Type 2 diabetes runs in families, but are you inheriting genes or behavior?
SFMA (Selective Functional Movement Assessment) allows therapists to analyze movement in a consistent manner and treat limited strength and movement with a customized approach for each patient. This translates to quicker return to your favorite activities, from painless walking without a limp to golf and running.
We’ve launched a new digital channel and it’s called ExploreHealth with Sentara.
We’ve taken Sentara Today, a blog that has shared employee and patient stories, along with health and wellness tips, and transformed it into a new experience for Sentara customers. Our goal is to educate and inform you on the latest medical breakthroughs, health news and tips and ways to keep you and your family safe.
By Dr. Heather Dacey
Sentara Therapy Services
At first, when the babies are small, they are easy to carry or put down in order to complete household activities. Safely carrying these little ones means cradled in your arms close to the body or perhaps in a double shoulder carrying pack. While some argue the swaddle sling is best for the baby bonding, if not positioned correctly, this sling can cause significant pain and stress to the low back of the mother as well as increased stress to the baby’s back.
Once the babies get a little more mobile and older, the “new mom posture” really kicks in. The forward shoulders, hunched back, and forward head – all attempts at making dinner while answering the phone and carrying the baby on your hip. Anatomically, this means possible rotator cuff strains, upper and mid back pain, headaches and possible sciatica pain.
By Belinda Risher RN, MS
Sentara Cancer Network
You just had your annual screening mammogram and checked off that box on your never ending list of things to do. Then, you get the dreaded phone call from your Breast Center. They need you back for additional imaging. Panic sets in.
But what does being called back really mean? Sometimes our worst fear is fear of the unknown.
By Rita P. Smith, MS, RD, CDE
Martha Jefferson Hospital
We have 206 bones in our body and so it is really important to have those lifestyle habits that help protect your bones.
Osteoporosis or porous bones puts you at risk for a fracture-the most common places for fractures are the hip, spine and wrist. Unfortunately, about 44 million adults have osteoporosis. One in two women and one in four men over the age of 50 will break a bone due to osteoporosis.
By Dr. Rebecca A. Zuurbier
Sentara Radiology Specialists
During Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the message is clear: Women should get mammograms to detect breast cancer. While many may know that mammograms are important, there are often many questions about the technology that isn’t always clear. Here are some commonly asked questions – and answers – about mammography to help set the record straight.