Discovery Digest eNewsletter - July 2004

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Discovery Digest eNewsletter: July 2004

In This Issue:
Greetings from Our Chairman
Early Stroke Prevention is Key
How to Control Inflammation
Common Treatment for Sports Injuries (RICE)
Your Health Care Organization and ActiveForever

Hello Discovery Digest Subscribers!!!

How come when we're injured, most of us completely forget what it feels like to be well; and when we're well, most of us are not concerned with being "preventative" to avoid getting injured again? What we've noticed over the last couple of years is that most people feel invincible until they observe their parents or loved ones experience injuries or physical setbacks. ActiveForever has been life-changing for all of us; our invincible ActiveForever team. As you know, we all try, and live by our own products. We have had such a fabulous time taking care of our health and learning new things that we do hope that our persistence with you can create the same effect! We'd like to encourage you to do something good for your health, break the routine and try something new every month. Your opinions do have a positive effect our coming achievements! Thank you so much for your continued support!

Erika L. Feinberg, Chairman

Early Stroke Prevention is Key: This year, more than 500,000 Americans will suffer a stroke and, potentially, its debilitating effects. The good news is that intense research efforts are identifying new methods to minimize the damage done by stroke, increase the chances for rehabilitation after a stroke and identify ways to avoid one altogether.  Click here to read the full article!

One of the best means to maintaining good health is a regular exercise routine. Our Exercise Therapy department provides a wide selection of Aquatic Therapy, Resistance Exercise, Strengthening and Mobility and other high quality Therapy Tools.

How to Control Inflammation Chronic inflammation has long been known to play a role in such inflammatory diseases as arthritis, asthma, allergies, skin diseases and assorted autoimmune diseases. More recently, low-grade inflammation has also been seen as a factor in such conditions as obesity, type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure. Leo Galland, MD, director of the Foundation for Integrated Medicine in New York City, explains some strategies that can help reduce your risk for inflammation-related problems.  Click here to read the full article

Flexing Foot Rest: A key factor to reducing inflammation and pain is watching the foods you eat. Paying attention to one's diet can reduce pain, swelling and stiffness. Learn how to fight back against energy robbers, how to pamper and protect your joints, what shortcuts can ease fatigue while in the kitchen and how to prepare 125 highly nutritious recipes that require few ingredients and minimal clean-up.  Learn more

Pain-Free Arthritis Book:
With close to 70 million people in the U.S. afflicted with some type of arthritis, the search for effective treatments has grown over the past years. Dr. Harris H. McIlwain, M.D, a rheumatologist and founder of the Tampa Medical Group has written the Pain-Free Arthritis book, which provides an easy-to-follow seven step program to treating arthritis pain.  Learn more.

Common Treatment for Sports Injuries (RICE) For a sports injury, or just an overtaxed hip that is causing discomfort, the best and fastest relief can be obtained using the a simple and easy to remember practice called the RICE regimen. RICE (Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation) is one of the most common and important acronyms in the world of sports. Many times, this is often all that you'll need to get back on your feet.
Click here to read the full article

Elasto Gel Hot/Cold Pack: Ice is easier to apply to a beverage than to a curved portion of the anatomy. We offer an alternative to wet and dripping ice with a durable, versatile and waterproof hot/cold pack that retains heat or cold for 20-40 minutes. The Elasto Gel Hot/Cold packs are available in three sizes, 6”x8”, 12”x12” and 8”x16”, as well as several customized shapes (cervical collar, wrist wrap and shoulder therapy) for ease of application.   Get one now!

Your Health Care Organization and ActiveForever
ActiveForever has created innovative programs and resources to help organizations improve care, save money, and streamline business. We customize our programs to make you to stand out in your industry. Learn more

Please look for our next Discovery Digest Newsletter in August. We will continue to send it to you on a monthly basis. We hope that you find our newsletter informative and enjoyable to read. Your thoughts and ideas are always important to us!


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