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Savor Spring Vegetables

Posted on Apr 5, 2020

If you’re like most people, you don’t eat too many vegetables in your diet. You’re probably used to things like carrots and celery, but what about other vegetables you might try and incorporate into your daily diet? What about savoring spring vegetables this year? What are some of the veggies worth a try? Artichokes are good for you. They have a lot of fiber, as well as potassium, calcium, iron, phosphorus and other minerals. If...

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Chiropractic Care For Scoliosis

Posted on Feb 23, 2020

Oftentimes, a school nurse will take a day or two to examine all the kids in his or her school for scoliosis. The screening for scoliosis in most schools involves having a child perform the Adam’s Forward Bend Test to look for unevenness or abnormalities in the shoulders, rib cage or back. Some school nurses might use a device called the scoliometer or take an X-ray. The problem with school screenings, though, is that the nurse has...

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Okay, you were in a car crash. But you walked away from it feeling okay. Maybe you were a little stunned and “shaken up,” but for the most part you didn’t feel “in pain…” But then, three months later, one morning you wake up and try to get out of bed but you can barely walk! There are often hidden injuries from automobile collisions. And they might not show up until weeks or months after the crash! Take, for example, Joe Smith. He was...

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It is better to give than to receive is an old adage that rings true. People feel good when they give to others, whether it’s their time, talent or treasure. For instance, when a person with money can help make it possible for a poor person to eat a meal, they feel good inside. Spreading love and kindness is good for a person’s health! This Valentine’s Day, what can you do for someone else? How can you help? Serving others is a great...

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Today’s kids are getting bigger, and is it any wonder? Walk into most grocery stores and notice what they’re selling in large quantities: potato chips, soda pop, chocolates, and all sorts of processed foods. If your family doesn’t watch what it eats, it can be very easy to take in more calories than you need, leading to chubby kids, chubby parents, etc. So how can parents today help fight childhood obesity? The answer is simple: real...

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Posture Perfect Pain Prevention

Posted on Jan 26, 2020

When you’re sitting at the computer at a desk, where do your feet go? Are you crossing your legs? Are you slouching in the chair? How far away is the monitor from your eyes? Do you find yourself bringing your head (and neck/chin) forward and down to be closer to the keyboard while typing? How is your posture when sitting? How’s it when standing? A lot of people have jobs that involve sitting or standing for long periods of time,...

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