Monthly Archive:: December 2013

Americans Still Eat Too Much Salt

Americans’ love of salt has continued unabated in the 21st century, putting people at risk for high blood pressure, the leading cause of heart attack and stroke, U.S. health officials said Thursday. In 2010, more than 90

A Baby’s Best Friend

Having a dog in your house can have surprising benefits for your baby. Consider what one study discovered about babies who interact with pets at an early age: “children having dogs at home were healthier (ie, had

Top 10 Chiropractic Studies of 2013

Here are the top 10 chiropractic research studies of 2013. 1. Immediate Benefits of Chiropractic Visible on MRI: For the first time, researchers used MRI to document changes in spinal gapping immediately after a chiropractic adjustment.  2. AMA Recommends Chiropractic Before

Exercising With Arthritis Tips

Exercise can help ease the pain and discomfort of arthritis, but it may be easier to get active at certain times of day when your arthritis isn’t flaring. The American College of Rheumatology offers this advice: If

Obesity: Driving Surge in Knee Replacements

Compared with seniors, artificial knee patients under 65 more likely to be severely overweight, data shows. Rising rates of obesity among people younger than 65 may be the main reason for the rapidly increasing number of knee

7 New Year’s Resolutions for a Healthy Spine

With the New Year just around the corner, now’s the time to start thinking about how you can make meaningful changes to your life for better health. Here are seven steps you can take to improve the

Too Few Americans Aware of Their High Blood Pressure

High blood pressure is a preventable and treatable risk factor for heart attack and stroke, but about one-quarter of adults don’t know they have it, according to a large new study.

Pilates for Back Pain

The growth in yoga and Pilates in the past decade has sparked a series of research studies on the effects of the mind-body practices on the spine and joints. Although yoga has proven to be effective for