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What We Actually Have is Sick Care

I have to shake my head and chuckle a bit when I hear news about Congress discussing yet another health care bill. I don’t argue that this is a system in our country that needs desperate help. However, what we have in the U.S. is actually sick care, not health care. We learn to seek

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Lessen the Time Your Child Spends on Phone, Tablets

Our phones always have our attention, often from the alarm we wake up to, until the moment we go to sleep. Throughout our day, however, repeatedly using our phones without taking breaks can cause plenty of issues from repetitive strain in our hands to pain and strain in our necks. This is even more prevalent

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A Misaligned Rib is Not Uncommon

If you are experiencing paid between or around your shoulder blades or maybe in your chest area, you could be suffering from a rib head that is out of alignment. You may have woken up with these pains after sleeping or you may have been suffering with this type of pain for some time. Ribs

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Back to School: Backpacks, Shoes and Breakfast

I can’t believe it, and I’d bet parents of school-aged children really can’t believe that it’s time to go back to school! Here are a few things to think about as you’re shopping for stocking up for the school year: Backpacks (you had to know that was coming!): Overstuffing backpacks can cause a great deal

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When to Head to a Hospital with a Headache

As I’ve mentioned time and again, headaches are not normal. Whether it is a sinus headache, a headache because your spine is out of alignment, a migraine or a tension headache, there is always a root cause that needs to be addressed. A headache can also be the sign of a stroke. Stroke is a

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Take Time for Your Health

We continue to pack more and more into each day. Our priorities continue to change in order to keep that schedule, get that work done, rush around with the kids, etc. but at what cost? Where are our priorities shifting? What in our lives is suffering? All too often it is our health that suffers

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How to Live with Spinal Arthritis

When we think of arthritis, we often imagine swollen and aching joints in the hands and knees of an elderly person. However, arthritis can also occur, and often does, in the spine? Spinal arthritis can be very painful and debilitating. Spinal osteoarthritis is a degenerative joint disease, meaning that it continues to get worse over

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Ankle Issues Can Cause Pain Elsewhere

Sometimes I get patients who might be in the office for back pain, and the more I talk to them they eventually mention they’ve had ankle pain too. Well guess what…the two are often related. Ankle pain can cause you to compensate elsewhere, which can lead to pain…elsewhere! If you are having ankle problems, mention

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Magnesium is a Needed Mineral for our Bodies

Magnesium is a mineral used by every organ in your body, especially your heart, muscles, and kidneys. If you suffer from unexplained fatigue or weakness, abnormal heart rhythms or even muscle spasms and eye twitches, low levels of magnesium could be to blame. Magnesium is thought to be a mineral primarily for your heart and

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As Temperatures Rise, So Should Your Water Consumption

I had the opportunity to attend a country music festival this past weekend in Ohio and had a blast. I knew going into both days that it would be hot and the seats were directly in the sun for about an hour so I pre-hydrated! As I watched many of the festival-goers down beer after

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