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"Tech Neck": The Fix Is in the Foundation

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Freeze. Don't move a muscle. As you read these words, notice the placement of your head – are you leaning into the page or the screen? What about your shoulders – are you hunched over a magazine or electronic device? Do a quick self-assessment: How does your current posture compare with ideal posture? If you're like most people, you tilt your head when...

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Why We Need B Vitamins More Than Ever

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The B vitamins are a class of eight water-soluble vitamins intimately involved in cell metabolic activity, and evidence points to the need for adequate B-vitamin intake now, more than ever. Why? Blame our environmental woes, suggests a recent study. Researchers exposed volunteers to clean air and then heavily polluted air known to contain particulate...

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Rehab That Knee the Right Way

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An injury to the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) of the knee, particularly one that requires surgery, can sideline even the most dedicated athlete for months, if not longer. Fortunately, the rehab process can usually start immediately after surgery and involves exercises you can learn from your doctor and then perform at home, subject to their...

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High-Risk Moments for Your Low Back

How to Avoid Injury and Pain

Back pain - Copyright – Stock Photo / Register Mark By Marc Heller, DC

What are the high-risk times and events for your lower back? Why can you get into more trouble doing something as simple as picking up a loaf of bread from the trunk of the car, rather than doing something more challenging? What simple steps can you take to avoid injury and pain? Let's get the answers to these questions and more.

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Exercise for Cancer Fatigue

Cancer is challenging enough without having to deal with the fatigue associated with the disease and/or the treatment. Unfortunately, that's often the reality, as stress, chemotherapy and the cancer itself can all exert a heavy toll. But help may be on the way, and it's a more effective, safer option than medication, according to research.

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A Diet to Prevent Breast Cancer

We've talked before about the potential benefits of the Mediterranean diet for cardiovascular, bone and brain health. Now, research points to the diet's value in reducing the risk of developing estrogen-receptor-negative breast cancer, a variant of the disease that strikes postmenopausal women and often has a poor prognosis.

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