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3 Ways to Fight Neck Pain at Work

Our sedentary lifestyle is difficult on our bodies, and desk jobs are part of the problem. In fact, a recent study revealed that sitting for extended periods of time increases the risk of numerous health conditions. For instance, the chance of being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes is 90% higher for those who sit eight […]

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What You Should Do After A Car Accident

When you get into a car accident, it’s not easy to think clearly. In a serious accident, you may literally be in shock and need injury care. Even in a fender-bender, it’s stressful and possible to make a misstep at a time when you really do need to be on-point. What’s most important to remember […]

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How Early in Life Should Autism Be Treated?

When infants show signs of autism, parents can engage them in a simple communicative treatment to improve their grasp of speech and reduce misbehavior, according to a small research project featured in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders in September. Seven boys and girls identified as “high-risk” for the disorder were given the therapy, […]

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Tips for Living with Fibromyalgia Pain

Although functional neurologic treatments can help reduce fibromyalgia pain, many patients benefit from at-home techniques as well. For those interested in DIY tactics, Ohio physiatrist Dr. Mark Pellegrino built a program called fibronomics, which he designed over years of treating thousands of patients with the condition. Pellegrino recently described the four pillars of fibronomics in […]

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How to Manage Your ADHD at Work

As the CEO of the emotional-management company AbilTo, Michael Laskoff has proven himself in his career. He struggles daily with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD) but has insight into conscientiously approaching the workplace. Instead of attempting to get yourself to perform adequately in a position that doesn’t naturally suit you, Laskoff advises determining a job […]

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Get To Know Your Thyroid Gland

Are you experiencing symptoms such as anxiety, chronic pain, an inexplicable rise in weight, frequent colds, and/or skin dryness? It could be your thyroid. In the case of natural health personality Kris Carr, the main symptom she was experiencing was fatigue. After visiting various doctors and extensively researching the topic of low energy in conjunction […]

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How Lack of Sleep Can Impact Performance

Sleep can hurt the quality of your decision-making, worklife, emotional health, and self-protection. If you’re having difficulty with your focus or memory, it may be due to sleep deprivation. Sleeping for under six hours each night damages your mental clarity and emotional balance. Based on recent research, experts agree that not getting enough sleep can […]

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One Cause of Knee Pain is Often Neglected

As the American Academy of Pain Medicine indicates, more Americans suffer from chronic pain than from diabetes, heart disease, and cancer combined: Chronic pain – 100 million people Diabetes – 26 million people Heart disease – 16 million people Stroke – 7 million people Cancer – 12 million people. Knee pain is one of the […]

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3 Yoga Poses for Low Back Pain

A desk job puts an extraordinary amount of stress on the lower back, often resulting in lower back pain, the #1 cause of disability worldwide (Global Burden of Disease, 2010). However, simple changes in our daily lives can have a profound preventive effect on LBP. For example, a 2014 Israeli study showed that lack of […]

Spine Health

8 Tips for a Healthy Spine

The spine allows your brain to interact with every other body part. Because that’s the case, spine health is a particularly important part of wellness. Your brain essentially serves as a telephone dispatch center, constantly receiving and sending signals. Your spinal cord is similar to a telephone line. When the lines are unhindered, the connection […]

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