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How to Survive a Heart Attack

We know exercise is important when it comes to keeping your heart strong and healthy; if you're not doing moderate physical activity for 30-60 minutes on most days of the week, you're doing your heart a disservice, particularly over the long term. Now research...

Even Thirdhand Smoke Is Dangerous

As if the documented dangers of primary and secondhand smoke aren't enough to sway people from the habit, now comes research suggesting that even thirdhand smoke - defined by the Mayo Clinic as "residual nicotine and other chemicals left on a variety of indoor...

Chiropractic for Chronic Pain

Chronic pain is a major issue these days, and finding solutions that don't cause even more pain and misery (read: opioid abuse / addiction) is an even bigger issue. So, it's refreshing when we get a glimpse of nondrug approaches that are working. And boy is this one...

Pain Relief Without Opioids

"There is no better place on earth to have a news event," the National Press Club boasts, and it's easy to understand why: Every year, the 108-year-old Washington, D.C.-based organization hosts countless press conferences on the hottest topics impacting America and...

Rehab That Knee the Right Way

An injury to the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) of the knee, particularly one that requires surgery, can sideline even the most dedicated athlete for months, if not longer. Fortunately, the rehab process can usually start immediately after surgery and involves...

Common Knee Injuries, Uncommon Sense

The growth of organized amateur sports over the past 30 years has spawned an unexpected and unwanted increase in sports-related injuries. Many young athletes suffer sports-related injuries that can turn into lifelong problems. Here are some basic facts about knee...

Neck Pain: Think Chiropractic

Neck pain is no laughing matter; depending on the severity, it can ruin your day, week or even longer. But before you turn to the medicine cabinet for your favorite pain reliever, why not consider a more permanent option that doesn't just take away the symptoms of the...

5 Factors That Reduce Heart Attack Risk

Chest pain, shortness of breath and lightheadedness are three common symptoms of myocardial infarction. Too many families, friends and loved ones have faced a sudden, often-unexpected loss because someone they knew suffered an MI – otherwise known as a heart attack....

How to Avoid Fitness Failures

We're two weeks into a new year and fitness centers from coast to coast are packed with returning and first-time fitness enthusiasts. But whether new to the gym environment or a regular attendee, you won't succeed in the long term if you don't follow certain...

Back Pain & Risk of Falling

In our last edition, we featured research suggesting chronic back pain may lead to mental health problems including depression, stress and even psychosis. But the reality gets more grim, particularly if you're a senior: Back pain may increase the risk of falling, and...

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