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Chiropractic approach to ear infections

Dr. George I. Traitses Ear problems can be excruciatingly painful, especially in children. With 10 million new cases every year, ear infections (otitis media) are the most common illness affecting babies and young children and the number one reason for visits to the pediatrician­accounting for more than 35 percent of all pediatric visits. Almost half 

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Improve your spinal cord

By Dr. George I. Traitses Are you hunching your shoulders, scrunching your neck and holding your arms tightly as you brace against the cold? Encourage yourself to use the Straighten Up Canada app to ease that shoulder and neck tension. How many hours a day do you spend sitting? Reading, using computers, driving, watching TV 

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What’s causing your cough?

By Dr. George I. Traitses Any parent will tell you that it’s the worst feeling in the world when your child is sick – and you don’t know what’s wrong. Uncertainty and speculation can make for some sleepless nights, even when it’s something seemingly as harmless as a cough. That’s because a cough, while common, 

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Safety tips for shoveling snow

By Dr. George I. Traitses A 2011 study published in the Clinical Research in Cardiology revealed that shoveling snow actually does increase the risk of a having a heart attack. The study looked at 500 people and found that 7% started experiencing symptoms of heart problems while shoveling snow. The cardiologists conducting the Canadian study 

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Why Canada does so poorly on children’s health rankings

By Nicole Letourneau CALGARY– Something is amiss in Canada. A 2014 UNICEF report compared the health and development of children in Canada with 28 other wealthy nations. In spite of being a G8 country, Canada’s children rank number 17th, a status that has not budged in the last 10 years. When measuring the quality of 

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How to avoid seasonal depression

Keep Happy in the Winter: By Dr. George I. Traitses Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is when people experience symptoms of depression during the Fall and Winter months (winter depression) or Spring and summer months (summer depression). It is thought to occur due to the changes in duration of sunlight which then affects our circadian rhythm, 

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Harnessing Stress

By Dr. George I. Traitses Stress has become a fact of life, and for some, the daily norm. Although occasional stress can help improve our focus and performance, living with chronic stress can backfire by causing anxiety, depression, and serious health problems. Understanding who we are, knowing our major struggles, putting them in perspective, and 

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A stiff neck and nagging neck pain

Daily tasks and a stiff neck just don’t go hand in hand. You don’t need to live with the pain; consult a health professional early on to get help. Nothing is more unpleasant than waking up with a stiff neck following a night’s sleep. Neck pain arises without warning and can transform your day into 

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What’s behind door number 1?

By Dr. George I. Traitses Less germs, apparently, at least when it comes to public bathroom stalls. Men’s Health reports that researchers looked at 51 public restrooms and found that the first stall (the one closest to the entrance) consistently had the least bacteria (and the most TP!)  The phenomena may result from folks usually 

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Curcumin natural depression treatment

By Dr. George I. Traitses Phytotherapy Research published an interesting study recently on curcumin, the main polyphenol in the spice turmeric: it shows that it is at least as effective in treating depression as fluoxetine (Prozac) without dangerous side effects. Conducted by researchers in India, the group assessed people who took curcumin and Prozac capsules; 

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