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Backpack 101

By Dr. George I. Traitses Kids think it’s “cool” to strap on their backpacks and head out to school. But if they don’t know how to choose, load, lift and wear a pack properly – these all-important accessories can be a pain in the back. Teaching children the importance of properly using their backpacks is 

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Pack it light, wear it right

By Dr. George I. Traitses Kids and backpacks just seem to go together. Whether you are heading out on holiday with the kids or sending them off to school, chances are they’ll be packing a backpack. You have your own load too, whether it’s a fashionable new purse or a suitcase packed to bursting.  Knowing 

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‘No junk food, only a junk diet’

By Nickky Faustine P. de Guzman “THERE’S no junk food, only a junk diet,” said Divorah V. Aguila, Food and Nutrition Research Institute specialist and senior science research, at a media round-table discussion on June 28 about the Filipino diet. She said even “junk food” like chips and chocolates have calories, which the body needs. 

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7 Camping tips that will save your back

Summer weather is here! This means there are more opportunities to go outdoors and have fun. One activity that many of us look forward to in the summer months is camping. The fresh air, a well-lit campfire and a dip in the lake are difficult to resist. But preparing for camping is just as important 

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Pain is a roadblock to your vacation

For many families, a road trip is an essential part of any summer vacation. Unfortunately, muscle and joint pain doesn’t take days off, quickly turning this joyful time into a painful one. Whether you’re lifting heavy luggage or simply sitting in the car for extended periods of time, it’s very common to experience back, neck, 

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Behind the wheel: Posture check!


We discussed the stresses that driving can place on the musculoskeletal system. In fact, studies have been conducted, particularly with bus and truck drivers, that show a higher risk of developing MSK conditions associated with these occupations. Vehicle vibrations, bumpy roads and sitting in a constrained position with improper lumbar support may contribute to neck, 

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How to lift your luggage

In the flurry of packing for a vacation or business trip, it’s easy to get carried away and pack every­thing but the kitchen sink into your suitcase and carry-on. But over-packed luggage and improper lifting and carrying techniques are common causes of injury to the back, neck and shoulders. The good news is many of 

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Losing ZZZs? Melatonin could be what you need

By Editorial Staff ToYourHealth.com We all know the feeling of being a little tired; maybe you had to work late to meet a deadline, or perhaps you stayed up with your sick child. These are situations we all encounter at some point, but dealing with insomnia is a different beast. Insomnia entails lying awake, looking 

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Even thirdhand smoke is dangerous

By Editorial Staff ToYourHealth.com As if the documented dangers of primary and secondhand smoke aren’t enough to sway people from the habit, now comes research suggesting that even thirdhand smoke – defined by the Mayo Clinic as “residual nicotine and other chemicals left on a variety of indoor surfaces by tobacco smoke” can be harmful. 

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Don’t reach the 14-day mark

By Editorial Staff Everyone could use a little R&R now and then, but according to research, that rest and relaxation should still include some activity or you could suffer health consequences in as few as 14 days. A study of young, healthy adults (average age: 25 years and averaging 10,000 steps worth of physical activity 

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