HEALTH-Expecting moms: Beware of Acetaminophen

Go Drug-free By Dr. George I. Traitses Conventional wisdom tells women that for fevers and pain relief during pregnancy, acetaminophen is their best bet. But JAMA Pediatrics, the highly-respected pediatric journal, recently published a study showing a possible link between acetaminophen and extreme attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children. Study authors admit more research 

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HEALTH-Big beauty trend comes with risk

By Dr. George I. Traitses The latest manicure trend is long-lasting gel nail polish, which stays on hands for 2-3 weeks longer than what has been the “industry standard” polish. Yet while many women may hail it as the answer to their nail-maintenance woes, the gel treatment is not risk free. The ultraviolet light technicians 

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HEALTH: Just start walking

Dr. George I. Traitses Walking – it’s the simplest thing you can do to give yourself a workout. Keep in mind that moving is improving.  Even 15 minutes a day can start you on the way to an activity habit. Walking is the easiest choice when the weather is agreeable, but don’t let a little 

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HEALTH: Top 5 tips for selecting an office chair

Dr. George I. Traitses When shopping for the best ergonomic office chair, getting a chair that fits your unique needs should be the top priority. Not every chair labeled “ergonomic” has all the adjustment features necessary to truly be ergonomic. Here are the top 5 things you need to consider to help you make a 

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HEALTH: The function of a running shoe

By George I. Traitses The function of a running shoe is to protect the foot from the stress of running, while permitting you to achieve your maximum potential. Selecting the right shoe for your foot can be confusing without the proper knowledge. People with low arches, called pronators, will need a shoe that provides stability. 

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Don’t take arthritis lying down

By Dr. George I. Traitses The term “arthritis” means “joint inflammation” and is often used in reference to rheumatic diseases. Rheumatic diseases include more than 100 conditions. Years ago, doctors hardly ever told rheumatoid arthritis patients to “go take a hike” or “go for a swim.” Arthritis was considered an inherent part of the aging 

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Get in the game without the pain

By Dr. George I. Traitses One key to success on the golf course can’t be found at the pro shop. It’s the physical condition of the golfer. Pain shouldn’t be par for the course. Stay in the game by protecting your back. When you consider the spinal rotation that goes into a golf swing and 

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Could texting kill you?

By George I. Traitness It’s been well-documented that texting while driving is dangerous, even potentially deadly.  But a new study by the U.K. United Chiropractic Association (UCA) says that habitual Smartphone or tablet users may be more susceptible to breathing problems, leading to cardiovascular disease later in life and therefore a higher risk of death. 

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Achieve a balance by focusing on quality not quantity

I was invited to speak at a local elementary school during their Parent Engagement Night. The topics covered were student health, mental, emotional and physical.  Along with the Public Health Nurse, I was one of the speakers and as a Nutritionist, I concentrated on the nutrition aspect of the student’s physical health. I discussed how 

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Fit Tips

By Dr. George I. Traitses Being active can help you maintain a healthy weight, reduce blood pressure, build strong bones, relieve stress, and maintain flexibility and good posture. Recreational sport is a great way to enjoy the many benefits of physical activity whether you pick up a hockey stick, golf club, racquet, or paddle, get 

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