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4 Essential Exercises for People with Bad Knees

A lot of people avoid any specific exercise regimen because they have "bad knees." What this means is weak, unstable knees — the kind that would benefit from the right type of exercise. What they turn…

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How Texting Actually Affects Your Body

How much time do you spend texting? According to Pew Research Center, almost three quarters of cell phone users text on a regular basis. A typical 18-24 year old sends/receives an average of 50 texts …

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4 Reasons to Throw Your Neosporin in the Garbage

How many of you use Neosporin as your go-to; the first thing we dab at the sight of a scraped knee or paper cut on our children or ourselves? This over-the-counter antibiotic ointment, manufactured by…

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Top 10 Causes of Death Around the World

Most humans don't like to think about dying, but it's an inevitability for all of us. How or why we will die isn't something any of us can know for certain, but there are plenty of things that can tip…

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Is It Your Fault If You Get Sick?

While researching my book Mind Over Medicine: Scientific Proof You Can Heal Yourself, I noticed how much push-back you get when you start talking about the self-healing superpowers we all possess. Aft…

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To Stretch or Not to Stretch

Surprising to many, research has yielded mixed findings regarding the health benefits of stretching and increasing flexibility.  While there are questions regarding whether or not stretching increases…

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Little Pains: How Youth Sports Yield Unexpected Results

A few weeks back, I found myself visiting seldom seen family members for a long overdue session of catch up. My nephew, at twelve, is more sporting and physically active with team sports (soccer, lacr…

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Good Ergonomics, Good Sense

Injuries stemming from computer use were a big surprise to me when I entered the health and safety field. I expected to encounter toxic chemical exposures, falls, cuts, eye injuries, amputations and …

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