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How Chiropractic Positively Affects The Nervous System


article-108-nervous-systemAt its very foundation chiropractic helps improve nervous system function by making adjustments to the spine. Over time, more and more studies are proving that it is extremely effective and as a result many health conditions are improved and even healed completely.

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What Chiropractic Patients Need To Know About Acidity vs. Alkalinity In The Body


article-107-acid-alkalineThere has been a lot in the media lately about alkalinity and acidity in the body, but finding solid, straightforward information isn’t always easy. In short, acidity can cause a number of health issues. There are many benefits of bringing your body into balance.

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What Porterfield Chiropractic Patients Want To Know About Vegan Diets vs. Vegetarian Diets


article-106-vegan-vs-vegetarianVegan and vegetarian diet have long been touted as some of the healthiest diets for people of all walks of life. There is a lot of confusion and many misconceptions, though, about the two.

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What Chiropractic Patients Want To Know About Organic Food vs. Conventional Food


article-105-organic-vs-conventional-foodMany supermarkets have started offering their shoppers a choice in produce: organic or conventionally farmed. This can leave many wondering just what the difference is.

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Porter Regional Hospital: When It’s Not A Heart Attack


not-a-heart-attack-hero_0Your heart has two systems, vascular and electric. The vascular system is made of veins that carry blood into the heart and arteries that carry blood from the heart to cells throughout your body. The electrical system stimulates the heart muscle to contract. “Heart disease” is often used synonymously with “heart attack.” However, a heart attack (the total blockage of an artery that leads to the heart) is a vascular problem. There are other kinds of heart conditions as well.

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What Chiropractic Patients Want To Know About Selecting A Mattress


article-104-mattressGetting a good night’s sleep is absolutely integral to good spinal health. Sometimes, though that isn’t possible. According to the National Sleep Foundation, 92 percent of people believe that a comfortable mattress is important for good, restful sleep. A bad mattress, or one that is old, or one that is simply wrong for your body can contribute to sleep deprivation, lower back pain, headaches, stiff neck, and anxiety and depression. With so much at stake, it’s easy to see just how important it is to select a good mattress.

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Northshore Health Centers Teach Residents to Stretch their Wallets with "Healthy Living on a Tight Budget" Class

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"Healthy Living on a Tight Budget" is one of two monthly classes provided free to the public by a partnership between NorthShore Health Centers and Purdue University Northwest. It features open conversation, delicious snacks, and tips on how to stretch your food and wallet without sacrificing your health.

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How Proper Rest Helps Restore Spinal Health


article-103-restYou try to do all the right things when it comes to taking care of your spine. You lift the right way, exercise, practice good posture, stretch, drink plenty of water, and take frequent breaks to walk around if you are seated for an extended period of time. Those are all excellent habits to keep, but there is something else that you should be doing – and it is one of the most overlooked and undervalued health practices. Rest.

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Porter Regional Hospital: 7 Reasons to Visit Your Primary Care Provider


Porter-7-Reasons-to-Visit-Your-Primary-Care-ProviderYour primary care provider (PCP) can attend to the majority of your health needs.

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Porterfield Family Chiropractic: 3 Stretches Every Chiropractic Patient Will Appreciate


article-102-3-stretchesChiropractic is a very effective treatment for back pain, but what many patients don’t realize is that there are things they can do to make it even better. By employing simple stretches, a chiropractic patient can improve his or her range of motion and increase flexibility. These are some great stretches that you can do at just about any fitness level.

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Porter Regional Hospital Offering eLearning Online Childbirth Education


Porter-New-Hospital-Coming-SoonThis online version of the Childbirth Education class offers an alternative for women and their support person who cannot attend a conventional prepared childbirth class due to bed rest, scheduling conflicts or time constraints.

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