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Don’t Fall Into Fall

In case you haven’t noticed, the days are getting shorter and the temperatures are dropping. You might not have considered this, but fall brings more than cooler temperatures. We actually see an increase in falls in the fall, especially among older adults. According to the National Council on Aging (NCOA), falls are the leading cause

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Don’t Let Shorter Days Interfere with Exercise

You’ve all probably noticed how it is getting darker earlier these days. It will get dark much earlier when Daylight Savings Time ends on Nov. 5, and we turn our clocks back an hour. It’s nice to get that extra hour of sleep, but it’s not so easy to keep up an exercise routine when

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How Chronic Pain Can Affect the Brain

We’ve all experienced physical pain of some sort. Whether you’ve had a broken arm, experienced toothaches or seven suffered a papercut, you’ve experienced pain. Now, imagine you suffer with that pain every day. People who are in chronic pain experience this. Chronic pain associated with such conditions as arthritis, back pain or recurring migraines, can

Turn off Electronics Well Before Bedtime

We all spend hours upon hours each day looking at our phones, tablets, computers and televisions. Some of the hours are the ones leading up to bedtime, when we need to check our emails just one last time, or have to watch the end of the game on TV. However, research shows that being exposed

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Pain is our Friend

Pain’s job is to alert us when something is not right. Just as you trust your closest friends to tell you when something is amiss (maybe you have a piece of spinach in your teeth or you have a brake light out on your car), pain is that trusted friend to let us know that

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Naps Are Not Just for Kids

More than 30 years ago, Robert Fulghum wrote a book entitled All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten. I’m not sure if this is in the book or not, but one thing that you learned in kindergarten remains useful throughout your life. Taking a nap in kindergarten, not sure if they even

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Help Prevent Falls with Steady Balance

Balance and mobility are based on a certain degree of strength in both the upper and lower body. Difficulty in getting up, or pushing upward with your arms, from a chair or sofa might be an indication of upper body weakness. Lower-body weakness or unsteadiness is a warning sign for potential falls and decreased mobility.

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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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