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Probiotics for Whole-body Health

Probiotics

The human digestive system is home to over 1000 different species of bacteria. Each of us acts as host to over 200 species in our own diverse collection of long-term resident microorganisms, called the gut microbiota. This biodiversity is due to a combination of nature and nurture. We host microorganisms ranging from good, to bad, to downright ugly. These bacteria ... Read More »

Spring Exercise Fling

Spring Exercise Fling

By Adam Muehl, MPT, CMPT Warmer weather is upon us.  For some of us that might mean walks or jogs in the neighborhood, finally getting around to those overdue landscaping plans, joining the local softball squad, or just finding time to take a snooze under the sun. Each of these activities and many more may task your musculoskeletal system, well maybe ... Read More »

Facet Nerve Radio Frequency Ablation

Facet Nerve Radio Frequency Ablation

If you have lower back pain, you are not alone. Nearly everyone at some point has back pain that interferes with work, routine daily activities, or recreation.  Americans spend at least $50 billion each year on low back pain, the most common cause of job-related disability and a leading contributor to missed work.  85% of Americans will experience low back ... Read More »

What’s Keeping You from Getting Hearing Aids?

Getting Hearing Aids

Perhaps you’re afraid you will be perceived as old or you think your hearing isn’t poor enough for hearing aids?  Maybe a friend has hearing aids and never wears them?  There are many reasons why people decide not to have their hearing tested and not to purchase hearing aids.  Allow me to share several reasons you SHOULD have your hearing ... Read More »

Emergency Rooms vs. Urgent Care

Facet Nerve Radio Frequency Ablation

It can be frightening whenever an unexpected injury or sudden illness strikes. When something alarming occurs, we register such events as emergencies. However, when it comes to your health, it may be prudent to determine what is an emergency (defined as potentially life threatening) and what can be managed more conservatively. Situations that many people consider to be “emergencies” could ... Read More »

Serious Health Risk Indicator

Serious Health Risk Indicator

Clint Schambach, CSCS - It is time to stop looking at your problem areas as just a little extra fat in your midsection. These areas where you store your fat can be a big indicator on future or current health risks. In fact, the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition reported that when compared to body mass index (BMI), your waist ... Read More »

LIVING IN THE TENSION

LIVING IN THE TENSION

I cannot tell you how many times I have said this phrase in my office lately. LIVING IN THE TENSION. Another way to describe my concept of the complicated grey. Because nothing in this life is all good or all bad, despite our brain literally being wired to over-categorize and to think in the black or white or in the ... Read More »

PARKINSON’S

PARKINSON’S

Parkinson’s disease is predominant in the elderly.  It is a neurological disorder in which dopamine is diminished in the nigostratial area of the brain, resulting in an imbalance between dopamine and acetylcholine.  Therefore the symptoms are reflective of an abundance in acetylcholine. Increased acetylcholine leads to symptoms of resting tremor, postural instability, bradykinesia (slow movement), and muscle rigidity.  Secondary symptoms ... Read More »

How to Pill a Cat without Permanent Damage (to You)!

How to Pill a Cat

There’s an old joke about pilling a cat. It starts with cradling the cat in the crook of your arm—and ends with a trip to the emergency room. Cats are notoriously difficult to give medication to; I’m not sure if it’s because they can be curmudgeonlier than dogs or if they simply dislike having anything forced upon them. Whatever the ... Read More »

Are Your Hormones Making You Fat

Hormones Making You Fat

It is that time of year that we dust off the exercise bike, break into the diet routine once again and promise ourselves that this year we will lose the weight for good. However for many Americans this struggle repeats itself year after year. You begin an exercise program  along with a diet, only to see little or no results. ... Read More »

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