Sharon Kehnemui

Aaron Dread is a square peg in a round hole

Breaking Free: How to Survive Being a Square Peg in a Round Hole

Looking for a holiday gift that addresses the hard, cold reality of the times we live in, but also offers an inspiring message of hope? Look no further than the book Movement is Medicine, Vol. III: Men Determined to Break Free. The volume is written by 12 black male authors, with each contributing a chapter about …

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Dr. Beck in the Beer Mile

Dr. Edward Beck Runs the Beer Mile

Capitol Rehab of Arlington’s Dr. Edward Beck ran the Pacers Running Great North American Naughtical Beer Mile over the weekend, swilling down four 12-ounce cans of Budweiser before every quarter mile lap in one of the toughest, though shortest, endurance races out there. Running in the elite Masters Men category, Dr. Beck finished at a time of …

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Why Doctors Ask You To Rank How You Feel on a Pain Scale

Have you ever gone into the doctor’s office and the doctor asked you how would you rate your pain on a scale of 1-10? Of course, you have. It’s a standard procedure in the medical profession. But figuring out how to answer the question is often one of the most perplexing aspects of a visit to the …

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Good News! You’re Not Losing Weight … Because You Overeat

“Why am I not losing weight?” It’s a question that people ask themselves when they change to a healthier diet, but don’t see noticeable results. Turns out it’s not the quality of the food that is making you fat. Rather, eating too much food — the quantity — is what puts pounds on the scale. Revolutionary, right? Well, maybe not, but a new …

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Mother and young boy exercise together

Fitness Trends for 2016: Battling Childhood Obesity is Out

For those of you who have followed this blog at all over the last six years, you know that youth athletics is a huge issue for Capitol Rehab of Arlington. And the flip side of youth athletics is the effort to combat childhood obesity. So it’s with a forlorn lower lip that we point to …

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Smart watch wearable technology is the new fitness trend

Fitness Trends for 2016: Best and New, Tried and True

The annual Worldwide Survey of Fitness Trends is out with its 2016 edition, and No. 1 on the list of trends for 2016 is wearable technology. Surprised? Yeah, me neither. As the survey notes, the wearable technology industry is exploding — expected to reach $6 billion next year with fitness trackers, smart glasses, smart watches, heart rate monitors, GPS tracking …

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Stupid medicine includes old advertisement from the 1800s for sasparilla as a cure-all.

‘Stupid Medicine’ Catches On: The Causes and Effect of Medical Overtreatment

“Thousands of Americans undergo disc removal or spinal fusion each year, despite limited evidence that either surgical procedure is more effective than non-operative therapy in providing long-term pain relief or improved function. And for patients with the typical wear-and-tear osteoarthritis of the knee, physical therapy proves as successful as the commonly performed arthroscopic surgery.” Sounds …

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