Posts Tagged ‘wellness’

Scoliosis & Adults

Many people remember undergoing scoliosis screening in school. What was once done in nearly every school, scoliosis screenings now only occur in around 50% of schools. Although the usefulness of these programs is sometimes a matter of opinion, one thing that is certain is that early detection is imperative and will usually stop scoliosis from…

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National Traumatic Brain Injury Awareness Month

Traumatic brain injuries happen, and they happen often. In fact, more than a million people suffer from a traumatic brain injury, or TBI, every year. With so many TBI’s occurring each year, September has been designated as National Traumatic Brain Injury Awareness Month to identify how to prevent, recognize, treat and raise awareness around this…

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Understanding Spinal Cord Injuries

Spinal cord injuries are costly. Not only are they costly in terms of life expectancy – the life expectancy of someone who has experienced a spinal cord injury can be significantly reduced – but also costly in terms of treatment, employment, marital status and even level of education. One estimate puts the cost of expenses due…

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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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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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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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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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