Wellness

Back-to-School Routines

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The new school year is upon us. Are your kids ready? We talked with Carilion Clinic providers to see how they help their kids make the transition from the lazy days of summer to the structure and routine of the academic calendar.

Make getting enough sleep a family priority, not just something your kids have to do.

They say that for kids of every age, the right supplies and the right routines are necessary building blocks to school success. Specifically:

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Working Wonders in Medicine

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When Joe Wright saw his eye doctor for what he thought was a case of pink eye, he got an unexpected diagnosis. His ophthalmologist found a retinal hemorrhage and suspected a blocked carotid artery.

Testing confirmed this, and Joe became one of the first patients in the region to undergo a transcarotid artery revascularization, or TCAR. It’s a minimally invasive procedure that uses a new approach to unblock a carotid artery and reduce post-operative stroke risk.

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Moving Without Misery: The Right Way To Lift

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Your cousin hurt his back moving furniture. Your sister ruptured a disc by lifting her baby and a heavy bag of groceries.

We all probably know someone who’s injured their back by lifting an object that was too heavy, or by lifting it incorrectly.

Unfortunately, a moment’s wrong move can cause all kinds of problems, ranging from muscle strain to back or joint injuries.

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Soothe Your Sunburn

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Maybe you left the sunscreen at home. Or maybe you went for a swim and didn’t reapply it. Or—a common oversight—you didn’t realize how long you were working in the garden.

Well, the yard looks great but you ended up with a bad sunburn!

These tips and remedies from the Skin Cancer Foundation can help ease the pain and speed healing. Drape a cool, damp towel around your pink shoulders and read on:

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