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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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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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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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