Health and Safety

Lower Back Braces

Doctors who treat lower back injuries are sometimes asked by their patient if they should wear a lower back brace or support during treatment, at work or indefinitely. When braces were first used for lower back pain, it was thought that it would… Continue reading

Snow Shoveling Safety

It is inevitable that those of us living far enough north or south of the equator deal with snow accumulation. The reduction of back pain and how we can move snow safely is the purpose of this article... Continue reading

Swiss Ball Exercises For Seniors

As we age, the loss of muscle strength, flexibility, lung and heart function, and decreasing bone strength are a reality. Exercising by seniors seems to be decreasing for various reasons. These may include pain, lack of confidence, or lack of proper instruction and education. A very simple and easy method to improve body strength..... Continue reading

Prostate Cancer and Omega-3 Fatty Acids

A study performed by the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, Washington and also reported by the American Cancer Society has not only made some headlines, but has come under withering criticism by several groups and the medical community. The study reported a link between ingestion of Omega-3 fatty acids... Continue reading

The Dangers of Dehydration

Most people who suffer from dehydration are not aware until the effects have reached a serious level. With dehydration, more water is moving out of your cells and out of your body than the amount of water you take in. It can have sudden and severe effects, but it can also be a gradual chronic problem with far reaching... Continue reading

Preparing For Fall Yard Clean Up

Preparing our yards or cleaning the shed or garage for the winter months presents us with additional activities that seem to bring on back or neck pain. It can be a new injury or a flare-up of an old problem. Nevertheless taking a few minutes to prepare yourself before you begin your task can save... Continue reading

Lifting and Lower Back Pain

Improper lifting is a common cause of lower back pain (LBP). This can strike anyone at anytime. Patients are seen on a daily basis who have hurt themselves while lifting. This can occur at work, home or during recreational activities. It has been reported that 80% of the population at some stage in their life will suffer from LBP. Research has.... Continue reading

Should I Use Ice or Heat?

There is often some confusion over the right time to use ice or heat when treating an injury or condition. When used properly these methods can greatly improve the outcome of an injury by helping to control swelling and inflammation and to promote tissue healing and repair. This can help achieve... Continue reading

Health and Sleep

Investigating sleep problems and how they can affect the body is becoming an increasing area of interest and study in health care. There are many published studies on how the human body reacts to lack of sleep. Several articles on this website deal with sleep issues. However, scientists have now discovered more about how the lack of sleep can... Continue reading

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