Lady Gaga’s tour operators, Live Nation, announced February 14, 2013 that she would be cancelling the remainder of her tour due to a hip injury. As a physical therapist for women’s health, this headline immediately got my attention. And because hip labral injury diagnosis is on the increase, you should be interested too. Farther down in the CNN article, the tour company … [Read more...] about Lady Gaga’s Hip Labral Tear: Are You at Risk for One?
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Yikes! Is a classic bit of birthday fun ending in too many bumps, bruises and broken bones? The number of kids hurt while using inflatable bounce houses and moonwalks has risen dramatically since 1995, according to a new study published in Pediatrics. Researchers found that the injury rate has risen a staggering 1,500% in the past 15 years. Between 1995 and 2010, nearly 65,000 … [Read more...] about Parents Beware: Bounce House Injuries on the Rise!
For the last 12 months, I have been practicing one of the most glorious sentences in the English language: "I have a cabin on a lake." I’ve only said it out loud about a dozen times. Mostly I say it to myself. Two years ago, my mother died of cancer in my DC home on a sunny April morning. I drifted into shock and sadness. My grief reached an irrational peak the day … [Read more...] about Construction Karma
Maybe it's just me, but when I hear the phrase “My lunch came from the vending machine,” it doesn't typically bring to mind images of health and happiness. Vending machine meals are what you do in college, during your first years in the work force as an underpaid and overworked entry level employee, or when you’re low on time and running on empty. Chips, … [Read more...] about Don’t Blame the Vending Machine!
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has recalled about 1 million pool and spa drain covers manufactured by A&A Manufacturing, of Phoenix, Ariz.; AquaStar Pool Products Inc., of San Diego, Calif.; Color Match Pool Fittings, of Surprise, Ariz.; Custom Molded Products, of Tyrone, Ga.; Hayward Pool Products, of Elizabeth, N.J.; Pentair Water Pool and Spa, of Sanford, … [Read more...] about Eight Manufacturers Recall Pool and In-Ground Spa Drain Covers