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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


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


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.

health care versus sick care

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


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


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


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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