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What Your Spine Says About Your Health

You may have heard the saying, "the eyes are the window to the soul." There is another saying in the world of chiropractic, "your spine is the window to your health." How can the condition of your spine divulge so much information about overall health? Your spine is the central support column of your body and its primary role is to protect your spinal...

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Healthy Aging: A Question of Calories?

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Calorie restriction can be an important component of a sensible weight-loss program, particularly if caloric binging has been a staple of your weight gain. But that's not the only benefit of cutting down on the calories, suggests research that examined data gathered as part of the National Institute on Aging's CALERIE (Comprehensive Assessment of...

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Codeine - Not for Kids, Says FDA

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When it comes to testing the effectiveness or safety of medications, kids are essentially left out in the cold. After all, how many parents want their child to be the test subject? The unfortunate result: We tend to find out whether children's medications work or are safe with real-world experience and by applying adult experiences to child guidelines...

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Dealing With Symptoms of Menopause: Think Natural

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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 shown in recent research to...

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Need an Energy Boost? Say No to Caffeine, Yes to Exercise

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 less expensive – and more effective – option: exercise. And as...

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The Adult Consequences of Childhood Heart Risks

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, and the consequences in adulthood may be...

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