Too Much Sitting: Its Effect On Your Brain

There’s been a lot of buzz lately about how living a sedentary lifestyle can directly impact our physical health. The “sitting is the new smoking” directive focuses on how having a mostly inactive daily routine can cause a number of chronic health conditions such as high blood sugar, obesity, and high blood pressure. However, recent…

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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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Reducing the Risk of Stroke

Every year in the United States, approximately 800,000 people suffer a stroke and 200,000 of those people die from the stroke. That equates to the death of one person every four minutes in the U.S. today. Understanding strokes, and more importantly how you can reduce the risk of a stroke, is the first step in…

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A Better Way to Control Peripheral Neuropathy in Diabetics

It is estimated that as many as 20 million Americans suffer from peripheral neuropathy today. Peripheral neuropathy can be caused by any number of conditions including autoimmune disorders, tumors, or nutritional deficiencies. However, nearly 30% of the cases of peripheral neuropathy, which occurs when your peripheral nerves (those that connect the brain and spinal cord…

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7 Ways A TBI May Impact Your Visual Acuity

Most people recognize that a traumatic brain injury (TBI) may result in slight visual issues such as light sensitivity, blurred vision, and dull eye-pain. However, many people are surprised to learn that even a relatively minor traumatic brain injury can have a major impact on both visual acuity and field loss. In fact, TBI literature…

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Living Well with a Neurological Condition

From conditions like Parkinson’s disease and epilepsy to strokes and migraines to traumatic brain injuries and other forms of trauma, up to 1 billion people suffer from neurological conditions… that is one-sixth of the world’s population. The UN World Health Organization studied the prevalence of neurological disorders around the world and found that people in…

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Science Agrees… Fascial Therapy is Good for You!

We are bombarded by suggestions on how to improve health or remain healthy today. Google the words ‘improve health’ and you will see an unbelievable 1,620,000,000 results! (That’s a lot of zeroes!) From exercise tips to the never-ending stream of diets, pills, foods (good or bad), breathing techniques and much more, the list goes on…

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Why Sleep Is Critical To Brain Health

We all know that sleep plays a vital role in our overall health profile; however, Americans, as a whole, are simply not getting the rest we need consistently. A 2013 report indicated that, on average, the average American only slept 6.8 hours every night. Additionally, a whopping 40% of those studied admitted to getting under…

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How Do We Really “Feel” Pain?

Physical pain is an unavoidable part of life. A cut finger, a migraine headache, a stubbed toe; we’ve all felt the ache and discomfort associated with pain. Feeling even a minor wound the moment it occurs can play a critical role in protecting us against a more serious injury. However, most of us don’t realize…

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