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02
Jan
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May is Correct Posture Month

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Question: I think I have poor posture and am wondering if there are any changes I can make that would help?

Answer: Poor posture can cause more problems than you may think. When you slouch, you add more stress to your muscles and joints, which in turn can lead to arthritis and degeneration in your joints. It also impairs your breathing, depriving you of oxygen and making you more tired. It impedes circulation and even digestion. Not to mention that it has a negative effect on our attitudes.

What are the benefits of good posture? By keeping bones and joints in correct alignment, there is less wear and tear.

02
Jan
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Protecting Your Bones

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Question: I am 55 year old woman and I am concerned about osteoporosis. Are there any natural ways to keep my bones strong?

Answer: Yes. A calcium supplement is the most common way, but let me first explain the basics of osteoporosis. It is called a "silent disease" because bone loss occurs without symptoms. Bone loss causes them to become brittle, less dense and more prone to fractures, which then causes pain. Osteoporosis affects more than 20 million women and 5 million men in this country, primarily over the age of 45.

30
Mar
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Risk of CT Scans

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CT Scan

In 1993, there were approximately 20 million CT scans per year.  In 2007, there were more than 72 million performed.  It has been said that Americans receive more medical radiation than any other country in the world.  Unfortunately, just one CT scan can increase your risk of cancer later in life.

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02
Jan
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Smoking Degenerates Your Spine

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Question: My chiropractor told me smoking was bad for my spine. I don't understand why. Do you have any tips for quitting?

Answer: Your chiropractor is right. Smoking causes the discs in your spine to degenerate quicker. The discs are the movable cushions that sit between each vertebra and are like a sponge. They need blood, water, nutrients and motion to stay healthy.

02
Jan
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Stay Fit As You Age

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Question: I am in my 60's and know that I should be getting exercise. However, I don't know what to do and I am afraid I am going to get hurt. What do you suggest?

Answer: You're right to think that you might get hurt. One of the biggest concerns is aggravating a potential heart condition. Talk to your family doctor if you have or suspect a heart problem that might be aggravated with exercise.

02
Jan
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Two Tests to Prevent Stroke

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Question: I am 60 years old and have a history of stroke in my family. Can I take any tests to prevent having a stroke?

Answer: Yes. There are two simple tests that are effective in looking out for those at high risk for stroke. In 2001, 164,000 Americans died of a stroke, up from 144,000 in 1990. It has now become the third largest cause of death after heart attack and cancer.