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Shin Splints: What You Should Know

view of male legs on running path with hands gripping right shin indicating pain

Some of us go all our lives without giving our shins much thought.

Others have an intimate—and painful—familiarity with their shin bones.

Ironically, shin-splint sufferers are probably the most active among us! Dancers, runners and other athletes often have to contend with the aches and pains of shin splints.

Stress on Your Leg
For the record, your shin is the bone at the front of your leg below the knee.

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A Look at the Flu

health care worker in PPE giving flu vaccine to patient

Note, October 2020: This year, getting your flu shot is more important than ever! Not only will it help protect you from the flu, it will help minimize the unnecessary worry caused by "symptom confusion" among respiratory diseases.

For the flu, for coronavirus and for other respiratory illnesses, the best way to prevent the illness is to prevent exposure. Carilion Clinic’s Infectious Disease experts strongly recommend that everyone:

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Childhood Asthma: Know the Signs and Symptoms

child with asthma using a rescue inhaler

Did you know that more children are hospitalized for asthma in September than at any other time of the year?

Back-to-school time is a peak time for asthma symptoms because that’s when viruses spark.

There are also certain kinds of mold that peak in the fall which can trigger symptoms for those with more significant asthma.

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