Posts by Jenn Bottoms

Can Arthritis Trigger a Migraine?

Did you know that migraines are the third most common disease worldwide? In fact, more people suffer from migraines than from diabetes, epilepsy and asthma combined. In the U.S., over 12 percent of the population experiences migraines and a percentage of those suffer from chronic migraines, or 15 migraines or more per month. Migraines are…

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Living with Tourette’s

Often misrepresented and misunderstood, Tourette syndrome is more than a condition that causes random swearing as often depicted in the media. A neurological condition, Tourette syndrome affects an estimated 1 in every 360 children… and those are the diagnosed cases. The Center for Disease Control estimates that nearly half of children with Tourette’s are undiagnosed.…

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The Buzz About Brain Training

Brain games have received a lot of buzz for the last several years but is there any truth to the idea that this type of brain training can actually slow down or even prevent aging and cognitive decline? Many people believe that there is validity there, including one very famous athlete who regularly practices brain…

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Raising Awareness About Strokes

In the month of May alone, 65,000 people in the U.S. will experience a stroke. Many people who experience strokes are not even aware that they were at risk. To raise awareness, the National Stroke Association has designated May as National Stroke Awareness Month. This year, they have focused their efforts on increasing awareness of…

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Eliminating Pain Through PEMF Therapy

Back pain… more of us suffer from back pain than do not. In fact, some experts estimate that up to 80% of the population will suffer from back pain at some point. And the numbers are increasing… people with disabilities attributed to back pain has risen 54% since 1990. Back and other types of pain…

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Why a Migraine is More Than Just a Headache

Anyone who has ever suffered a migraine knows that it is not your run of the mill headache. From acute pain in the head, neck and face to nausea and vomiting, dizziness, blurry vision, extreme sensitivity to light or sound or even irritability and scalp tenderness, the symptoms of migraine headaches are debilitating.  For those…

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Why We Should Keep the Conversation About Concussions Going

Concussions have received a lot of press lately. Scroll through your news feed almost any day and a story about concussions is likely to pop up. Just in the past couple of months, some notable news about concussions includes: new concussion protocols for student athletes at Oregon State University, myths and facts around concussions, Cyclist…

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Shedding Light on Concussions

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a common, and alarming, health problem in the United States today. According to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), nearly 1.8 million people suffer from traumatic brain injury annually and about 75% of these cases are concussions. In the cases of concussion, there is often confusion around diagnosis and…

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Advances in the Prevention and Treatment of Concussions

March is Brain Injury Awareness Month and we will be taking a closer look at brain injuries all month long beginning with advances in the prevention and treatment of concussions. In the 2015 NFL season alone, there were more than 200 diagnosed concussions. The increasing rate of concussions and the ferocity with which they are…

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February is All About the Heart… Health That Is!

Does the secret to a long life lie in a healthy heart? Many people certainly believe so, and there are lots of reasons why. In truth, the importance of heart health cannot be overstated. And while there are doctors, organizations, fitness industry leading experts, dieticians and many, many others who stress the importance of heart…

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