Breast-feeding: Good for the heart

By Editorial Staff The benefits of breast-feeding continue to be revealed, with the latest study associating breast-feeding with better maternal cardiovascular health in later age. In the study, published in Obstetrics & Gynecology, researchers recorded cardiovascular risk factors in 846 women, then measured the thickness of their carotid arteries 20 years later via ultrasound to 

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Red meat bad, white meat good?

By Editorial Staff Are you a meat eater, a vegetarian, vegan or somewhere in between? If you like your meat (particularly red meat), it’s not necessarily a bad thing, as long as you follow some basic guidelines in terms of limiting your consumption. That’s because research continues to show that red meat, often high in 

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Office Ergonomics

Over 80% of the working population will experience low back pain at least once in their lifetime. Many people sit all day at work, often with poor posture, and this can increase the risk of developing low back pain. Sitting down for long periods of time, repetitive movements and awkward work positions may lead to 

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5 Common causes of neck pain (and how Chiropractic can help)

By Editorial Staff 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 that brought 

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The key to healthy aging?

By Editorial Staff, To Your Health Interested in maintaining flexible, high-functioning blood vessels for a lifetime? OK, so first you probably need to know why that’s important. Blood vessel integrity / health is important because as we age, our blood vessels generally get stiffer and lose elasticity. When that happens, they are less capable of 

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OMG! Too much social networking and texting could be dangerous

By Editorial Staff, To Your Health A startling new study suggests a disturbing association between excessive social networking and texting by teenagers and participation in a wide range of poor health behaviors including cigarette, alcohol and drug use, increased sexual activity and violence. The study defined “hypernetworking” as spending three-plus hours per school day on 

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The power of childhood routines

By Editorial Staff, To Your Health You may be able to get away with inconsistent sleep and meal routines / times on a regular basis as an adult – although eventually, it will catch up with you, too … for some sooner than others. But for young children, consistency and structure are even more important, 

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Need an Energy Boost? Say no to caffeine, yes to exercise

By Dr. George I. Traitses How many of us can honestly say we don’t need a little energy boost now and then? In fact, for many people, that boost is needed throughout the day, every day. The solution is often caffeinated beverages such as energy drinks and coffee, but there’s a safer, simpler, healthier definitely 

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Dealing with symptoms of menopause? Think naturally

By Dr. George I. Traitses Menopause is a natural biological process, but that doesn’t mean women have to endure the distressing emotional and physiological symptoms if they can help it. Hormone replacement therapy is the common prescription, but what about a natural option without the potential side effects associated with HRT? Enter fennel, an herb 

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The adult consequences of childhood heart risks

By Dr. George I. Traitses High blood pressure, high cholesterol levels and smoking – three heart risk factors we can often modify by behavior changes such as better diet, stress reduction, regular exercise and smoking avoidance / cessation. That’s the good news; the bad news is that these risk factors can be present in children, 

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