What is CTS? Do you have it?

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is the occupational disease of the 21st century. Do you have it? Symptoms Tingling and numbness in the hand, fingers, and wrist Swelling of the fingers Dry palms Blanching (whitening upon pressure) of the hand Hand pain so intense that it awakens you at night Similar symptoms in the upper arm, …

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Fall Family Activities That Fit In Any Budget

While I remember plenty of crisp (and let’s be honest, cold) October days in upstate New York, here in North Carolina, it’s much more mild. Still, the signs of Fall are all around us beginning in October and I think half of our yard will be covered in multi-color leaves. With our little girl on …

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FHP…Forward Head Posture

FHP leads to long term muscle strain, disc herniations, arthritis, and pinched nerves (Mayo Clinic Health Letter, Volume 18, #3, March 2000). One of the most common postural problems is the forward head posture (FHP). Since we live in a forward facing world, the repetitive use of computers, TV, video games, trauma, and even backpacks …

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Taking posture seriously

Good posture can improve the quality of your life. Here are 5 reasons why you need to take it seriously. More Energy – Less strain is put on the muscles, meaning the body uses less energy Good Back – Helps prevent chronic backache and muscle pain Spine Protection – Stops the spine from being fixed …

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Never ignore the early signs of skin cancer

Generation after generation have always loved to lay in the sun. Did you ever slather n the baby oil and lay in the sun only to end up red, burned, and peeling? Skin cancer is a condition where cancer cells arise from a person’s skin. This is due to the development of abnormal skin cells. …

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Hand Washing for Health

No matter the time of year we are always susceptible to colds and flu. When should you wash your hands? Before, during, and after preparing food Before eating food Before and after caring for someone who is sick Before and after treating a cut or wound After using the toilet After changing diapers or cleaning …

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Healthy Brain Foods

The foods we eat play an important role in keeping our brain healthy and can improve specific memory and cognitive function. What is your go to superfood? Dark, leafy greens. Following a diet that consists mostly of leafy greens can slow cognitive decline in aging adults with Alzheimer’s and can even reduce one’s chance of …

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Stress Warning Signs

Stress can affect your well-being in general and can also lead to a number of emotional and physical disorders such as depression, anxiety, and hypertension. The first step in addressing your stress is recognizing it. Here are a few common warning signs to look out for: Frequent headaches Teeth grinding Upset stomach Dry mouth Chest …

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Tips for Beating the Heat

Winter is finally over and as we head into spring and summer there are precautions we can take to avoid heat exhaustion. Water – Drink plenty! It is our best defense against dehydration and becoming overheated. Clothing – Wear loose-fitting, lightweight, and light-colored clothing. Wear UV protection clothing. Meals – Small meals lesson a heavy …

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