Health and Safety

Choosing a Backpack for Hiking

Hiking has become increasingly popular. Taking a hike can be as simple as walking a short distance through the park or a recreational area. However, the purpose of this article is to help prepare the distance hiker in choosing and fitting a backpack to minimize the potential of back injury. Improper fit or improper size of a backpack may produce injury to the neck, middle back or lower back…… Continue reading

How Can I Dispose Of Outdated Medicine Safely?

This question arises periodically in doctor's offices when patients ask about using prior pain medication prescriptions left over from old injuries. There are many unused and outdated bottles of drugs and prescriptions in medicine cabinets in our homes. As drugs age, potency of the medicine is lost. Unfortunately, there remains a danger to all of society...... Continue reading

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