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Dr Bret Wilson
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Learn to Save a Life

Imagine you are walking along a hiking trail and you come across another person who is unconscious. You are at a football game and a fellow spectator clutches their chest and falls to the ground. What would you do if, while enjoying a day on the water, a friend or family member nearly drowns and is in need of help? How would you respond to these situations? Call for emergency services and administer cardio pulmonary resuscitation or CPR. Your actions can help save a life and buy time until emergency services can arrive. CPR Training Click here for the full article.
Dr Bret Wilson
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Posture Tips for Back to School

It is the time of year when our children are either starting back to school, or soon will be. Along with new school clothes, notebooks, pencils, lunch boxes and book bags, there are also potential stresses added to growing spines from postures and activities at school. So here are some tips to help kids maintain and improve posture as they improve their minds. Back Packs Click here for the full article.
Dr Bret Wilson
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Drink to Your Health

It is the summer and the sun and warm temperatures often make us want a cool drink. Perhaps the season of the bathing suit has you increasing your exercise. So many choices, how do you know what is the healthiest? Here is some information to help you. Click here for the full article.
Dr Bret Wilson
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Health News You Can Use

Research shows over and over that exercise is good for you. Most people would understand that exercise builds muscle tone, improves cardiovascular health and helps maintain a healthy weight. However many people do not realize that exercise can have a positive effect on memory and mood. We may realize that a walk after a stressful meeting helps to “blow off steam”, or that we sleep better after exercise. A recent study discussed the benefits of exercise for depression and mood gives indications of long term effects of maintaining mental and emotional health. Click here for the full article.
Dr Bret Wilson
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Housework, if done right, will kill you

Housework, if done right, will kill you. Erma Bombeck It is said that if you want something done right do it yourself. In part due to the pride and diligence of many people, they do their own chores around the house. They move through the house and yard cleaning, bending, pushing, pulling, squatting, reaching, lifting, and carrying. Repetitious motions, prolonged postures and persistence to fatigue. The result: a tidy home and yard, and a tired and sore body. Perhaps if we re-define the idea of “done right” we can get the work done and save some of the ache and pain. Click here for the full article.
Dr Bret Wilson
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Posture and Aging

I may be reveling my age, or that I watched to much TV as a kid, but I remember a commercial for hand lotion or dishwashing soap, that compared 2 sets of hands. The commercial asked the viewer to guess which hands were the older, trying to make the point that the product kept your skin looking young. Well certainly looking at someone’s hands is one way to guess their age, but I use a more obvious one – posture and movement. Think about the last time you noticed someone “walking like an old man”, or perhaps you thought that of your self, momentarily straightening your posture and then quickly falling back into the same bad habits. Wii Fit from Nintendo uses posture and balance to help determine your “age”. Click here for the full article.
Dr Bret Wilson
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American Heart Health Month

American Heart Health Month February is American Heart Month. Each year 300,000 Americans die of sudden cardiac death. This tragedy is compounded by the realization that the heart disease that precedes many of these deaths is preventable by making better health choices. Click here for the full article.
Dr Bret Wilson
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Are You Ready to Get Healthy

A common and worthwhile resolution is to become more active and get more exercise. But how can someone begin or resume an exercise program that will help them get healthy and not injure themselves? Should you consult a physician? Are there health risks to be concerned about or are you exercise ready? TAKE THE TEST Click here for the full article.
Dr Bret Wilson
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Staying Healthy During the Holidays

The holidays are a time of joy, festivals, parties, travel, gifts, family gatherings and stress. Your ability to manage and respond to these situations has a huge effect on your health during the season. People don’t realize that situations that we view as pleasant and unpleasant both create stress in our body. Stress is as much a part of the holidays as tinsel and turkey. So whether you are a Scrooge or Kris Kringle, stress will be your companion. Here are some steps to help you deal with stress and maintain health for the holidays. Recognize The Signs Click here for the full article.
Dr Bret Wilson
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Get a Grip on Wrist Pain

Our modern lifestyle is hard on the wrist and hands. As our lives become more sedentary, our hands work harder as our feet work less. Work, home and leisure activities include gripping, repetitive motion, finger and wrist flexion, prolonged positions with the hand closed in a fist. Gripping a steering wheel, computer activities, texting, use of tools all create wrist stress. Over time and repetition, these activities can result in weakness of the hand, numbness or tingling in the hand and fingers, grip weakness, pain of the hand wrist and arm. Click here for the full article.