Text Neck Troubles

Dr. Kenneth Hansraj, chief of spine surgery at New York Spine Surgery & Rehabilitation Medicine, in Poughkeepsie, New York, wondered why a 30-year-old male patient still suffered from neck pain long after Hansraj had surgically repaired a herniated disk in his back. The man was unable to return to work in spite of months of[…]

Summer Vacations

Warmer weather and longer evenings entices us to think about a vacation in the sun away from the stresses of work and routine at home. Before setting off, it could be beneficial to prepare and support your immune and digestive systems to reduce the chance of being ill on vacation. Stress:   Putting both emotional and[…]

Busyness May Protect Cognitive Function

By: Providence Medical Group Want to maintain a sharp mind as you age? Get busy. New research shows that adults who are 50-plus years old and have a busy lifestyle tend to do better on cognitive function tests than those who don’t fill their time with activities. The research is part of the Dallas Lifespan Brain Study at the Center[…]

What Are Adaptogenic Herbs?

Adaptogenic herbs, also referred to as “adaptogens,” are defined as agents that support the body’s ability to accommodate varying physical and emotional stresses. How many times can you think of a point in your life where you could use that? (for example, stress at work, family stress, and physical stress on your body.) Is this[…]

Health Organization Resources

Here are 2 dedicated organizations who work to better the community through volunteering and health awareness: AddictionResource.com, who raises awareness on the dangers of addiction and helps local communities stay drug-free (https://addictionresource.com/), and the American  Society of Addiction Medicine, who also promotes drug abuse prevention and treatment (http://www.asam.org/). Kelly O’Neal Another great resource can be[…]

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6 Ways Yoga Can Improve Your Life

Yoga has been around for more than 5000 years. While its popularity in the west just increased within the past few decades, Yogis from India have already been practicing yoga in caves for a long time as a physical, mental, and spiritual discipline.  Considering the age of this practice, it’s natural to believe that it[…]