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Take the Sting Out of Sciatica

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The sciatic nerve is the longest nerve in the body, beginning in the lower back and extending through the buttocks and down the entire leg. When the nerve is inflamed or compressed, you've got sciatica, characterized by mild to severe pain, burning, tingling, numbness and/or weakness. Your chiropractor knows a great deal about sciatica, particularly...

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Can Saturated Fat Harm Your Lungs?

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When the topic of lung cancer comes up, what comes to mind first? If you're like the overwhelming majority of people, your first thought is smoking causes it. While it's true that smoking is a significant cause of lung cancer, it's not the only cause, and research has identified a source that might surprise you: eating a high-fat (particularly high...

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5 Common Causes of Neck Pain (and How Chiropractic Can Help)

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Neck pain can be acute (short term) or chronic (recurring or persisting for months and even years), but regardless, when you're in pain, relief is the first thing on your mind. Just as important as relief, of course, is finding the cause and ensuring you avoid the behavior / action that brought the pain on in the first place. Here are five common causes...

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Breast Cancer: It's in the Hair

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A startling one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer during their lifetime. That statistic makes finding a cure imperative, but it also means we should continue to investigate ways to prevent the disease from manifesting in the first place – either by pursuing healthy behaviors or avoiding / minimizing behaviors that increase cancer...

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Our Salt Intake Could Kill Us

Well, at least most of us, and the damage it's doing in terms of our heart health is staggering. A recent study suggests that the amount of salt consumed by the average adult American on a daily basis may be sufficient to actually damage the heart muscle and inhibit its ability to pump blood.

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Antidepressants: A Real Downer for Alzheimer Patients?

Evidence suggests antidepressants, while potentially effective in reducing depression symptoms, can also have major side effects – including an increased risk of suicide / suicidal thoughts in younger patients. Now that's not what an antidepressant's supposed to do, is it? Unfortunately, taking an antidepressant if you suffer from Alzheimer's (which...

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