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Tennis Elbow? How to Minimize the Pain

Tennis elbow, also called lateral epicondylitis, is a painful condition that involves the tendons that join the forearm muscles to the outside of the elbow. Although a small percentage of tennis players have the condition, it is actually more common among people performing repetitive movements. Chefs, painters, carpenters, and auto workers, among others, are particularly prone…

Green Food for St. Patricks Day

While you're enjoying your green milkshake, green bagel, and green cake on St. Patrick's Day, don't forget to include some natural green leafy vegetables in your meals. Dark green leafy vegetables are good sources of vitamins, minerals, and fiber. Studies suggest that the nutrients found in kale, spinach, collard greens, cabbage, swiss chard, arugula, and other dark…

What is Salt Therapy?

Salt therapy, also known as halotherapy, is a natural wellness practice that involves relaxing in a room with dry salt particles. Offering benefits to the respiratory system and other health issues, salt therapy is similar to spending time in the salty sea air. In fact, a 45-minute session is equal to three days by the sea. Dry…

Health Trends for 2019

Every year, as people work on their New Year goals, wellness trends begin to emerge. In the past, carb-cutting, intermittent fasting, and green beauty have all taken center-stage. Building on current trends, it is likely that the blending of old and new practices will continue to support our emotional, spiritual, and physical well-being. Here's what's predicted…

Side Effects of Common Medications

If you suffer from chronic pain, you may be taking certain medications to help relieve your symptoms. Unfortunately, many prescription and over the counter medications have side effects. From aspirin to prescription painkillers like opioids, here is a list of pain medications and their common side effects. NSAIDs – Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as aspirin and ibuprofen,…

New Year – New You!

Good mental and physical health is the foundation for achieving all other goals, both personal and professional. The new year is the perfect time to work on creating healthy habits. You'll have more energy, increased focus, and better self-confidence with a few adjustments to your daily routine. Here are a few suggestions to get you started. Exercise…

Gift Ideas for Patients with Chronic Health Issues

As the holidays draw closer, you may be wondering what to get for your loved one who has chronic health issues. Although some traditional gifts may be appropriate, chances are there are specific things your loved one might need at this time. Here are some gift ideas for your loved one that can help make life a…

Flu Seasons is Here!

Flu season is upon us and although it is impossible to predict what will happen each year, the CDC recommends every individual over 6 months of age get an age-appropriate flu vaccine to help protect against the disease. Flu vaccines protect against the three or four most common circulating flu viruses. Since the vaccine decreases the…

Do Your Muscles Ache?

Do your muscles ache from too much yard work, exercise, or heavy lifting? Muscle soreness is common, and it usually means your muscles are getting stronger. Strenuous physical activity, especially something new to your body, will cause your muscles to begin feeling sore a few hours after the activity. Soreness tends to peak around two days…

Carpal Tunnel – Symptoms and Treatment options

The median nerve runs from the forearm into the palm of the hand, and it gives feeling to the thumb and fingers. When it becomes pressed or squeezed, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome can occur. The carpal tunnel is a narrow, rigid passageway of ligament and bones at the base of the hand. It houses the median nerve and…

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