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Back Pain: Bad for Your Mental Health

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If you're not already utilizing chiropractic care to resolve your back pain and reduce the likelihood it will return – not to mention improving your overall health and wellness – that means one of two things: you haven't suffered back pain (yet) or you've decided to temporarily suppress the pain with over-the-counter or prescription medications. The...

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Chiropractic for Kids: Getting the Word Out

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According to a recent survey by the International Chiropractic Pediatrics Association, chiropractic care of children is associated with high levels of patient/parent satisfaction and a near-perfect safety record. So, have you brought your child(ren) to the chiropractor yet?

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Vitamin D Deficiency in Pregnancy Linked to Childhood Autism

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According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, "Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) refers to a group of complex neurodevelopment disorders characterized by repetitive and characteristic patterns of behavior and difficulties with social communication and interaction." As of 2016, one in 68 U.S. children suffer from ASD, per the...

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Get Those Hammies in Shape

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Anyone who's ever suffered a hamstring strain or tear understands the importance of keeping your hamstring muscles – on the back of each leg, running from approximately the buttocks to the knee – strong and flexible. Unfortunately, it's often subject to injury because many people tend to focus on other muscles and take their hamstrings for granted. Big...

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Yoga Helps Lower Blood Pressure

Yoga has been practiced for literally centuries, but it's popularity has increased in recent years with a growing awareness of the physical and mental health benefits of physical activity. One such benefit may be a reduction in blood pressure, suggests current research.

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Keep Your Chin Up

A little optimism can go a long way, whether it's in a job interview, on the playing field or elsewhere. In fact, evidence suggests optimism also may be a powerful health aid, specifically in terms of helping women live longer.

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