Lewiston of Cascadia Now Hiring: 1 LPN/RN- Day Shift

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Lewiston Transitional Care of Cascadia is offering a day time shift nursing position.  Here at Lewiston of Cascadia, we pride ourselves upon our culture and the balance between work and home life, both equally important.  Our employees embrace the company culture and fulfill their mission to be a force for good in the world. Our nursing team not only provides quality healthcare but leads the industry in the care they provide to our residents.

“Take Me Fishing” Trailers

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Stocked with equipment and information, Idaho Fish and Game's "Take Me Fishing" trailers travel to local ponds across the state. Wrapped with vibrant fish illustrations, they're hard to miss. Getting kids, moms and dads excited about fishing can build a new generation of anglers. The only thing kids and their parents have to do is show up!

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Sciatica Pain: If Home Treatments Aren’t Working

There are plenty of things you can do at home to ease a mild sciatica flare-up. Alternating with cold and heat is a classic treatment for sciatica symptoms. Use an ice pack, followed by a heating pad, for about 15 minutes per application. Sleeping with a pillow between your knees can also help. 

Happy May Day!

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Happy May Day everyone! Head over to Sativa Sisters where we have the best and the freshest flowers around! Our friendly budtenders can help you find the perfect flower for your needs!

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Physical Therapy and Sciatica Pain

Each of your sciatic nerves runs from either side of your lower back down to each of your legs. That’s why a classic sign of sciatica is having a shooting pain on one side only. While compression of one of your sciatic nerves can literally be a “pain in the butt,” it doesn’t always require medical attention. Yet sometimes physical therapy is your best bet to banish sciatica symptoms.

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Physical therapy in a nutshell

Typically, physical therapy involves three phases – pain relief, strengthening and functional integration. A lot of people are hesitant to start physical therapy because they are afraid it will hurt. In reality, one of the main goals of physical therapy is to relieve your pain while helping you get stronger in the process. 

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Quick Tips for Less Pain and More Energy: Visit a Physical Therapist

Physical therapy can do wonders for addressing pain and limited energy. A trained physical therapist can offer several types of methods to not only provide pain relief for symptoms but to treat the source of your pain. Some of the specific treatments a therapist might use include the following:

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Quick Tips for Less Pain and More Energy: Reduce Stress

Stress can contribute to both emotional anxiety as well as physical pain. You need to have several quick stress-busters in your bag of tricks to reduce anxiety whenever it pops up. A warm bath is a quick way to instantly soothe aching muscles and joints while calming your nerves. Even simple breathing techniques can limit pain and energize your body. 

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Quick Tips for Less Pain and More Energy: Boost Natural Endorphins

Exercise can release endorphins, which are feel-good chemicals in the body that can naturally reduce pain. It may seem more difficult to exercise while experiencing achy joints and muscles, but even a moderate amount of physical activity can help you feel better long after your workout is over. 

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Quick Tips for Less Pain and More Energy: Check Your Mattress

You spend approximately one-third of your time sleeping. This means the quality of your mattress can affect how you feel during your waking hours. While it used to be believed that a firm mattress was usually better for those suffering from most types of pain, you’re now recommended to choose a mattress according to your sleep style.

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Quick Tips for Less Pain and More Energy: Change Your Diet

What you eat can have an enormous impact on how much pain you experience and the amount of energy you have throughout the day. There are several foods that can help reduce pain and inflammation while also raising energy levels.

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