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9 Reasons to Choose Chiropractic

9 Reasons to Choose Chiropractic
 In today’s world where we’re concerned about healthcare costs, it’s time to start looking at options for improving our health that don’t involve invasive and expensive procedures like drugs and surgery. Choosing chiropractic care is the perfect solution. Chiropractic is less expensive than medical care for musculoskeletal problems, and it’s also been proven to be effective and safe.  Furthermore, chiropractic has been found to be much more than just an effective way to treat back pain or other issues. It’s also great for general health and has many other benefits . As the population of the US ages, it’s going to be especially important to find ways to improve patient health without breaking the bank. Chiropractic is a great way to accomplish these goals. 9 Reasons to Choose Chiropractic increase flexiblity support spinal structure reduce stress reduce pain improve stabiliy in spine improve breathing improve posture improve strength improve overall...
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Clean Hands, Healthy Kids

Clean Hands, Healthy Kids
For the seventh consecutive year, leading health and hygiene brand, Safeguard, is partnering with Ministries of Health and Education around the world to capitalize on Global Handwashing Day, October 15, as the perfect opportunity to educate and inspire kids to wash their hands. Almost a decade has passed since published research identified hand washing with soap as 'the most important medical remedy for children in developing countries' and today this finding is more pertinent than ever. That's why teaching children how to eradicate disease-causing germs through proper hand washing is a key component of Safeguard's mission to help people protect the health and development of loved ones. A proud partner of the Global PPPHW (Public-Private Partnership for Hand Washing), Safeguard has always been a prominent supporter of Global Handwashing Day, donating $140,000 since its inception in 2008. Each year the brand employs a comprehensive communications campaign encompassing media relations, social...
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National Survey Finds Americans Cut Corners with Hand Washing Habits

National Survey Finds Americans Cut Corners with Hand Washing Habits
As the United States deals with the Enterovirus D68 and while Ebola is a daily headline, a national survey reveals Americans, unfortunately, cut corners with their hand washing habits. The survey discovered that Americans don't wash long enough, don't always use soap and sometimes don't wash at all after using a public restroom. The findings are part of a Healthy Hand Washing Survey conducted by Bradley Corporation , an international manufacturer of commercial hand washing products. While the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends washing for at least 20 seconds to allow enough time to remove and rinse off germs, the survey indicates the majority of Americans (55 percent) are cutting that time short. The CDC suggests singing "Happy Birthday" twice to hit the 20-second mark. And, while it may seem surprising, 70 percent of Americans admit they've simply rinsed their hands with water instead of soaping up after...
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Pregnancy Massage, Hawaiian Style

Pregnancy Massage, Hawaiian Style
If one of your specialty massage techniques is Hawaiian healing, you have the perfect client in a mom-to-be. While this type of massage addresses many of same issues as other modalities, Hawaiian massage (also known as Lomi Lomi) not only offers physical benefits, but mental and spiritual benefits, as well. Carrie Rowell, owner of Hamoea Healing Arts in Hawaii, internationally known Hawaiian pregnancy massage practitioner and instructor and doula, begins every session with prayer ( Pule ) and conversation with the client to get a sense of her mental state and any fears or anxieties she might like to release or intentions on which she’d like to focus her energy during the session. This information makes the therapist aware of areas on which to concentrate. For the most part, Hawaiian pregnancy massage uses the same strokes you would use for a non-pregnant client. Long, flowing strokes with the forearm weave around...
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Reducing the Incidence of Food Allergy in Children

Reducing the Incidence of Food Allergy in Children
Two new studies focus on reducing the incidence of food allergy in children: Skin barrier: Key Starting Point Research at University of Cork conducted on 1,900 Irish children in early infancy explored, non-invasively, their skin barrier function by measuring water evaporation from babies' skin. It showed that skin barrier dysfunction predicts food allergen sensitisation at two years of age. The hypothesis is that defects in the skin barrier could be the key starting point of food allergy. "Now that we have shown that sensitisation to food allergens occurs across a dysfunctional skin barrier, the next step would be to instigate an intervention to see whether we can protect the skin barrier in early infancy, and to assess then whether that would decrease the rate of food sensitisation and allergy in children," explains Dr. Maeve Kelleher, Baseline Team Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, University College Cork. Jonathan O'B Hourihane, Professor of...
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The Big Idea of Epidural Stimulation Research

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On the eve of the 10-year anniversary of the passing of actor and activist Christopher Reeve, the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation launched the most ambitious effort in its history, "The Big Idea." The foundation hopes to raise $15 million to fund the next phase of epidural stimulation research and bring life-changing therapy to more individuals living with spinal cord injuries. The once inconceivable notion that a damaged spinal cord could be repaired is closer to reality, as reported in an April 2014 study published by researchers from UCLA and the University of Louisville in the medical journal Brain , in which four young men who were paralyzed for years were able to voluntarily move their legs and bear weight as a result of epidural stimulation of the lower spinal cord. Even more revolutionary, the participants experienced significant improvements with autonomic functions – including bladder, bowel and sexual control – an...
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