Never Move Too Far From Your Chiropractor

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Your spine is designed to handle a great deal of life's daily stresses, but over time, it all adds up. As we age, the discs that cushion the spinal vertebrae begin to shrink and wear down; while the spinal column can narrow, pinching the spinal cord and spinal nerves. The result in many cases: pain, stiffness, and a decline in overall function and mobility.

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4 Ways to Keep Your Holidays Sane

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As we've discussed several times already this year (and on an annual basis), the holidays bring not only the joy of the season, but unfortunately, their fair share of stress as well. Running through malls, organizing events, wrapping up end-of-year work details, and myriad other activities specific to the holiday season can take their toll on even the...

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How Much Vitamin D?

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Vitamin D deficiency officially emerged as an important risk factor for chronic disease in the early 2000s. This finding was a product of scientific research, rather than a consensus statement from a health policy group or government organization. It was not until around 2010 that the Institute of Medicine (IOM) of the National Academies of Sciences,...

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Is Eating at Night Bad for Your Heart?

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Can't seem to stop yourself from nightly trips to the fridge and/or pantry? It's not just your waistline and sleep routine that you're putting at risk. Eating more calories in the evening is associated with poorer cardiovascular health, according to new research involving more than 100 women.

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Infants and Antibiotics: Why It's a Bad Combination

Does your infant need antibiotics? You'd better ask your doctor if they're absolutely necessary and if nondrug options are available before accepting that prescription. Here's why: Antibiotic use within the first six months of life may negatively impact neurodevelopment. According to research published in Psychopharmacology, infants with any antibiotic...

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The Expert on Self-Care: Your Doctor of Chiropractic

A national survey released earlier this year compared medical physicians' opinions on self-care with those of patients. Needless to say, patients want more than MDs are providing. Conducted by The Harris Poll on behalf of the Samueli Integrative Health Programs, the survey revealed that while 72 percent of patients are interested in discussing self-care...

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