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7 Signs and Symptoms: Opioid Prescription Is Leading to Danger

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When a physician prescribes an opioid – such as such as oxycodone (Oxycontin, Roxicodone) and those containing hydrocodone (Vicodin, Lortab, Norco) – to help you or a loved one to manage nagging back pain, the last thing on your mind is that the drug is addictive and may lead to dependency, drug abuse, or even death.

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Your Waist May Make the Difference

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If you're obsessed with body-mass index and worry being above what's considered "normal" for your height / weight will increase your health risks, you may want to focus on another variable that's proving to be even more significant: waist circumference (WC). While BMI can be skewed by muscle mass, among other things, waist circumference is an indication...

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Have a Heart: 5 Factors That Reduce Heart Attack Risk

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Chest pain, shortness of breath and lightheadedness are three common symptoms of myocardial infarction. Too many families, friends and loved ones have faced a sudden, often-unexpected loss because someone they knew suffered an MI – otherwise known as a heart attack. While they can't always be prevented, the good news is researchers have identified five...

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Neck Pain: Think Chiropractic

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Neck pain is no laughing matter; depending on the severity, it can ruin your day, week or even longer. But before you turn to the medicine cabinet for your favorite pain reliever, why not consider a more permanent option that doesn't just take away the symptoms of the problem, but actually addresses the root cause of the pain? That's where chiropractic...

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Cancer Prevention: Watch Your Weight

According to the American Cancer Society, "Excess body weight contributes to as many as 1 out of 5 of all cancer-related deaths" and being overweight or obese is "clearly linked" to an increased risk of cancers including breast (in women past menopause), colon and rectum, endometrial, esophageal, kidney and pancreatic. The ACS also states that other...

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Stay Balanced With Exercise

Balance is a major issue throughout life, but particularly with age. As we get older, lack of balance increases fall risk, which can prove debilitating and even fatal. Fortunately, optimizing balance is easy, even for seniors. Check out these simple exercises courtesy of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) that are great for people of all ages:

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