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How Porterfield Chiropractic Benefits Cyclists


article-196-cyclistsCycling is a great cardiovascular workout, building strength, stamina, and balance. However, it can be tough on the body, especially if you put in a lot of miles. This is true of any activity that is repetitive, though. Certain muscles can become more tense and others that aren’t used become weaker. This can cause your spine to become misaligned. Bending over the handlebars can also cause back pain as well as wrist, neck and shoulder pain and affect your posture if you remain in that position for long stretches or are not using proper form. Chiropractic for cyclists can help combat these effects and keep...

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A “Snore-Fire” Way to Hurt Your Relationship

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He shudders. She gasps. Their snores could wake the neighbors!

In all my years of treating patients with snoring and obstructive sleep apnea, I have heard it all. While the wide variety of sleep sounds that come from bed partners can range from soothing to scary, the truth is that snoring, in particular, can indicate a real behind-the-scenes problem.

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Heavy Backpacks: Their Negative Effects & How Your Kids Can Avoid Them


article-195-heavy-backpacksSummer is ending and the school year is starting. Time for new shoes, haircuts, homework, and backpacks. As you do your back to school shopping, think about the backpack your child will be carrying. Sure, they load them up with books, but did you know that wearing a heavy backpack for a long time can actually hurt your child? The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has provided some helpful guidelines for choosing a backpack for your child and avoiding the injury that can result from one that is too heavy.

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Franciscan Health Now Taking Applications for EMT and Paramedic Training Programs


rot4The Franciscan Health Emergency Medical Services Academy Crown Point will accept applications until 4 p.m. November 30 for its next emergency medical technician and paramedic training programs.

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3 Health Benefits Walking Provides To Your Spine


article-194-walking-benefitsYou hear a lot of people talk about the benefits of walking, but may not know how it applies to you. If you have back pain, walking regularly can be exceptionally helpful by providing the spine with added support and increased blood flow. These three spinal health benefits of walking should be enough to convince you.

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4 Benefits of Getting a Scoliosis Screening from a Chiropractor


article-193-scoliosis-screeningsIt is estimated that scoliosis affects anywhere from 2 to 3 percent of children and adults in the United States. That is roughly six to nine million people. While it seems to develop most commonly within specific age ranges for boys and girls, it can also develop in infancy. Every year, approximately 30,000 children are fitted with a scoliosis back brace while 38,000 people have spinal fusion surgery to correct the problem. Scoliosis screenings can have tremendous benefits by identifying both risk factors for scoliosis and allowing for early treatment.

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Sleep Apnea Treatment from Sleep Airway Solutions Benefits Sleepless Snorers

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Healthy teeth, healthy gums and also…healthy sleep! When it comes to oral health care, patients turn to me for guidance, and many learn that a visit to Sleep Airway Solutions can also help improve their sleep.

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Franciscan Health: Heat Exhaustion Or Heat Stroke?


Franciscan-Health-Heat-Exhaustion-Or-Heat-Stroke_01 With heat indices exceeding 100 degrees for the next week, it's important to take measures such as:

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How the Shoes You Wear Can Wreck Your Spine


article-192-shoes-affect-spinesIf you’ve been experiencing lower back pain and can’t seem to pinpoint the cause, try looking down – at your feet. What kind of shoes are you wearing? Your shoes can have a tremendous effect on your spine, causing back pain. While this is traditionally considered to be a “female issue,” some men’s shoe styles are unsafe as well. Take a look at the most common culprits and find out how you can be safely shod.

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UnitedHealthcare Debunking Your Diet: Coffee


United-Healthcare-Coffee Before you pour that next cup, coffee drinkers, have you heard all the health news on your beverage of choice? Some studies give java high marks, while others recommend cutting back. With all that back-and-forth, it can be hard to track the mixed buzz around coffee.

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Chiropractic Care: Can It Really Help You Live Pain Free?


article-191-chiropractic-careThere are plenty of people who say that chiropractic made a significant difference in their lives, relieving pain and increasing mobility. Still, some skeptics want scientific proof that it helps with managing pain and, in many cases, eliminating it altogether. While chiropractic patient testimonies are great, included here is a collection of cold, hard, facts – scientific studies on chiropractic care and its effectiveness in treating pain.

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