avoid getting sick, you can adopt many daily habits and healthy practices to help keep your body in the best shape possible to fight off diseases.

We offer these five ways to boost your immune system today:

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Topics: exercise, Probiotics, sleep, healthy diet

8 Exercise Tips for Busy People

Posted by North Ohio Heart | Ohio Medical Group on Tue, Oct 04, 2016

Finding time for exercise can be difficult. However, if you want to stay heart healthy, you should try to do at least 30 minutes of exercise every day. But don't worry, if you are unable to do a 30-minute session all at once, you can divide it into two 15-minute sessions or three 10-minute sessions. 

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Topics: heart health, exercise, healthy life, healthy exercising

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