• 14 MAY 18
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    PHYSICAL ACTIVITY GOOD FOR THE BRAIN TOO!

    PHYSICAL ACTIVITY GOOD FOR THE BRAIN TOO!

      By:  Katrina Christie, MEd, LCPC   Like any other part of our body, the brain benefits from physical activity.  First of all, physical activity increases blood flow.  It also releases neurotrophic factors that stimulate the growth of new neurons, and metabolizes fats and sugars that nourish the brain.  To emphasize the importance of exercise,

    • 07 MAY 18
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    CAN DIET TRIGGER MIGRAINES?

    CAN DIET TRIGGER MIGRAINES?

      By:  Jason Gruss, MD, FAAPM&R   The exact cause of migraines is not known.  However, headache experts agree that brief changes in brain activity bring on migraines.  When these changes affect your blood vessels and nerve signals, a throbbing migraine that can last for days can develop.  Many headache sufferers identify certain foods and

    • 30 APR 18
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    ACUPUNCTURE CAN HELP EASE PAIN AND INFLAMMATION FROM ARTHRITIS

    ACUPUNCTURE CAN HELP EASE PAIN AND INFLAMMATION FROM ARTHRITIS

    By:  Dr. Yu Zhu, LAc, MD (China) Arthritis is the leading cause of disability in the United States.  It affects more than 54 million adults each year in this country who have been diagnosed with some form of arthritic condition such as osteoarthritis, gout, or rheumatoid arthritis.    May is National Arthritis Awareness Month.   It’s

    • 23 APR 18
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    PSYCHOLOGICAL COUNSELING:  A SIGN OF STRENGTH AND COURAGE

    PSYCHOLOGICAL COUNSELING: A SIGN OF STRENGTH AND COURAGE

    By:  Katrina Christie, MEd, LCPC   If you turn to an expert for financial advice, you typically don’t feel weak or embarrassed.  In many life experiences, seeking counsel from a specialist makes sense and is nothing to feel ashamed of.  This same premise holds true when it comes to looking for support and direction from

    • 16 APR 18
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    ELIMINATE SHOULDER PAIN WITHOUT SURGERY

    ELIMINATE SHOULDER PAIN WITHOUT SURGERY

    By: Joe Musolino, DC   Many people welcome spring and the warmer, longer days, by becoming more active.  Sadly, with an increase in activity, I see more injuries.   A common complaint this time of year is shoulder and upper arm pain. WHAT CAUSES SHOULDER PAIN? Shoulder pain is often due to irritation of the muscles

    • 09 APR 18
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    MIGRAINE HEADACHE TREATMENT — TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR HEADACHES

    MIGRAINE HEADACHE TREATMENT — TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR HEADACHES

    By: Jason Gruss, MD, FAAPM&R   Many migraine headache sufferers put off or choose not to take their migraine medicine at all because of the negative side effects. Avoiding medicines altogether might not be feasible.  However, there are alternatives to consider that can reduce the dependency on medicines to manage migraines.  It’s imperative that you