When and How to Use Heat Therapy to Treat Pain

October 22, 2013

Heat therapy is one of the most effective ways to treat persistent pain associated with minor injuries, sore muscles, and chronic arthritis. When applied to problem areas, heat increases blood flow and loosens stiff joints and muscles, bringing almost instant relief to your ailing body. But when is the best time to use heat therapy […]

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Slope Safety Tips for Skiers, Snowboarders, and Trekkers

October 15, 2013

One of the best things about winter is having the opportunity to head to the mountains after a fresh snowfall for a beautiful day of skiing, snowboarding, or trekking. These exciting activities are a fantastic way to get your blood flowing and adrenaline pumping, and they sure beat sitting around the house watching reruns on […]

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Signs/Symptoms of Hypothermia

October 8, 2013

Some people take refuge in their homes at the first hint of cold temperatures or snowfall, never to emerge again until spring. But there’s plenty of fun to be had outdoors even in the winter, especially if you take care to protect yourself against the elements with battery heated clothing and similar gear. For example, […]

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Hypothermia in Dogs: How to Keep Your Pet Warm in Winter

September 30, 2013

Does your dog stay outside year round? Do you take him hunting in the winter? Does he like to frolic in the snow? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you need to take extra precautions to protect your pet against hypothermia. That’s right: despite their heavy coats, dogs are still vulnerable […]

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