Christmas Gift Ideas

Christmas Gift Ideas

Are you stumped on what to buy for the perfect Christmas gift this year for the special people in your life?  I am usually a huge procrastinator when it comes to Christmas gifts, but this year I am gonna be prepared (I really hope) and I’ve researched some awesome gifts that I’ve given away previously or plan on giving away myself.  The prices range from FREE to more pricey.  Hope this lists inspires you on your journey to finding that perfect…

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High Blood Pressure For Half Of U.S. With NEW Guidelines

High Blood Pressure For Half Of U.S. With NEW Guidelines

Are you one of the tens of millions of American adults who are now considered to have high blood pressure based on the new guidelines that came out this week?  The American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology have lowered the levels at which they are calling people high blood pressure just this week.  I’ve had tons of patients coming in and asking about the new guidelines as what it means for them because now they are considered…

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Knee Pain

Knee Pain

Almost everyone has had knee pain.  Knee pain is one of the most common reasons people come to see me in sports medicine.  This article will review the most common causes of knee pain, important information about each, and recommended treatment. Causes of Knee Pain Runner’s Knee (Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome) Jumper’s Knee (Patellar Tendonitis) Osteoarthritis Knee Cap (Patellar) Laxity Patellar tendon pulling bone (Osgood Schlater’s or Sindig-Larson-Johansen) Pes Anserine Bursitis Acute Injuries Ligament sprain (ACL, MCL, IT Band, etc.) Acute…

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Pinterest Recipe Adventures Potato Bake

Pinterest Recipe Adventures Potato Bake

Ever get stumped about what to make for dinner like me?  I will continue to try out Pinterest recipes so that you can experience my triumphs and failures in the kitchen as I attempt to cook.  Attempting to cook is really what I do, because I am admittedly a pretty bad cook.  Armed with Pinterest I will continue to seek out the easiest, but delicious recipes and hope for the thumbs up from my picky kids.  My hope is to…

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Halloween DIY and Fun

Halloween DIY and Fun

Happy Halloween!  It is crazy how fast time flies. If you’re anything at all like me, the month of October has come and practically gone in the blink of an eye.  It’s definitely true that the older I get, the faster time passes.  Everything seems to speed up and get busier.  But, there I go off topic.  In this post I’m going to share some fun things we did to celebrate Halloween.  It is one of my favorite holidays because…

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Stand Up Paddle Surfing (SUP) Injuries

Stand Up Paddle Surfing (SUP) Injuries

Do you Stand Up Paddle Surf?  Stand-Up Paddle Surfboarding (SUP) is a main stream water sport that is a hybrid of surfing and paddling.  It is tons of fun and an awesome workout.  My husband and I love it and started SUP over 10 years ago now.  We enjoy it so much that I chose to do my Sports Medicine Fellowship Research Project on it.  I basically looked at the injuries associated with SUP.  This post is dedicated to SUP…

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Pinterest Recipe Adventures Spaghetti Squash

Pinterest Recipe Adventures Spaghetti Squash

Why Pinterest recipe adventures?  One of the biggest struggles that I have as a wife, mother, and just as a functioning adult is COOKING!  I work full-time and my husband works double full-time because he owns his own business.  In spite of all the work he always has to do, I am very blessed to have a husband who gets up early and cooks a wonderful breakfast for everyone every single morning.  It has been our rhythm for a while…

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Chronic Pain

Chronic Pain

Do you or does someone you love suffer from chronic pain?  Then this post is for you!  It’s all about chronic pain and how to manage it.  I received a lecture about it and thought how important this topic is and how so many people are affected by it and wanted to share this valuable information.  I just want to say right off that this article is for how to best try to understand and manage chronic pain.  Chronic pain can…

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Moana Hair Tie DIY

Moana Hair Tie DIY

This super easy and affordable Moana hair tie DIY is an awesome idea as a favor for your Moana themed party.  It would also work as little gifts for kid’s classmates (like for Christmas or Halloween) and as fish extender gifts.  I made them for my daughter’s Moana themed birthday.  It’s so easy and it’s a great project to do with kids.  I’ll show you how simple it was and also list the rest of the favors I got for…

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The Second Pee to Prevent Urinary Tract Infections

The Second Pee to Prevent Urinary Tract Infections

Are you a woman who has gotten a urinary tract infection (UTI)? Or are you one of the unfortunate few who get recurrent urinary tract infections? Then this post is for you.  Learn what you can do to prevent urinary tract infections in women, and learn the secret method to UTI prevention with the second pee. Almost every woman has had a urinary tract infection at some point in our lives.  Just add it to another wonderful gift that women…

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