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How to Prevent Winter Sports (and Activity) Injuries

How to Prevent Winter Sports (and Activity) Injuries

A change in seasons often brings a change in activities. Colder temperatures, snow, and rain might make hiking and outdoor running a little miserable. Whether you’re the type to power through cold weather or someone who transitions their sports and activities when the weather turns, watch out for winter injuries....

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How to Keep Cold Weather from Affecting Diabetes Management

How to Keep Cold Weather from Affecting Diabetes Management

A change in weather can do more than cause you to put on an extra layer of clothes. Across all types of diabetes, HbA1c levels tend to rise in the winter and fall during the summer. From less physical activity to seasonal treats, there are a dynamic group of factors...

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Individuals with Limb Loss: How to Increase Strength and Range of Motion When it’s Cold

Individuals with Limb Loss: How to Increase Strength and Range of Motion When it’s Cold

Strength and range of motion (ROM) keep your gait strong and improve your mobility. However, every residual is unique. The location of your limb loss will greatly determine the areas that need focused strength and range of motion work. Lower limb amputations, for example, need to work on gait, glute...

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11 Winter Skin Care Tips for People with Diabetes

11 Winter Skin Care Tips for People with Diabetes
North winds, cold temperatures, sleet, and snow wreak havoc not only on roads but your skin. The potential for diabetes-related skin complications means that you have to give special attention to your skin when the temperatures drop.

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5 Tips for Summertime Amputee Skin Care

5 Tips for Summertime Amputee Skin Care
Seasonal changes — spring to summer and summer to fall — present unique challenges for amputee skin care. Skin care plays a pivotal role as you maintain independence and mobility year-round. Whether it’s excess perspiration (summer) or dry skin (winter), most amputees have to make adjustments to their normal skincare routine according to the season.

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