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Can Chiropractic Care During Pregnancy Help Prevent ADHD in Kids?
Pregnant women might want to think twice before reaching for that pain pill. A new study published in the respected JAMA Pediatrics has discovered a possible link between acetaminophen — found in Tylenol and many otherpain pills — and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children. And while experts say the preliminary findings fall short of proving a direct cause-and-effect relationship, the fact that acetaminophen is the most common drug taken by expectant mothers is sounding alarm bells.

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Parents of Colicky Infants Turn to Chiropractic Care
For those parents who never imagined their ailing babies and toddlers could be helped by chiropractic care, it may be time for some rethinking.

New mom Jean, a 31-year-old speech therapist from New Jersey, became an advocate after enlisting the help of her own chiropractor to treat her colicky infant girl, Emma. After having had what she says was “no luck” with the usual ways of alleviating colic symptoms – including giving Emma children’s probiotics daily – one appointment with board-certified in chiropractic pediatrics Dr. Lora Tanis produced an immediate difference.

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Backpack Safety
On any given day, hikers, working adults – and about 40 million teens – carry backpacks. But load them up too heavily or wear ones that don’t fit properly, doctors warn, and you could be risking injury.
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Pushing Stroller Safety
As more parents use jogging strollers, baby carriers and bike trailers to enjoy the outdoors with their toddlers, experts stress the importance of protecting children from spinal cord injuries.
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Pointers For Parents-To-Be – Improving Pregnancy Care
A key part of maintaining a healthy pregnancy may be to baby your back and joints. Pregnant women tend to experience added stress on their lower back and pelvic joints, which can result in pain and – in certain cases – prenatal complications.
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Managing Headaches with Chiropractic Care
Headaches are responsible for more than 18 million doctor’s office visits annually in the U.S., and are the most common reason for reaching for over-the-counter medication.
Likewise troubling is their toll on the economy: $25 billion in lost productivity, based on the estimated 156 million work days lost each year by sufferers sometimes too debilitated to even make it out of bed.

All of which helps explain why a study in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics is causing such a stir among health experts — and prompting patients interested in drug-freealternatives to consider heading for their nearest chiropractor.

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Driving Safety
Millions of Americans experience the most common form of back pain—muscle tension—and it turns out being behind the wheel of a car puts drivers at great risk for it since they’re in a static position at the very time their sense of awareness is most heightened. A chiropractor can help treat your pain, and offer helpful tips.
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Treating Sciatica Pain
In a study published in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, researchers found chiropractic spinal manipulation just as effective as microdiscectomy for people with sciatica secondary to lumbar disk herniation.
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Cheerleader Talks Injury Prevention
Football may be bruising, but cheerleading is no walk in the park either. In fact, even at the local school level, it’s been rated the most dangerous sport for women.
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Avoiding Cell Phone Elbow

With over half the planet going mobile, could “cell phone elbow” be the latest thing we have to worry about? Technically known as cubital tunnel syndrome, the condition can be brought on when holding a phone to the ear causes the ulnar nerve behind the elbow to become irritated. Currently, it’s more common among men, with symptoms including aching, numbness and tingling.
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Drug-Free Headache Relief
If you have a headache, you may want to visit a doctor of chiropractic care before you head to the medicine cabinet. Doing so can speed relief and help you avoid the side effects associated with certain drugs.
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Finding Better Ways To Treat Neck Pain
If you’re advised to go under the knife to treat neck pain, should you listen? Maybe not. A recent study found that surgery, often touted as the most effective way to treat certain types of neck pain, might not be the best approach after all. In stead, the study, reported in the medical journal Spine, concluded that interventions by a chiropractor can sometimes be the best option.
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Health Hints – Handbag Overload
Could that iPod you just tossed into your already over stuffed handbag be one gadget too many? If you’re like many women, the answer may be yes. Health experts say handbags often weigh 10 to 15 pounds – instead of the one to two pounds that doctors recommend. If your bag is maxed out, adding even a small additional weight could lead to injury.
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News For Women – High Heels: Friend Or Foe?
Once might be a fluke, but when two Miss USAs in a row fall while walking in high heels, you know women everywhere have a problem. Both tumbles happened during the evening gown competition in 2007 and 2008.The much-noted spills point out the dangers associated with wearing high heels. “Wearing them affects the entire body, particularly the knee, hip and spine,” said Dr. Gerard W. Clum, president of Life Chiropractic College West.
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Health Awareness – Staying Well At Work
If your job has you sitting at a desk all day, it’s important to work at protecting your body against strain and discomfort.
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Concussions Among Athletes

A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury caused by a bump, blow or jolt to the head that can change the way the brain functions. Symptoms include dizziness, instability and confusion.

Using methods that rely on brain-based, non-invasive, drugfree approaches — like chiropractic
care and physical rehab — can help re-establish balance and maximal brain and nervous system functionality.

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New Mission for Ex-Navy SEAL

If you saw the movie “Black Hawk Down,” you already know what happened to the soldiers on that mission-gone-bad to capture Somali warlords. Eighteen of them died that day in 1993, and more than 70 others were injured. One of those hurt — then-Navy SEAL Howard Wasdin — was in such pain, for so long after retiring, that he sought the kind of medical help only now becoming increasingly available in the military — chiropractic.

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Dance Like A Star

The next time you see a beautiful dance move on TV, you may want to consider some of the surprising people it took to put it there. For example, there’s Dr. Jennifer McCleary, who served as an on-site Doctor of Chiropractic for “Dancing With The Stars.” Everyone she treated, Dr. Mc – Cleary said, both the celebrities and the dancers, saw the value of her care and showed great appreciation.

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Limiting Injuries in Basketball

If you go by sheer numbers alone, basketball is the most injury-prone sport of any in the nation — with the latest 2010 data from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission howing its 528,584 reported injuries, topping even football’s 489,676. Sidelining hoopsters were everything from back spasms to sprained ankles. That explains why so many professional teams — across the sports world — are now making chiropractic care part of their health regimens.

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Treatment Scores with World Series Champs

The winners of the last two World Series have something in common.

Both the 2011 champs—the St. Louis Cardinals—and the winners of the 2010 series—the San Francisco Giants—have players who appreciate chiropractic care as an important part of their training regimen.

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Football Star Well-Adjusted
Athletes from all sports credit chiropractic care for their ability to recover from neck, back and other joint injuries, and play their games at a high level. Dr. Ed Rodgers—father of championship Green Bay Packers’ winning quarterback Aaron Rodgers—became a chiropractor after he himself was treated by one when injured playing college football.
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News of Health – Improving Military Health Care
Retired U.S. Army Brigadier General Becky Halstead—the first woman in U.S. history to command in combat at the strategic level—is speaking out on the value of chiropractic care for the nation’s military men and women.
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Golf News & Notes – Helping Golfers Stay On Course
When it comes to staying in the game, amateur golfers might want to take a page from Tiger Wodds’ playbook. Not only does the four-time Masters champion have his own personal trainer – no surprise there – but it turns out he also sees a chiropractor regularly.
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Spotlight on Health – Safe Ways To Get Back In Shape
Whether you’re hitting the gym, pilates mat or the treadmill to get back in shape, it’s best to start with baby steps. Still, injuries can happen, regardless of how fit you may be. Even Sarah Harding, the reigning Ms. Fitness USA worked with chiropractors to recover from a back injury she sustained while exercising.
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Health Awareness – Football Legend Tackles Chiropractic Care
Jerry Rice, One of the greatest wide receivers in National Football League history is now telling how he managed to withstand all those truly “vicious” hits he took.
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Getting Your Wiggle Back

He’s the original “Blue Wiggle,” which probably makes him about the last man on earth you’d think ever suffered from clinical depression. But that’s exactly what Anthony Field, founder and co-star of the popular children’s musical group The Wiggles, says was at the root of a slew of health problems that lasted years, and — parents, brace yourselves — threatened to end his wiggling for good. Learn how Anthony finally reached recovery.

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More Comfort, Less Cost

Pain and disability in the back and neck can be reduced with “complementary and alternative therapies (e.g., acupuncture, massage and spinal manipulation),” according to the National Prevention Council’s recent strategy report.

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Good Health

With the epidemic now estimated to be costing the nation $147 billion annually, it’s a question that’s very much on the minds of health experts. And many, including lifestyle guru Shea Vaughn, are citing chiropractic care as a crucial part of overall wellness programs.

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Preventing Type 2 Diabetes

A new study by the Harvard School of Public Health makes clear that your genes “take a back seat” to behavioral and lifestyle factors when it comes to developing Type 2 diabetes, and that – where men are concerned – lifting weights for just 30 minutes a day, five times a week, can cut your risk by as much as 34 percent. Make that as much as 59 percent when weights are combined with aerobic exercise.

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Chiropractic Care First

There may be a new mantra when it comes to treating back pain: chiropractic care first, medicine second, and surgery last. Many of those suffering from the often debilitating condition already know first-hand that traditional treatments –costly surgery, steroid injections and prescription medicines – can result in complications and negative side effects.

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