Posts by Jenn Bottoms

Meralgia Parasthetica, or Tingling Thighs…

What You Need to Know Everyone wants to look their best and ranking high on today’s list of popular fashion choices skinny jeans, shapewear, cinch belts and high heels can be seen everywhere you look. But are clothes and accessories affecting the way we feel in addition to the way we look? Each of the items…

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Exercise For a Healthy Brain

It has long been known that fitness is an essential part of wellness. Maintaining a regular exercise schedule can not only help you stay fit and trim, it can aid with sleep, help you age well, keep bones healthy, alleviate stress and much more. But did you know that in addition to the benefits to…

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Finding Relief for Cluster Headaches

Did you know that there are more than 300 types of headaches? While the most common, the tension headache, occurs in 75% of adults and is typically due to stress, muscle or joint pain or fatigue, less common types of headaches routinely send people to the doctor or cause loss of work and play. Cluster…

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Brain Foods – Is Chocolate Good for the Brain?

For many people, when the urge for something sweet comes along, chocolate is the go-to treat. In addition to being delicious, did you know that chocolate has many health benefits and consistently tops the lists of the best “brain foods”? Touted for improving memory, decision-making ability, mental response time and mood, brain foods can make…

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National Youth Sports Week 2019

It’s that time again… National Youth Sports Week runs from July 15 to July 21 and is designed to help coaches, players, athletic and recreation directors, association members, sponsors, parents and Congress raise awareness for youth programs and sports injury while promoting healthy lifestyles for all children and their families through sports. Every year, National…

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Concerned About Cognitive Decline?

Light Therapy May Protect the Brain. Have you ever had trouble remembering something or find yourself struggling to find the right words? Is it due to cognitive decline or are you just having an “off” day? A certain amount of cognitive decline is expected with aging, however, for many people, cognitive decline is more pronounced…

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Brain Health and Technology… There’s an app for that!

Technology… it’s all around us every day and more people are exposed to technology at an earlier age than ever before. Some say that it is not uncommon for kids to carry smartphones by the age of 10. Social media and tech companies such as Google, Facebook, Instagram and a plethora of others are vying…

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Summer Smarts

Can brain health change with the seasons? Summer is here and with it, longer days and more Vitamin D courtesy of the extended sunshine hours. With more outdoor activities calling and more socializing with family and friends – pool parties and barbecues galore – it has been known for some time that the summer months…

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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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