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Celebrate Sunnies & Share the Message of UV Protection with National Sunglasses Day Brought to you by The Vision Council, National Sunglasses Day is a commemorative date held annually on June 27 celebrating the importance of wearing shades to protect the eyes from the sun’s harsh ultraviolet (UV) rays.  
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Research Says Having Fresh Flowers in Your Home Can Actually Reduce Levels of Pain and Stress

According to the study, those exposed to flowers had lower blood pressure and heart rate, lower ratings of pain, anxiety, and fatigue, and more positive feelings and higher satisfaction about their rooms than the patients without foliage. The findings from this research actually suggests that flowers should be "complementary medicine" for recovering patients. Now that's an idea I can get behind.
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7 Staggering Statistics About America’s Opioid Epidemic

Every year millions of Americans use opioids to manage pain. Doctor-prescribed opioids are appropriate in some cases, but they just mask the pain—and reliance on opioids has led to the worst drug crisis in American history. Physical therapists (PTs) treat pain through movement, hands-on care, and patient education—and by increasing physical activity you can also reduce your risk of other chronic diseases. A recent study published in Health Services Research found that patients who saw a PT befor...
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You are not Alone

A chronic illness diagnosis comes with several challenges, including extensive treatment and stigmatization. According to the CDC, 6 in 10 American adults have at least one chronic condition and 4 in 10 adults have two or more. Hollywood isn't exempt from this statistic, as several celebrities have come forward to share their stories about living with a chronic illness like diabetes or multiple sclerosis. Read on to learn about their moments of despair, confidence, and everything in between. Pre...
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Flag Day is today, June 14, 2019

Today is actually part of a larger patriotic celebration -- Flag Week -- during which police stations, fire departments and schools are urged to display the flag and government buildings are required to. Join in by flying the red, white and blue outside your home. Just be aware that flag etiquette requires that no other flag can be flown higher than the national flag and that the flag cannot touch the ground or any surfaces beneath it. For more guidelines on displaying and handling the national...
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June is Migraine and Headache Awareness Month. 

Did you know that MFR (Myofascial Release) can be very effective against both of these maladies? The treatment involves regular assessments for postural and movement related asymmetries as well as private hands on treatments as taught by John F. Barnes. Workplace ergonomic assessments may also be required. Call us today for an appointment. for more information about headaches and migraines, their causes, types, and treatments, follow this link: Migraine and Headache
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10 Proven Benefits Of Learning A Second Language

Here are some great reasons to start or continue learning a second language.  For the full article and explanations for each bullet point, visit AHealthblog.com. 1. Learning a second language can help make your brain processes work better 2. Learning a second language helps you think more efficiently 3. Speaking two languages can help improve memory 4. Learning a second language improves attention and concentration 5. Learning a second language makes you better able to understand your lan...
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Puzzles on the Brain?

Mornings spent figuring out Sudoku or finessing a crossword could spell better health for aging brains, researchers say. In a study of over 19,000 British adults aged 50 and over who were tracked for 25 years, the habit of doing word or number puzzles seemed to help keep minds nimble over time. "We've found that the more regularly people engage with puzzles such as crosswords and Sudoku, the sharper their performance is across a range of tasks assessing memory, attention and reasoning," sa...
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Happy National Iced Tea Day!

Tea has been around forever, but iced tea didn’t burst onto the scene and win over America’s hearts and minds until 1904. In that year, visitors to the St. Louis World’s Fair were greeted by exceedingly hot weather. Tea plantation owner and merchant Richard Blechynden, who was present at the fair, took advantage of the situation by selling chilled tea drinks (instead of hot tea) as a cold refreshment. The rest is history. On June 10, we fill our glasses with iced tea (sweetened or unsweetened—th...
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Donuts, Friends, and Tea!

This is a big weekend for annual celebrations! Friday is National Donut Day, Saturday is Best Friend Day, and Monday is Iced Tea Day. Send us pictures of you participating in any of these great events and we will feature you on our social media! #ChoosePT #62DegreesPT  
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