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Spinal Disc Degeneration

As chiropractors we commonly find spinal disc degeneration as a complicating factor in the spine and spine related conditions that our patients have. Almost always these patients are older, 45 years old and up, and they believe that spinal disc

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Posted in Back Pain, Wellness

Treatment For Whiplash Injuries

Our practice is in the suburbs of Chicago. Today, Monday November 11th, 2019 we had a major snowfall. Surprisingly not the first snowfall we’ve had this fall/winter but probably the most significant snowfall thus far. This got me thinking that

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Posted in Injury Prevention, Motor Vehicle Safety, Neck Pain

Long Term Safety of Artificial Sweeteners for Children is Unclear

A recently published statement by the AAP has found that the long term safety of artificial sweeteners for children is unclear. The American Academy of Pediatricians says there is insufficient evidence about the long-term safety of artificial sweeteners in children

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Posted in Healthcare Policy and Politics, Nutrition

Restless REM Sleep May Contribute to Mood Disorders

  A new study has found that restless REM sleep may contribute to mood disorders and anxiety. A team of Dutch investigators used functional MRI (fMRI) to scan the brains of participants who underwent a stressful experience,in this case, hearing

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Posted in Healthcare Policy and Politics, Wellness

Sleep Apnea Is Associated with Forward Head Posture

According to a 2016 study, sleep apnea is associated with forward head posture. I do a talk on sleep and every once in a while I like to look for relevant studies on sleep issues including sleep apnea. This study

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Posted in Healthcare Policy and Politics, Wellness

Being Overweight Cuts Lifespan by 4 Years

The results of a new report finds being overweight cuts lifespan by 4 years. The study was released by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD.) Their report is “The Heavy Burden of Obesity: The Economics of Prevention,” and

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Posted in Nutrition, Wellness

Sleeping Longer Reduces The Risk For Cardiovascular Problems

Sorry, I am bad with titles. This title, Sleeping Longer Reduces The Risk For Cardiovascular Problems, should have included that this in regards to sleeping longer in childhood. The point of today’s blog is to examine a study that was

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Posted in Pediatrics, Wellness

Dieting to Reverse Type 2 Diabetes

Diabetes is a serious problem in America today, according to the CDC more than 100 million Americans are currently living with diabetes or prediabetes. Of that 90-95% of the people with diabetes have Type 2. It has been well known

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Posted in Exercise and Fitness, Nutrition, Wellness

Sleep Deprivation Talk

Join us on Tuesday November 5 for our Sleep Deprivation Talk. We will be serving a Healthy Meal promptly at 6:00 pm with the presentation to immediately follow. Feel free to bring someone, or more, but let us know who

Posted in Wellness

Neck Adjustments Help Pain Related to Temporal Mandibular Joint Dysfunction

  A new study seems to indicate neck adjustments help pain related to temporal mandibular joint dysfunction (TMJD). Our profession has been on top of this issue for a long time. We don’t think/understand that neck adjustments are going to

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Posted in Neck Pain, Wellness

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