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Posted Apr 17, 2014 at 11:01 PM

Tip of the WeekLarry Bowa may be known for his baseball prowess and fiery personality, but in June 2013, the two-time Golden Glove-winner was stopped in his tracks by a case of shingles, which he says caused him some of the worst pain of his life. Bowa said the pain he felt was so intense he could barely walk, originally leading him to think he had injured his back. But his MRI came back negative, and he received instead an unexpected diagnosis of shingles.

Updated Apr 16, 2014 at 11:06 AM

Now that spring is officially here, it’s time to start thinking about enjoying more of the great outdoors. Picture yourself walking across the uneven lawn while you visit with a friend and carry your lunch to the picnic table. Are you confident in...

Updated Apr 15, 2014 at 10:29 AM

While it is true that a round of golf provides minimal fitness benefits, a reasonable level of musculoskeletal conditioning is necessary to prevent both traumatic and overuse injuries. Unlike walking and putting, which are almost risk-free...

Updated Apr 15, 2014 at 10:19 AM

Q: My friend told me to hide my e-cigs liquid nicotine filler from my kids, since it could be toxic to them. Is this true?

Updated Apr 15, 2014 at 10:13 AM

Physician burnout is a serious problem. It not only affects physicians and their families, but it also has an impact on their patients. Prior studies have shown that of all workers, physicians have the highest rate of burnout.

Updated Apr 11, 2014 at 8:26 PM

Nurse specialist explains causes, prevention & treatments

Posted Apr 10, 2014 at 11:01 PM

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Updated Apr 9, 2014 at 3:36 PM

The annual Taft Rotary Club Health Fair is coming back on April 26 with low cost medical testing, free consultations with a variety of medical specialists.

Updated Apr 9, 2014 at 9:34 AM

Every day, patients with neck and back pain erroneously receive an S-ray as part of a routine examination. The doctor says, “Let’s take a look,” and people are comforted knowing that a high-tech machine is going to peer into their body and produce a...

Updated Apr 9, 2014 at 9:23 AM

Q: My mother has had multiple hospitalizations recently. She lives out of state. Should I bring her closer to my home? I think about it often, especially as she needs more care. I work full time and have a family of my own. The thought of moving my...

Updated Apr 9, 2014 at 9:10 AM

Q: I developed back pain that radiated down my leg. My doctor said it was sciatica and prescribed ibuprofen. How common is this?

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