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Treating Headaches Naturally: The Treatments

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  Treating headaches naturally 3,000 years ago consisted of drilling a hole in your head was the remedy of choice. It was believed evil spirits in the brain were the culprit of headaches, and needed to be released. Thankfully, our understanding has evolved. We now know that the two most common kinds of headaches are tension headaches and migraine headaches. Treating Headaches Naturally Chiropractic treatment is among the favored options for treating headaches naturally. Chiropractic is a natural and non-invasive option if you suffer from chronic headaches and migraines. It focuses on returning full function to your spine. What is a tension headache? Tension headaches are often caused by the contraction of muscles in your shoulders, neck, and head. This tension can be the result of emotional stress, environmental overstimulation, or injury. It’s natural for your body’s muscles to contract when you feel threatened. However, if your muscles remain in this state...
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Treating Headaches Naturally: The Triggers

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Do you ever feel like headaches just happen, with no rhyme or reason?  Many people simply feel unlucky, and suffer excruciating pain as a chronic fact of life. The best home remedy for treating headaches naturally is found in making lifestyle changes. Locating and controlling common reasons for headaches mean you can reduce the duration and frequency of your headaches. Triggers can include alcohol, certain food and beverages (especially caffeine), changes in weather, bright lights, certain medications (such as birth control), noise, smells, smoking, and stress. Understanding dietary, environmental, and personal triggers is the first step toward taking control and treating headaches naturally. Headache Triggers Alcohol Alcohol can trigger two types of headaches: an attack within a few hours and a delayed attack, such as a hangover. Attacks which happen within a few hours, typically start between 30 minutes and 3 hours after your first drink. While some studies show red wine...
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Millennial Mindset: The Worried Well

Adult millennials, the coveted 18- to 32-year-old demographic, highly value happiness. However, according to a new US survey by Allidura Consumer and GSW, both part of inVentiv Health, and Harris Poll, there appears to be a big tension between the aspirations for happiness (97 percent say it's important) and the well-documented way millennials are currently living: more stressed, anxious, and depressed than any other living generation.

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New Study Shows Most Americans Confused on Olive Oil Benefits, Terminology, and Uses

More than half of olive oil users agree that choosing an olive oil is confusing because they aren't sure what's important. In fact, only 25 percent say they are "very knowledgeable" about olive oil, according to a new study conducted by the North American Olive Oil Association (NAOOA) of more than 2,000 olive oil users.

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Heart Health Benefits from Regular Visits to a Massage Therapist

Many people already view massage as an important approach to relieving muscle pain or as a means to relax. However, working with a qualified massage therapist can also play a significant role in improving cardiovascular health as evidenced by a growing body of research, according to the American Massage Therapy Association.

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iPad Screenings Effective for Detecting Early Signs of Glaucoma in Underserved, High-Risk Populations

Using a tablet screening app could prove to be an effective method to aid in the effort to reduce the incidence of avoidable blindness in populations at high-risk for glaucoma with limited access to healthcare, according to a study released yesterday at AAO 2014, the 118th annual meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. In this study, researchers from the University of Iowa, the University of Maryland, Johns Hopkins University, the University of Michigan, and the Tilganga Eye Institute in Nepal used a free peripheral vision assessment app to screen approximately 200 patients inNepal for glaucoma using an iPad. The results show promise for screening populations that have limited or no access to traditional eye care and certain ethnic groups that have a high risk of developing the disease. Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness worldwide, affecting more than 60.5 million people. The disease can be effectively treated; however,...
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