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Looking for Headache Relief? Combining Chiropractic Care with Acupuncture May Help!

If you suffer from migraine headaches, you know that they’re not “just headaches”. Migraines can be so painful as to be debilitating, and may include secondary symptoms such as nausea, sensitivity to light and noise, and extreme lethargy. They affect more than 37 million people in the United States. Unfortunately, they’re often difficult to treat and conventional approaches—principally medication—frequently don’t…

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Want to Upgrade Your Running Routine? Try Cross-Country

For many running enthusiasts, it is essential to keep improving the workout technique and to keep things interesting. One way of doing this is it to try out different surfaces such as the treadmill, the street, and the track. However, new information is coming to light about the best way to upgrade your running routine: running cross-country on a trail….

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How Do Chiropractors Measure Range of Motion?

Limited range of motion is usually caused by an injury in a specific joint or by a chronic condition such as osteoarthritis, and is often accompanied by stiffness, pain, and swelling. At some point, limited range of motion can interfere with a patient’s ability to perform day-to-day activities. When this happens, range of motion testing becomes a very important diagnostic…

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To Rinse or Not to Rinse Your Food—That Is the Question

With all of the recent concern over food-borne bacteria such as E. coli, many people are wondering what they can do to protect themselves and their families. In particular, they’re wondering whether washing their foods before preparing and eating them really does any good. Interestingly, the answer to this seemingly simple question is both “Yes” and “No” depending on the…

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What Is Immunotherapy and How Can It Help with Food Allergies?

Food allergies affect over 15 million Americans, including 1 in every 13 children under the age of 18. The symptoms of these allergic reactions can range from minor (e.g., itching, swelling of the lips, intestinal cramps, diarrhea, and vomiting) to major or even life-threatening (e.g., development of hives and rashes, tightening of the throat to the point of being unable…

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Want More Brain Power? Then Get Your Exercise!

If you’re interested in becoming smarter, you don’t really have to invest in the many vitamins, herbs, and “cognitive training” software programs and seminars you see advertised on TV or on the Internet. All you have to do is go for a long walk three times a week. That’s the message of a research study published recently in the journal…

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Concussions and Academic Performance: Introducing the BrainSTEPS Protocol

A concussion can be either a mild injury or one with long-standing consequences. Sometimes the symptoms go away quickly, sometimes they return, and sometimes they linger for years or even get worse. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) defines a concussion as “a type of traumatic brain injury, or TBI, caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to…

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What Is an Elimination Diet and When Does This Approach Make Sense?

An “elimination diet” is a methodical process for identifying specific types of food and drink that may be causing negative health effects. Although the popular media often uses this term interchangeably with other phrases like “detox” or “cleansing,” these are actually very different ideas.  The goal of “detoxing” is to cleanse the system to remove supposed impurities, while the goal…

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Unintended Consequences: Marijuana Use Tied to Changes in the Brain

Over the past few decades, growing numbers of people in the U.S. have come to think about marijuana as harmless. Others have even embraced it as beneficial under certain circumstances, pointing to its purported medical value. So it’s not too surprising that long-running legalization efforts in some states have recently led to marijuana’s decriminalization and increased availability.  However, a study…

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Chiropractic Expertise Helps Reduce Golf Injuries and Improve Player Performance

Can chiropractic care improve your golf game? As a golfer, you may have pondered this very question—and now you’re in luck. A recent Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) study showed that a combination of chiropractic care and stretching enables golfers to increase their drive distance by nearly 10%. PGA golfers such as Tiger Woods and Padraig Harrington certainly believe this to…

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Spotlight on Drug Interactions: What You should Know

Medications—prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal/nutritional­—are used every day by millions of Americans to treat illnesses and to help them stay healthy.  There is no question that these medications have improved our lives: Just try to imagine a world without antibiotics or without the tens of thousands of other medications that we rely on to save lives and prevent serious diseases. At…

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The Latest on High-Protein Diets

Fans of the Atkins Diet®, the Paleo Diet™, and the Dukan Diet®—all of which revolve around eating large amounts of protein to lose or maintain weight—might be well-advised to reconsider their eating habits. While these diets have been found to be effective at helping people lose weight and normalize their blood-glucose levels when practiced for short periods of time, two…

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