Health

HEALTH-Salt

Sodium on the loose

Dr. George I. Traitses What’s wrong with a little sodium? Nothing; in fact, sodium is an essential nutrient that regulates blood pressure, blood volume, osmotic equilibrium and pH. If your body gets less than 500 mg of sodium daily, you could be in trouble; on the other hand, far too many people exceed that minimum 

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Music: A positive way to impact learning and social behavior in kids

By Dr. George I. Traitses Children love music; just do a keyword search of children and dancing on YouTube and you’ll find a lot of smiling faces. But beyond enjoyment, music also positively impacts learning and social behavior in children, according to the International Journal of Music Education. The recent study indicates that language development, 

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Don’t let back pain knock you down

Dr. George I. Traitses Have you missed work due to back pain? You’re not alone, according to the American Chiropractic Association; back pain is one of the most common reasons for missed days of work. However, several studies suggest vitamin D can help combat the pain. One such study, published in the journal Pain Treatment 

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How to select athletic shoes

strong>By Dr. George I. Traitses Too many people choose fashion over function when purchasing athletic shoes, not realizing that poor-fitting shoes can lead to pain throughout the body. Because footwear plays such an important role in the function of bones and joints­especially for runners and other athletes­choosing the right shoe can help prevent pain in 

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Travel aches and strains can be a pain in your back

By Dr. George I. Traitses Traveling and it’s associated challenges can be rough on the body. Whether you are traveling alone on business or on your way to a sunny resort with your family, long hours in a car or an airplane can leave you stressed, tired, stiff and sore. “Prolonged sitting can wreak havoc 

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HEALTH-FASHION

Today’s fashion can be tomorrow’s pain

By Dr. George I. Traitses Looking your best might not always be the best thing for you. Today’s society is extremely fashion and style conscious. Unfortunately, clothing designers and stylists aim to please by creating unique looks that might not always be practical or even comfortable. The look of the season shows runway models in 

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Millennials excel at many things… except this – PsychTests

Study reveals what Gen Y’ers can learn from Boomers Research by PsychTests.com indicates that while Millennials possess unique skills and traits that differentiate them from older generations, they still struggle to deal with one factor: stress. MONTREAL–They’re tech-savvy, open-minded, and achievement-oriented, but if there is one thing that Millennials can learn from older generations, it’s 

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Stronger regulation of E-Cigarettes needed — WHO

Dr. George I. Traitses Ban e-cigarette use in public and outlaw advertising that targets the young, urges the World Health Organization (WHO) in a report released this week. The group, which is part of the United Nations, also “expressed ‘grave concern’ about the growing role of the powerful tobacco industry in the e-cigarette market, warning 

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Just try walking

WHICH, in turn, will cause you to carry your weight improperly. Don’t carry weights or dumbbells while walking. They’re better used as a separate part of your exercise regimen. Expect a little soreness in the thighs and calves for the first week or two. If you experience more than soreness, check with your doctor of 

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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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