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headache-awareness

Migraine and Headache Awareness Month

June is National Migraine and Headache Awareness Month to encourage dialogue and awareness of how headaches affect everyday life for so many. The statistics are incredibly high for the number of people impacted by headaches and the implications of self-medicating with long term effects on health and wellness. Headaches and…
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superfood-blog

Superfoods for Super Health

Springtime is the season of new beginnings and superfoods! Budding trees, flowering plants, chirping birds. All of these can lead to feelings of greater well-being. As the famous composer, Gustav Mahler once said, “With the coming of spring, I am calm again.” One of the most welcome aspects of spring…
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herniated-discs

Risk Factors For Herniated Disc

Warning signs of a herniated disc can depend on the portion of the spine that is affected. If the lower back is affected, the classic sign is sciatica pain that radiates down the leg with numbness and tingling. If the neck is affected, the pain radiates down the arm and…
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carpal-tunnel

Surgery Free Solution For Carpal Tunnel

Do you use a computer at work or at home? Of course! Most of us spend countless hours using our hands for repetitive tasks such as typing on our computer keyboards. This leaves us particularly vulnerable to developing carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS).  CTS is a common problem that affects the…
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preventive-healthcare

Long Lasting Health & Mobility

The Fountain of Youth is a mythical spring that restores the youth of anyone who drinks or bathes in its waters. It would be wonderful if there was such a magical solution for good health yet we learn that good health is something that we need to work toward. You…
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stretches

Exercises to Increase Flexibility

Flexibility is the ability to extend or stretch without breaking. Medically, the term is used to describe the range of motion in a muscle or joint. Increasing your flexibility is crucial for preventing injury and it can also improve performance. Loss of flexibility can lead to permanent changes in posture…
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new-year-goals

New Year Fitness Plan Without The Pain

Year after year, we find ourselves indulging during the holiday season and then we are left to make New Year’s resolutions. One of the more popular resolutions is to get in shape but very often, February rolls around and this is a real challenge.  Motivation may be a factor but…
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backpack-pain

Be Backpack Smart!

As the summer nears to a close, students begin to prepare for the coming school year. Make sure that the students in your life choose the right backpack and use it correctly! Backpacks that are overloaded or carried improperly can cause back, shoulder and neck pain. Many students sling their…
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shoulder-pain

Don’t Shrug Off Shoulder Pain

The shoulder is the most mobile of all your joints, therefore shoulder pain and injury are very common. Shoulder pain can even stem from the neck. When a nerve root in the cervical spine is irritated, the pain can radiate into the shoulder, arm, and hand. Shoulder impingement is caused by the…
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workplace-ergonomics

Stand Up For Health

For many students and people in the workplace, it may require sitting at a desk often working on a computer for long stretches of time. The negative effects of prolonged sitting have been reported in numerous recent health studies. Researchers theorize that the slow-down of blood flow and decreased metabolism…
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