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January 11, 2010

Sheriff’s deputy still hospitalized after Christmas Day crash

By Kelley Luckstein Kelley Luckstein

A Christmas morning crash has temporarily put the career of a Wabasha County sheriff’s deputy on hold.   Thirty-year-old Andy Hamann is still hospitalized at the Mayo Clinic’s St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester with numerous broken bones after a stolen vehicle collided with his squad.   In fact there has been no Christmas celebration yet for […]

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Tags: ankles, car accident


January 11, 2010

Spinal decompression devices watch your back

By Kelley Luckstein Kelley Luckstein

Fitness stores sell a variety of spinal decompression/traction devices — inversion tables and ankle boots that hang you upside down and stretch out your back — on the promise that they help relieve back pain, enhance general back fitness, provide deep relaxation and maybe even slow age-related height shrinkage. The last, after all, is partially […]

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Tags: spinal decompression


November 4, 2009

Friends spread word about fall prevention

By Kelley Luckstein Kelley Luckstein

Shirley Freund considers herself to be in pretty good shape.   But the Sun City West resident has fallen down a couple of times in the last few years. She doesn’t want it to happen again.   “I’ve taken a few falls, which kind of surprised me,” she said with a laugh… in January the […]

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Tags: fall prevention


October 28, 2009

Mayo Clinic Physician Receives First PASSOR Legacy Award

By Kelley Luckstein Kelley Luckstein

The American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPM&R) awarded Jay Smith, M.D. of Mayo Clinic’s Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation the Physiatric Association of Spine, Sports and Occupational Rehabilitation (PASSOR) Legacy Award and Lectureship. The award recognizes an individual who has advanced musculoskeletal physiatry through clinical care, education, service or research. Dr. Smith […]

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Tags: PASSOR Award


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