Is Chiropractic Care Covered By Insurance?

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There are countless health insurance plans available in Minnesota, each with its own limits, rules, and networks. While most health insurance plans may say they “cover” chiropractic care, you will want to dig deeper into the requirements of your plan to know what that means. Some plans have limits on visits or dollar value, while […]

Why Being Bored Can Actually Be Good for You

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You carefully plan your summer to make the best possible use of every weekend and beautiful weekday night. Even though the weeks may be busy with work, the last thing you want is to spend your free time with nothing to do. The feeling of “boredom” is something we all seek to minimize or outright […]

What Does Caffeine Do to Your Body?

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Many of us drink coffee or other beverages to keep ourselves feeling awake – particularly in the morning. The chemical reaction that takes place in your body after consuming caffeine can leave you feeling energized, but can also have negative impacts if you consume too much. What is caffeine? Caffeine is a natural substance that […]

What Viruses Can Mosquitoes Transmit?

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Swatting mosquitoes is an unfortunate part of nights outside in Minnesota. Nobody wants to be bitten up by a swarm of mosquitoes, not only because those bites itch but because mosquitoes can spread viruses that make you sick. Using bug spray, wearing light-colored clothing, and other precautions can help you lessen your exposure to mosquitoes. […]

Why Do We Sneeze?

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A sneeze can happen suddenly – often with little warning or expectation. If you have allergies, you may be aware of certain smells or seasons that trigger you to sneeze or have a runny nose. Sneezing is a natural defense reaction that your body sets forth to protect itself against incoming dirt, pollen, or other […]

How to Minimize Scarring After a Cut

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Cutting yourself is painful enough, but the proposition of it creating an unsightly long-term scar is another concern. You can take a few careful steps to help minimize the visibility of scarring. What causes a scar to leave a long-term mark on your skin? Damage to your lowest layer of skin is often when scarring […]

I Get Enough Sleep But Still Feel Tired – Why?

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You know you need 7 to 9 hours of sleep each night. But sometimes even when you get enough hours of sleep, you still may find yourself feeling tired and sluggish. How long you should sleep (and when) to achieve optimal alertness varies from one individual to another, but understanding your body can help set […]

How Stress Can Affect Your Overall Health

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Different things cause different people stress. While it is not the same for everyone, stress can impact more than just your thinking – it can put a toll on your overall health. In April we discussed how you can cope with and overcome stress as part of recognizing Stress Awareness Month. The bodies immediate reaction […]

Nose Hair: Why It’s So Important

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When you are talking to someone with hair protruding from their nose, it is likely hard to not stare. Those stray hairs can be quite a nuisance that draws attention to the middle of your face. While managing these hairs is important, they play a crucial role in keeping you healthy. Because of this, outright […]

What Does Aluminum in Deodorant Do?

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Public concern and awareness for aluminum’s presence in deodorant products have become a hot topic in recent years. Data from Google indicates online searches for “aluminum in deodorant” started to rapidly climb in mid-2017 and received peak attention by January 2019. Prior to this public frenzy, deodorant may have been just one of many products […]