Protect Your Neck: Keep Your Head Up

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Neck and shoulder pain are common complaints from patients but the source of the pain at times can be caused by something as small as our cell phones. How could your little cell phone hurt you? It’s all about posture! What do the statistics say? A 2017 study of 500 university students reported that about […]

Help Stop Germs: Use Paper Towels Instead of Air Dryers

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Hand Dryer Safety

Have you ever noticed the bathrooms in our clinic use paper towel dispensers? No, it isn’t because we’ve thrown concern for the environment to the wind – rather it is an effort to keep patients safe. You may have heard that hot air dryers are a common source of bacteria – but why? After all, […]

Olive Oil vs Coconut Oil – Which is Better for You?

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Olive Oil vs Coconut Oil

Hear the word “fat” and most of our reactions are to see this as a negative, something we should avoid in our diets. Not all fats are bad – in fact some healthy fat can be part of a balanced diet. At the center of this conversation is cooking with oils which is among the […]

Arthritis: More than Just Swollen Joints

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You likely are familiar with the joint pain illness that is arthritis – but July’s Juvenile Arthritis month seeks to highlight one of the many aspects of arthritis that may not be prevalent in mainstream knowledge. Though arthritis is commonly thought of as a disease for older adults, juvenile arthritis impacts nearly 300,000 American children […]

Egg’s Effects on Your Health: The Positives and Negatives

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Eggs and Your Health

It’s quite likely you have a carton of eggs in your refrigerator right now. It’s a popular breakfast option and overall a good inexpensive source of protein (particularly for vegetarians). However, eggs are among a few handfuls of foods that seem to always be a topic of discussion as their health benefits come with some […]

Food for Athletics: What to Eat for Your Exercise

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Have you ever noticed a difference in your performance when exercising depending on what you ate earlier in the day? This is because the nutrients (or lack of) fuels your energy level. If you are striving to perform well in a competition or find an edge to continue improving on your personal best, then put […]

How Your Sleep Controls Your Mood and Mental Health

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We all know sleep is a key building block to a healthy life. However, as Dr. Halstrom discussed in a video a couple of months ago on COVID-19 – sleep is about more than just the time we spend laying in bed. The time we spend laying in bed is called our “Sleep Opportunity.” This […]

Migraines: The Neurological Disease that Affects 12% of Us

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National Migraine Awareness Week

The first week of June is National Migraine Awareness Week and an opportunity to recognize a neurological disease that may have more crippling effects than many realize. Though some may dismiss migraines as simply headaches, the reality is they are much more. We all know someone that suffers from migraines 12% of the population suffers […]