December 22, 2023

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Ho, ho, happy holidays!

Quad Citizens are celebrating the holidays with family, friends, and fun. Take a few moments to be mindful of your good health as we jingle our way to 2024 …

Success Story

Davenporter grateful for holiday nuttiness

As we head into the holiday weekend, one Quad Citizen will be putting up her feet after a flurry of crafting for friends and family. But with all the hustle and bustle comes the gratitude of movement without pain.

“It was either walking with a cane or knee surgery, so I chose the surgery.”

ORA Health Tip

Dry Needling: Modern medicine rooted in ancient art

Enjoying a country Christmas on her acreage, a Taylor Ridge retiree, says her Achilles’ heel pain is at bay after trying a therapy called “dry needling.”

ORA Physical Therapist Laura Irwin explains this approach to pain relief

QC Outdoors

Savor the winter quiet and solitude at Maquoketa Caves State Park

Let’s Move Quad Cities’ hiking duo, Teri Stickler and her Samoyed, Kaia, take to the trails off-season in Maquoketa to appreciate the glacier-carved landscape.

“While the bats are hibernating in the caves, the stairs gave us a great workout.”

Eat Smart with Jeni

Celebrate the holiday cheer and the buffet ... with these dos and don'ts

LMQC’s Dietary Blogger, Jeni Tackett, says don’t skimp on holiday celebrations, but be smart about your choices. “Treasured family recipes should be savored,” she advises. Check out her other simple tricks to enjoy holiday treats without drastic restrictions.

“Don’t graze, but be choosey”

Featured QCA Event

Start your new year off on the right foot

Celebrate nature, meet for hot chocolate, and participate in the First Day Hike in the Quad Cities at Nahant Marsh.

Register here

ORA Orthopedics
2300 53rd Avenue #100
Bettendorf, IA 52722

(563) 322-0971
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