Preventing low-back pain

Preventing low-back pain

Megan Bastin, Riverview Hospital Certified Athletic Trainer Most people have experienced some type of low-back pain in their life. But did you know that, often times, these injuries and strains can be prevented?  Megan Bastin, a certified athletic trainer at Riverview Hospital explains that the lower back is designed for a greater range of motion […]

Preventing ACL tears

Preventing ACL tears

Tony Zorger, Riverview Hospital Certified Athletic Trainer One of the most publicized sports injuries in recent years has been the anterior cruciate ligament—better known as an ACL—tear. The incident of this injury continues to rise, especially in high-impact sports like football, basketball, soccer, volleyball and baseball. This often season-ending, and in some cases, career-ending injury […]

‘Tis the season for…germs!

‘Tis the season for…germs!

Kristin Lamb, Riverview Hospital Wellness Coordinator This time of year brings with it many great things – the holidays, time with family and friends, and hope for a new year ahead. What it also brings with it is…germs! Some quick points to keep in mind during cold and flu season. These principles will help prevent […]

Artificial sweeteners - are they safe?

Artificial sweeteners – are they safe?

Laura Kenny, MS, RD, CD In grocery stores, artificially sweetened products are everywhere! In an effort to “improve their nutritional profile”, beverages, yogurt, cereals, cookies, chips and even boxed entrees are utilizing artificial sweeteners instead of sugar. Artificial sweeteners are designed to mimic the sweetness of sugar with fewer calories due to volume reduction and […]

Fat and Nutrition

Finding reliable nutrition information

Laura Kenny, MS, RD, CD Finding reliable nutrition information can be an overwhelming task. It appears as if there are an endless number of websites offering advice, tips, and links to even more resources. There are also a variety of health and fitness professionals providing recommendations on diet and nutrition. It can be hard to […]

"Back" to school: backpack safety

“Back” to school: backpack safety

Sue Ellen Edrington, MSN, CNP, RN-BC Clinical Educator, Riverview Hospital Well, it’s back to school time. Most of our children are heading out to school with their backpack. Backpacks are better alternatives to carrying school supplies than heavy totes, messenger bags, or rolling totes. Heavy totes and messenger bags can cause pressure on the shoulder, […]