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Is Vaping Still Bad for Your Lungs?

Another day, another question about the safety of e-cigarettes. Touted by proponents as a way to help cigarette smokers transition away from traditional cigarettes, vaping has quickly become a topic of contention because of its popularity among nonsmokers,...

What’s in Your Child’s Lunchbox?

Another school year means another chance to send your child off to class with a lunchbox filled with nutritious, concentration-maximizing food. Unfortunately, that's frequently a chance not taken, particularly with the proliferation of ready-to-go, packaged snacks and...

Back to Basics: Understanding Back Pain

Despite the amount of information available on the Internet these days, many people still do not have the proper facts on back pain. Perhaps it's due to information overload or just misinformation. Regardless of the reason, there are too many people suffering from...

Oral Antibiotics May Cause Kidney Stones

Ever experienced a kidney stone? If you have, our deepest condolences. If you haven't, consider yourself highly fortunate. Kidney stones are small "pebbles" of salt and mineral that can accumulate in the urine. Depending on their size, kidney stones can cause...

Foods That Fight Inflammation

In recent years, researchers have come to appreciate that our diet can substantially influence the inflammatory state within our body. This view of inflammation is different than the standard view that characterizes inflammation as a response to injury, such as a...

How to Avoid Surgery and Stay in the Game

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...

NSAIDs Up Miscarriage Risk?

The title says it all: Use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), commonly known as Advil, Aleve, Excedrin, Motrin, Celebrex, Bayer, Midol and various other pain relievers (click here for a comprehensive list) increases the risk of a miscarriage. More...

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...

Perfect Your Posture, Improve Your Health

Ever try balancing a book on your head (for more than a second)? To do it, you need more than just patience; you need ideal posture. One hundred and thirty thousand years ago, when residents of the planet possessed complete Neanderthalic characteristics, posture...

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