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Paying the Price for Going Mobile

I just got back from a trip to the East Coast. On my trip, I spent a fair amount of time in airports, on planes and on trains (sounds like a good movie title). As is not uncommon for me (I'm still a bit old-school), I was amazed at how many people are working while...

Three Ways To Avoid Breast Cancer

With October marking breast cancer awareness month, there are a few preventative steps you can take to ensure you minimize your chances of being diagnosed. A woman today has about 1 in 8 chance of being diagnosed with breast cancer at some time during her life,...

Time for Chiropractic

It's a great time to visit your chiropractor, and a recent Gallup survey makes it clear: pain is a major issue for many people, and overwhelmingly, they would rather try nondrug pain-relief therapies such as chiropractic care versus pain-relieving medications. Well,...

Resist Anxiety With Exercise

Feeling worried, fearful or uneasy? That's anxiety in a nutshell. Anxiety can be a reaction to stress, but it can also occur without the presence of any significant stressors. Regardless of the cause, anxiety can produce physical and psychological symptoms including...

Give Chronic Low Back Pain the Boot

Can't seem to get rid of that low back pain? Your chiropractor can help in multiple ways. In fact, a new study suggests custom orthotics (shoe inserts) are an effective treatment option, alone or in combination with chiropractic care, for relieving pain and improving...

Senior Health: Don’t Forget the Feet

A number of significant health conditions begin to have a greater impact with age. Some of these are not immediately symptomatic, and often people are unaware of the deterioration until they develop a loss of functional capacity and independence. Over time, repetitive...

5 Common Causes of Neck Pain

Neck pain can be acute (short term) or chronic (recurring or persisting for months and even years), but regardless, when you're in pain, relief is the first thing on your mind. Just as important as relief, of course, is finding the cause and ensuring you avoid the...

A Great Exercise to Erase Low Back Pain

Watch a toddler pick up a ball and then ask an adult to do the same task. What's the most obvious difference you notice? The toddler hinges at the hips, sitting back and down into a deep squat to grasp the ball, pulling it close to the body. The toddler powers through...

Take the Sting Out of Sciatica

The sciatic nerve is the longest nerve in the body, beginning in the lower back and extending through the buttocks and down the entire leg. When the nerve is inflamed or compressed, you've got sciatica, characterized by mild to severe pain, burning, tingling, numbness...

Our Salt Intake Could Kill Us

Well, at least most of us, and the damage it's doing in terms of our heart health is staggering. A recent study suggests that the amount of salt consumed by the average adult American on a daily basis may be sufficient to actually damage the heart muscle and inhibit...

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