Want Healthy Bones?

picture of cooked salmon on a plate

Dairy products aren’t the only foods with the calcium and other nutrients you need to build healthy bones, notes a recent article in The Washington Post. You might be surprised to learn that salmon, prunes, onions and walnuts also pack a nutritional punch. Salmon, for instance, is high in vitamin D, a bone-building nutrient that many people don’t get enough of. Four ounces of salmon offer almost 600 international units, or the recommended daily intake for most adults.


Get Active, Get Healthy!

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It’s a sobering fact: Most kids spend more than seven and a half hours per day in front of a screen. And the average adult spends eight hours in front of a screen per day, according to the President's Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition. That’s why it is important for the whole family to get moving and get active.


Are E-Cigarettes Safe?

woman smoking ecigarette vaping

Written by Dan Radmacher
This article was published in the Summer 2014 print issue of Carilion Clinic Living.

In 2013, sales doubled to $1.7 billion. Across the country, teen use recently doubled as well, with 10 percent of teenagers saying they’ve used e-cigarettes, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The slim electronic devices, which mimic the look and feel of real cigarettes, use a rechargeable battery to heat a cartridge filled with a liquid containing nicotine. The heat turns the liquid into a vapor that users inhale.


Don’t Let Your Bones Get Out of Joint

When it comes to our health, each one of us is unique. Sometimes our health can be impacted by our family history. Sometimes it’s affected by our lifestyle.

But no matter what state your health is in, or how old you are, at some point you will probably need to see an orthopaedist. In fact, musculoskeletal conditions are the No. 1 reason patients visit doctors, according to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS).



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