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Healthy Way to Manage Pain

 Physical therapy may be just as effective as opioid painkillers in the treatment of certain types of pain. In one study, people who received physical therapy immediately after hip- replacement surgery used fewer opioids to manage pain than those who didn’t receive therapy.  People who had physical therapy within three days of start of low-back pain were also less likely to use opioid painkillers than those who didn’t.  Opioid painkillers are highly addictive.  The CDC recommends that patients and their doctors try non-pharmaceutical treatments for pain first.

What counts as a fruit and vegetable serving size?

 
FRUITS & VEGETABLES
Try for 4-5 servings of each per day.*
What counts as a serving?


FRUITS

ONE MEDIUM FRUIT
approximate size

FRESH, FROZEN OR CANNED FRUIT
½ CUP

DRIED FRUIT
¼ CUP

FRUIT JUICE**
½ CUP


VEGETABLES

RAW LEAFY VEGETABLE
1 CUP

FRESH, FROZEN OR CANNED VEGETABLE
½ CUP

VEGETABLE JUICE**
½ CUP

*Recommended daily goal based on 2,000 calorie/day eating pattern.

**Fruit and vegetable juices can be part of a healthy diet. One serving of 100 percent juice can fulfill one of your recommended daily servings or fruits and vegetables, but watch for calories and added sugars or sodium. Choose 100 percent juice (or 100  juice and water) instead of sweetened juice or juice drinks.

 

 

Healthy Tips

10 tips to reduce the likelihood and impact of seizures


 1.Write it down: Track seizures, drug side effects and how you feel in body and mind.


2.Enlist others:  Educate those closest to you so they can help during a seizure.


3.Find a specialist:  For the best care, seek out a doctor who really knows this condition.


4.Plan for baby: For a safe pregnancy, plan it and discuss it with your doctor.


5.Stay safe:  Pad sharp corners and edges in your house.  Carpet your floors to help prevent falls.


6.Get together: Join a local support group to help you cope. Find one at www.Epilepsy.com


7.Know your triggers: Recognize the causes of your seizures and avoid them when possible.


8.Stay Active:  Moderate exercise may help control your seizures, so add a workout to your daily routine.


9.Eat Right:  Some diets may reduce seizures. Ask your doctor about the right one for you.


10.Keep Calm: Reduce stress to reduce seizures. Try meditation or other relaxing activities. 

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