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Three reasons to limit TV time

By Dr. George I. Traitses Say what? You’re suggesting I back away from the boob tube and finding something else to do with my valuable time? These days, that’s an increasingly difficult mandate considering how many Americans have immediate access to a seemingly endless array of reality shows, video games, music, movies and essentially anything 

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You are what you drink

By Dr. George I. Traitses Not all calories are the same, especially when it comes to the calories you drink. Most people tend to revolve their diet plans around the foods they consume, often forgetting that what they drink on a daily basis is just as important. Countless drinks on the market tend to be 

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Health benefits from lemon peels

Dr. George I. Traitses Lemons peels have an enormous amount of health benefits, including the ability to boost your immune system; lower cholesterol and, even, help to prevent cancer. Often overlooked, lemon peels offer anti-microbial protection against bacterial (and fungal) infections – helping the body to eliminate internal parasites and worms. Scientists reveal that phytonutrients, 

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Keep your brain young into your golden years

By Dr. George I. Traitses The aging process is different for everyone; however, the changes are often similar – aches and pains become more prevalent, range of motion isn’t quite what it used to be, and maybe you have noticed changes with your memory as well. According to Statistics Canada as many as 430,000 Canadians 

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Stroke: Know what to do

By Dr. George I. Traitses What Is Stroke? Stroke is caused by a lack of blood supply to a portion of the brain, which causes that portion to die within just a few minutes. This lack of blood supply, also known as ischemia, results in long-term neurological effects because the cells in the brain do 

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Spring forward into Spring cleaning

By Dr. George I. Traitses With May comes the start of spring…and spring cleaning. Household chores can come with unwanted pain if not done carefully. Bending and/or twisting at the waist is a common cause for upper and lower back pain. From washing dishes, to vacuuming, you’d be surprised to know that having a proper 

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Prepare for garden-variety exercise

By Dr. George I. Traitses Now that spring is finally here, you’re no doubt going to spend time planting bulbs, mowing the lawn and pulling weeds. Yard work can provide a great workout, but with all the bending, twisting, reaching and pulling, your body may not be ready for exercise of the garden variety. Try 

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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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