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Why Lower Back Pain Is So Common

Posted on 10-23-2014

If you suffer from lower back pain, you’re definitely not alone. Back pain, especially lower back pain, is one of the most common complaints at doctors’ offices and hospitals across the na...

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Milk and Bone Health: Another Reason It’s Not Just for Kids!

Posted on 10-21-2014

Got milk? If so, and you're female, drinking more of it may help to prevent arthritis of the knee. These are the findings of a 4-year study funded by the U.S. National Heart, Lung, and Blood In...

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Women’s Feet Are Paying a High Price for Fashion

Posted on 10-16-2014

Fashion before comfort… and health! That seems to be a prevailing attitude in the United States, particularly among women out shopping for new shoes. And while there are a number of shoe styles...

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Why Do Adults Heal More Slowly Than Children?

Posted on 10-13-2014

If you’re a parent or caretaker for children, you may marvel at a child’s ability to heal much more quickly than you—and you may wonder why. The fact that kids do heal at a faster ra...

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Fruits and Vegetables Add Years to Your Life – Literally

Posted on 10-09-2014

We've been told for years – and by pretty much everyone involved with either nutrition or health care – that eating more fruits and vegetables is good for you and can improve your life...

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Biography: D.D. Palmer and the Birth of Chiropractic

Posted on 10-05-2014

A medical trailblazer and the father of modern chiropractic, D.D. Palmer remains an inspiration (or an eccentricity) to many practitioners of the field of medicine that he founded—even a century...

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Top 5 Workouts for Increasing Range of Motion in Your Back

Posted on 10-01-2014

Back pain can have a truly negative effect on your professional life as well as your lifestyle. It can be difficult to get out of bed and make the morning commute.  Then—depending on what y...

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Can You Really “Bank” Sleep?

Posted on 09-29-2014

Banking sleep to save energy for later? To most people, this idea probably sounds too good to be true. At the very least, it probably seems to defy common sense and or runs counter to the way we think...

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Menopause and Bone Density: What’s the Connection?

Posted on 09-24-2014

The natural decrease in estrogen associated with menopause can cause many health conditions in women after about the age of 45 (Most women reach menopause between the ages of 45 and 55, but it may als...

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Teens Kicking the Soda Habit? A Recent Experiment Shows That it's Possible

Posted on 09-23-2014

Consumption of sodas and other sugar-sweetened drinks by teens is a nationwide concern. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 80% of teens consume sugar-sweet...

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What Makes an Immune Response Healthy Versus Unhealthy?

Posted on 09-17-2014

The human immune system is an amazing thing.  That is, most of the time. Many people have no idea how the immune system works, but they benefit from it—and sometimes suffer from it—no...

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When Training Becomes Over-Training: Know the Warning Signs

Posted on 09-15-2014

By now most of us who are concerned with our health and fitness have heard many times that regular exercise leads to increased muscle tone and strength. It also has other benefits, including a lowered...

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Here’s How Parents Can Build on the New-and-Improved School Lunch Experience

Posted on 09-10-2014

The hard truth is that very few children and adolescents talk about the subject of "school lunch” in a positive, enthusiastic way. And to be honest, not very many grown-ups do either. After...

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Curve Rehabilitation and Posture Correction Programs

Posted on 09-08-2014

As unfortunate as it is, loss of normal spinal curvature and poor posture are extremely common. Given the amount of time we spend staring at various screens—whether sitting at an office desk or ...

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The Truth About the "Five-Second Rule"

Posted on 09-03-2014

You've probably heard of the "five-second rule". That's the tongue-in-cheek saying some kids and young adults use when they accidentally drop a piece of food on the floor but pick it...

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