Living A Heart-Healthy Lifestyle – Where Do I Begin?

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, heart disease was the #1 health issue to kill men and women in the United States every year. Although the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus has nearly taken this spot, heart disease hasn’t gone away. Lack of access to healthcare professionals over the last year has made the risk of death from heart disease…

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How to Navigate Dealing With a Chronic Illness

While short-term sickness is agonizing and discomforting, chronic illnesses like diabetes or heart disease are different. Chronic illnesses including, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, and arthritis, are lifetime conditions that you must learn to live with and manage. Although living with chronic illness is not easy, it is also not impossible. Below we outline various steps…

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The Early Signs of Needing Hip Replacement Surgery

If you’ve been experiencing concerning hip or leg symptoms, you need to consider how much you need your hips. Each hip contains a joint that allows each leg to provide you with a full range of motion during everyday activities. The joint is called a “ball-and-socket” joint because it contains a rounded socket in the…

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6 Signs It’s Time to Schedule a Visit to an Orthopedic Doctor

Bone, joint, and muscle movement is part of everyday life. From cleaning and cooking to gardening and working, you probably perform numerous chores and tasks that require muscle activity. Unfortunately, these heavy-duty and repetitive movements strain your muscles over time. As a result, the constant turning and twisting wear your bones, ligaments, and muscles, which,…

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How Exercise Can Help Reduce Anxiety and Stress

According to the American Psychiatric Association, 63% of Americans are stressed or anxious about various aspects of their lives, including their health, family, money, relationships, and work. Unfortunately, the stress is not going away either. According to the APA, stress is rising among Americans, with more than one-third of people surveyed saying they felt more…

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4 Things I Bet You Didn’t Know About Our Wellness Center

During the busy day-to-day rush of life, many people forget that maintaining great health requires more than once-yearly checkups and emergency or urgent care appointments when sick. Your health and well-being require you to treat your body like a machine that needs regular maintenance for optimal function. Northwest Regional Health offers a wide range of…

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Recent Open House at Northwest Regional Health

We would like to thank everyone who participated in our open house event on January 27th. We enjoyed everyone attending and viewing our new and existing service lines, which include orthopedics, pain management, tele-health, dermatology, oncology and rehabilitation. The UAB Mobile Sim lab was onsite for everyone to view as well as the plans for…

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4 Habits That Raise Your Risk of Diabetes

Diabetes can produce a wide range of harmful symptoms and potentially affect many parts of the body, such as your teeth, skin, lungs, and heart. Doctors have diagnosed around 11 percent of Americans with this disease. It represents a severe risk that people can’t afford to ignore, especially if they have diabetic family members. Fortunately,…

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