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Could My Cell Phone Give Me Cancer?

Could My Cell Phone Give Me Cancer?
If someone told me that my cell phone could give me cancer, I would have laughed. In this day and age, who doesn’t have a cell phone? How could something that has become a staple in today’s world cause harm as badly as cancer? Then I realized it could. I came across an article by the World Health Organization, classifying cell phone radiation a Class B carcinogen (likely to cause cancer in humans). Carcinogens are substances or factors that if exposed to, can lead to cancer, This action came in part to a response of the mounting research showing wireless telephones increase the risk for brain cancer. Every single study of brain tumors that looks at ten or more years of use shows an increased risk of brain cancer. A recent study from Sweden is particularly frightening, suggesting that if you started using a cell phone as a teen, you...
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Winning Combination Of Chiropractic Care And Yoga

Winning Combination Of Chiropractic Care And Yoga
The past few years have seen both chiropractic care and yoga become more popular in various parts of the world including the US. This has been attributed to the numerous health benefits the two practices offer to human health, both to the mind and body. Remarkably, chiropractic care and yoga share a lot in common which is why they complement each other quite seamlessly. If you’re a chiropractic patient, practicing yoga can be very rewarding when used to supplement your spinal care. How Chiropractic Care and Yoga Can Benefit You Let’s admit it, you’ll hardly find a better tool than yoga when it comes to yielding physiological benefits for your body and mind. Indeed, the yoga poses (asanas) and breathing exercises (pranayama) serve as excellent therapeutic tools that help heal both your mind and body. Practicing yoga can also help to balance your body, lower your stress, and improve your concentration....
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The Spine Affects Whole Body Health

Spine-Effects-Whole-Body-Health
Having a chiropractor can help keep your entire body stronger and healthier. How? The spine affects whole body health playing a critical role in wellness. Having a chiropractor can help keep your entire body stronger and healthier. If the spine has shifted out of place--a condition referred to as spinal misalignment or subluxation-- causing effects on whole body health. Pressure is put on the delicate nerves that come out of the spine, causing nerve interference. This translates into the immune system not receiving proper signals and not functioning the way it was intended. Even slight misalignments can put the body into states of imbalance. Very often, chiropractic patients who were simply seeking relief from back pain or poor posture will discover that symptoms they had not related to spinal health will also dramatically improve. There are countless unexpected health benefits which people enjoy as a result of committing to chiropractic...
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Top Five Ways to Raise a Healthy Child

Top Five Ways To Raise A Healthy Child
Most people have a number of things in common: they want to feel happy, healthy and fulfilled. They want to have financial security. What most parents have in common is that they would give up any of those if it ensured that their children would be healthy. Here’s the good news: you don’t have to give up your happiness or your retirement fund to raise a healthy child.  Top Five Ways To Raise A Healthy Child EATING RIGHT If you Google “eating healthy” you will get four hundred and eighty-five million hits. There is no limit to how much you can learn about nutrition and the foods that build strong bodies. You may decide to add flaxseed to your kid’s waffles or avocados to their smoothies. You may go Paleo or gluten-free. You may make it easy for kids to choose healthy snacks by keeping yogurt, peanut butter and cheese...
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If You Get Whiplash in an Auto Accident

If You Get Whiplash in an Auto Accident
Have you ever been in a car accident? According to the National Safety Council, odds are you will have a total of three to four accidents in your driving lifetime whether its your fault or another driver's. There are about 10 million auto accidents each year, from parking lot scrapes to multi-car pileups. If you get whiplash in an auto accident , you may not even know it. Some symptoms can take weeks or even months before they manifest and start to become noticeable. Regardless of the type of accident and amount of pain experienced initially, all impacts warrant a spinal assessment for the below following reasons.    Any body part that is jarred or thrown forward unexpectedly beyond normal limits can sustain stretched ligaments and even tears. Those ligaments supporting the head and neck are especially vulnerable to this because even though your body is held relatively still by...
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New Technology in Healthcare

Technology in Healthcare
As the world is increasingly phasing into a technology based system, how is this affecting healthcare? We are in a time of convenience and a fast pace world wanting answers quickly, looking for a quick fix. People not only want to feel better quickly, but have no time to take off work or wait to see their provider for questions from lab results to basic health needs. The surge of over-thecounter medication and the marketing of quick relief has taken healthcare to a very short sighted view that mask symptoms that would otherwise be detected. A 2013 study in the Journal of Patient Safety projected that medical errors now account for 210,000 to 440,000 in U.S. deaths annually. Making medical errors is the third leading cause of death behind heart disease and cancer. Americans account for 70% of the world’s prescribed medication, yet we were ranked last among the 11 largest...
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