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Top Ideas for Staying Active Through the Winter

One of the great challenges faced by many of us who live in four-season climates is how to stay active and get enough healthy exercise once the temperatures start dropping. When it’s cold and snowy outside, few of us have the “Just Do It” mentality of Olympic marathoner Joan Benoit, as demonstrated in this famous Nike commercial: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CqXPw_6eYZw Joan, bless…

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Questioning the Effectiveness of Back Surgery

When it comes to surgery, any good doctor will tell you that success is never guaranteed and there are always risks. But how does back surgery stack up compared to other treatments for back pain? The Mayo Clinic recommends caution before choosing back surgery. Their website warns, “Spine surgeons hold differing opinions about when to operate, what type of surgery…

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Proper Form for Football Tackles: Is Improved Technique Enough to Protect Youth Players?

There is no question that football is a full-contact sport that has the potential to cause a variety of injuries, some of which can be very serious.  There is also no question that tackles are the most dangerous part of the game. Concussions and other head injuries, plus damage to the neck and spine can not only put a player…

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What Does a Chiropractic Nutrition Specialist (DACBN/CBCN) Do?

Half of the top 10 leading causes of death in the US are related in some way to nutrition: obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease and cancer. Lifestyle has a great deal to do with how sick or healthy we are, and most medical doctors do not have enough time to learn about their patients’ lifestyle to offer drug-free…

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Drink Your Vegetables! Guide to the Best Vegetable Juice Options

Experts recommend that we get 9 servings of fruit and vegetables each day in order to stay healthy and reduce our likelihood of a wide range of diseases, including heart disease, diabetes, stroke and cancer. An evaluation of long-term studies conducted in Europe and the US found that those who ate more than 5 servings of fruit and vegetables daily…

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What Does a Chiropractic Pediatrician (DICCP) Do?

A chiropractic pediatrician (DICCP) performs chiropractic care on children. Because of the rapidly changing bodies of children, a DICCP (Diplomate in Clinical Chiropractic Pediatrics) chiropractor is given special training for appropriate treatment at each stage of a child’s development. Training for a DICCP involves completing a 3-year, board certification program administered by the International Chiropractic Association (ICA) Council on Chiropractic…

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The Most Common Skiing Injuries and How to Avoid Them

Few things in life can be quite as exhilarating as a good day skiing. You feel the energy and motion, the wind across your body, and the intimate connection with the ground as your skis race over its surface, occasionally sending you airborne. However, as with any sport, skiing opens you up to the risk of injury. Happily, in the…

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Off-Label Prescriptions: What You Should Know

Unapproved use of prescription drugs has become a major problem for healthcare in the U.S. When you first read this, you might suppose we’re referring to patients who abuse their prescriptions or to people who obtain prescription drugs illegally and use them for recreational purposes. After all, this story has been featured in the media very prominently. But that’s not…

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Why the Washington Redskins (and their Cheerleaders) Count on Chiropractic

When most people first hear that the Washington Redskins football team has a Team Chiropractor, they’re probably not all that surprised. After all, we’ve all seen football games and witnessed the physical punishment that the athletes endure in every game. In fact, it would be more surprising if the quarterback who was just sacked by a 250-pound linebacker weighing 250…

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Tanning Salons and Your Health

Most people want to look their best all year long, but getting a nice bronze tan isn’t a healthy way to do it. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that “A tan is a response to injury: skin cells respond to damage from UV rays by producing more pigment.” So—by definition—any tanning is the result of damage…

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The New Science of Slips and Falls: What the Research Tells Us

While we’ve all seen the old banana peel skit, slips and trips in the real world are no laughing matter. Simply falling to the floor or pavement from an upright position causes a great many serious injuries—and even deaths—each year. No one really knows for certain how many falls could actually be prevented, but the topic is of growing interest…

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Top Foods for Healthy Joints

Keeping our joints healthy is one of the most important things we can do to remain independent and active as we age. Life can become quite challenging for individuals who are immobilized by joint pain, since it can result in reduced physical and social activity as well as a higher risk of psychological and emotional problems. When it comes to…

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