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Here we go with the 2nd edition of my ACTIVE OMAHA blog series. I will be highlighting a number of free (or at least low budget) Omaha outing options in this series. Unfortunately, the zoo, of course is not free – but read on, I think you’ll find that it’s absolutely worth the cost of admission! #2: Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium 3701 S 10th St (near I-80 & 13th St) If you haven’t been to the zoo for a few years (or never? Oh, tell me it’s no...
Posted on 2019-08-16
Recent research is showing that surgery might not be needed as often as we think. A large review estimates that 10 of surgeries might be unnecessary and that in some specialties such as cardiology and orthopedics, that number might be higher. The reasons for so many unneeded surgeries being performed are varied, but the most common are that more conservative options aren't tried first, or lack of knowledge by the operating physician. Physicians undergo long and rigorous training programs to bec...
Posted on 2019-08-13
You might not know it from the temperature outside, but fall is just around the corner! We know the summer swelter will eventually give way to crisp fall mornings in September and October, so now’s the time to block your calendar for some active weekend outings. In the upcoming blog series, I’ll make a few suggestions for places to get some exercise, and to take in some of the attractions and scenery that the Omaha area has to offer at the same time. So here is the first edition o...
Posted on 2019-08-09
While a backpack is still one of the best ways to tote homework, an overloaded or improperly worn backpack gets a failing grade, according to the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). Improper backpack use can cause injury, especially to children with young, growing muscles and joints. Injury can occur when a child is, trying to adapt to a heavy load, uses harmful postures such as arching the back, leaning forward or, if only one strap is used, leaning to one side. According to phy...
Posted on 2019-08-07
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates nearly nine million Americans pack a full week’s worth of exercise into just two days. These occasional athletes, also known as Weekend Warriors, account for the largest population encountering nonprofessional sport-related injuries, which add up to healthcare costs exceeding more than $18 billion per year. The most common injuries Weekend Warriors face include rotator cuff, Achilles tendonitis, golf or tennis elbow, acute knee...
Posted on 2019-07-24
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