5 Common causes of neck pain

By Dr. George I. Traitses Neck pain can be acute (short term) or chronic (recurring or persisting for months and even years), but regardless, when you’re in pain, relief is the first thing on your mind. Just as important as relief, of course, is finding the cause and ensuring you avoid the behavior / action 

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De-stress at your desk

By Dr. George I. Traitses The phone is ringing nonstop. E-mails are pouring in. The boss just dumped a 50-page report on your desk that needs to be proofed by the end of the day. And it’s only Monday. You can feel your shoulders starting to tighten and your jaw beginning to clench. You need 

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5 smart substitutions when eating Out

By Dr. George I. Traitses There’s nothing wrong with the occasional treat-yourself trip to a fast-food or sit-down restaurant, but Americans are eating out at an ever-increasing (sometimes daily) rate, and usually paying the health consequences. It’s tough enough finding healthy food when grocery shopping these days, but put your trust in the hands of 

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Avoid pain from backpack use

By Dr. George Traitses Back pain is pervasive among Canadian adults, but a new and disturbing trend is emerging. Young children are suffering from back pain much earlier than previous generations, and the use of overweight backpacks is a contributing factor, according to Ontario Chiropractic Association. In fact, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission reports 

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How to live to 100+

50-year long study of Swedish men reveals specific factors that associate with extended longevity. By Dr. George I. Traitses For 50 years, Swedish researchers have followed the health of 855 Gothenburg men born in 1913. The first surveys were conducted in 1963, and now that the study is ending –232 of the subjects reached 80 

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Pack it light, wear it right

Dr. George I. Traitses Kids and backpacks just seem to go together. Whether sending them off to summer camp, to a sporting event or for a sleepover with a friend, chances are they will be taking a backpack. Since carrying a heavy load unevenly or improperly can result in poor posture, muscle strain, headaches, neck 

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Simple strength test may predict heart attack, stroke

Dr. George Traitses Large-scale study reports that weak grip strength is linked with shorter survival and a greater risk of cardiovascular incidents. Previous studies have suggested that reduced muscular strength, as can be measured by hand-grip strength, maybe linked to early death, disability, and illness.  In a recent study, investigators analyzed data collected on 139,691 

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Calm down your kids, keep away the soda

Dr. George I. Traitses What does soda have to do with your child’s aggressive behavior? Quite a lot, according to a new study. Researchers recently found that children who consumed soda tended to measure higher on scales that measure aggressive behavior than kids who do not drink soda. The study published by The Journal of 

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A 2-minute anti-aging activity

Dr. George traitses Add 2 minutes of walking each hour to your routine, to offset the health hazards of sitting for extended periods of time. Amassing published studies show that sitting for extended periods of time each day leads to increased risk for early death, as well as heart disease, diabetes and other health conditions. 

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Antibiotics: Not as safe as you think

By Dr. George I. Traitses Antibiotics have been credited with saving thousands of lives, these days antibiotics are also in the news for not being as effective. According to the Centers for Disease Control, up to two million Americans fall ill from antibiotic-resistant bacteria every year and that at least 23,000 die from those infections. 

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