Fish Versus Fish Oil Supplements: A Nutritional Perspective

Omega-3 fatty acids have been shown to aid in everything from relieving arthritis pain and strengthening DNA to promoting heart health and protecting brain function. Among all the health benefits of omega-3s is their ability to reduce inflammation in the body. Lower inflammation in your body’s tissues means less pain for you! While you can get omega-3s in many foods,…

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What Patients and Doctors Think About Each Other and How this Affects Healthcare

One of the most essential components of successful health care is the doctor-patient relationship. This relationship, which places demands on both physician and patient, is the cornerstone of contemporary medical ethics and is considered essential to the delivery of high-quality health care. Medical schools and chiropractic colleges provide entire courses to their students on how to maintain a professional rapport…

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Wellness Programs in the Workplace – News and Trends

In the United States, the average employed adult spends 8.7 hours at work or in work-related activities. This does not leave a lot of time free for home life, leisure activities, and taking care of one’s health. The result has too often been high levels of absenteeism and lost productivity due to illness as well as growing healthcare costs. In…

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Who is Most at Risk for Whiplash Injuries?

Whiplash is a type of injury that occurs when the neck is forcefully moved back and forth. It is most commonly a result of rear-end auto accidents, and it causes a number of painful symptoms, including headaches as well as discomfort and stiffness in the neck. While whiplash injuries can happen to anyone, some people are more at risk than…

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What Are “Extremity Adjustments” and How Can They Help?

Many people think chiropractic care is all about the spine, and it is true that spinal adjustments are a central component of what chiropractors do. However, the chiropractic approach can also be used to treat problems with other parts of the body, in particular, with the joints. In the simplest terms, joints are the places where your bones meet, such…

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No Fitness Equipment? No Problem. 10 Bodyweight Exercises You Can Do Anywhere

You don’t need a gym membership or a garage full of equipment to get in shape. You can build a strength training routine around these ten bodyweight exercises no matter where you are. 10 Bodyweight Exercises You Can Do Anywhere The Pushup: An effective whole-body work out, a proper pushup requires you to keep your back straight and your elbows…

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Inside the Great “Calories-In” Debate

It is no secret that the prevalence of obesity in America has increased dramatically over the last few decades. Since 1980, the obesity rate in American adults has doubled from 15% to 30%. The reason behind this upswing might seem obvious at first: people are simply eating too much food. Recent research, however, suggests that caloric intake might not have…

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How to Reduce the Risk of Snow Shoveling Injuries

When the snow starts to fly, your trusty shovel is often the only thing between you and a day spent snowed in. If used improperly, however, that same shovel could leave you with a painful (and maybe even debilitating) injury. Statistics from emergency room and primary care visits provide plenty of evidence that it happens to lots of people every…

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Why Preventive Care Makes Sense

An ounce of prevention is probably worth a lot more than a pound of cure when it comes to our own health and the health of our families. Fortunately, the core concepts of prevention aren’t difficult to grasp and can be incorporated into many areas of your life simply by being more thoughtful and disciplined about your environment and lifestyle….

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Aging and Posture

As with changes in skin and hair, changes in posture are common with aging. Your bones give your body structure and support, joints attach your bones and allow movement and muscles give you the strength to move your body. Your brain coordinates these and many other body parts that are affected by aging. Over time, older adults might notice changes…

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Kids and Weight Training: How Young is Too Young?

Weight training has a number of benefits for adults, including increased bone density, muscle strength, and physical work capacity, but can it have the same benefits for kids? Most health and fitness experts say “Absolutely, yes!” However, there are a few important caveats. Strength training for kids can be very beneficial, but certain limitations should be kept in mind. Weight…

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Occupational Hazard – Whole Body Vibration and Risks to Your Musculoskeletal Health

Chronic pain is the leading cause of disability worldwide. Not only does this pain create untold suffering for millions of people, but its treatment also costs individuals and employers billions of dollars every year. Given these stakes, it’s not surprising that teams at the world’s leading medical institutions are trying to understand the reasons for chronic pain and what can…

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