Understanding thyroid problems

Advice, Community, Events | April 24th, 2019 | Leave a comment

The thyroid is a small but powerful butterfly-shaped gland at the base of the neck. The thyroid gland influences almost all of the metabolic processes in your body through the hormones it produces. The hormones produced by the thyroid gland affect your breathing, heart rate, digestion and body temperature. Nearly one in 20 Americans ages […]

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Breaking down weight loss barriers

Advice, Community, Events | April 19th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Catherine M. Brzozowski Weight loss isn’t just about looking good – it’s about being your healthiest. Obesity is a common and very serious condition that is rapidly rising in the United States. Weight management is a complicated epidemic because it can contribute to many other serious medical conditions such as heart disease, stroke, type […]

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Stand up to aching feet

Advice | March 1st, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Catherine Brzozowski Proper foot care is not something most of us think about until related problems literally stop us in our tracks. Yet foot and ankle problems are among the most common health ailments that most people will likely experience during their lifetime. Some foot problems are inherited, while others stem from regular wear […]

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Ask a Rehabber: What to do when finding young wildlife

Advice | February 22nd, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Rebecca Michelin, Director, Schuylkill Center Wildlife Clinic “I’ve found a baby (fill in the blank). What do I do?” This is one of the most challenging and most frequent questions we receive at the Wildlife Clinic. During “baby season” (typically March through July), we get hundreds of phone calls about injured and orphaned baby birds […]

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