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What’s New About Sleep?


“Only when one cannot sleep does one know how long the night is.”

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Housework and Back Pain

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Household chores can be a pain in the sacroiliac. Unless you’re careful, routine activities around the home – washing dishes, vacuuming, even talking on the phone – can strain your back. This includes the sacroiliac area near the tailbone, and can result in debilitating discomfort.

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Tips to Achieve Quality Sleep


An old Chinese proverb states, “Only when one cannot sleep does one know how long the night is.” Anyone who’s ever experienced an occasional bout with insomnia—and that’s most of us—can relate to this all too well. In fact, surveys have shown that between 40 and 60 percent of the general population has trouble sleeping. Daily stress and worries, pressures from job and family, body […]

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The Anti-Inflammatory Diet


Health professionals are focusing increasing attention on inflammation and the “anti-inflammatory diet.” Before we look at what goes into that diet—and why anyone would follow it—we need to know what “inflammation” is. What is the inflammatory process? Inflammation can be good or bad. When it’s good, it’s a natural response by the body to injury, like cutting ourselves. The immune system sends white blood cells […]

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7 Powerful Benefits of Raindrop Therapy

Invigorate tired and stressed muscles, relieve neck and back pain, de-stress or simply slip into a blissful state of relaxation.  What Are Essential Oils? Essential oils are the concentrated essences extracted from raw materials such as plants, flowers, herbs, resin, leaves, seeds, wood, bark, fruit and grasses. What is Aromatherapy? Aromatherapy is the systematic use of volatile plant oils known as essential oils. Aromatherapy is a complementary […]

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Pregnancy and Labor

Photographer: Elisa Bricker

Do you know any expectant mamas who are close to or past their approximate “due” date? According to a recent study, 40 weeks is the exception rather than the norm for a due date.  However, that doesn’t reduce the expectation that obstetricians or even first-time moms put on their hopes for baby’s arrival. Check out the study summary in Scientific Blogging 2.0. Forget lemon cupcakes […]

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Curbing Antibiotic Resistance

Curbing Antibiotic Resistance

With drug-resistant staph infections making headlines, many concerned patients are trying to separate fact from fiction while learning how to best protect themselves and their families from these new “superbugs.” What Causes Antibiotic Resistance?Although MRSA (a type of staph infection resistant to methicillin) is probably the most talked-about drug resistant infection, today about 70 percent of bacteria that cause infections in hospitals are resistant to at […]

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Chiropractic: Conservative Care of Neck Pain and Injury

Your neck, begins at the base of the skull and contains seven small vertebrae. Incredibly, the neck supports the full weight of your head, which is on average about 12 pounds. While it can move your head in nearly every direction, this flexibility makes the neck very susceptible to pain and injury. The neck’s susceptibility to injury is due in part to biomechanics. Activities and events that affect cervical biomechanics include extended […]

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What is Causing the Asthma Epidemic

In the United States, asthma cases have increased by more than 60 percent since the early 1980s, and asthma- related deaths are at 5,000 a year. What is causing the asthma epidemic and what can we do to fight it?   People in their 30s and older can remember that when they were young, it was very unusual for even one child in school to […]

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Winter Activities: Tip to Avoid Injury

When snow, ice and frigid weather blast into town, watch out, says the American Chiropractic Association (ACA). Winter activities and chores can pose problems for the outdoor enthusiast whose body is not in condition. Winter sports like skating, skiing and sledding can cause painful muscle spasms, strains or tears if you’re not in shape. Simply walking outside in the freezing weather without layers of warm clothing can intensify older joint problems and cause a […]

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