Health Matters

Loneliness hurts: Senior health about more than disease

Senior health

Grandma’s cholesterol is OK, but maybe the doctor should be asking about her social life, too. Think about health during the senior years, and a list of common ailments pops to mind. But that’s not the whole story. …

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Benefits of X-rays outweigh risks

x-rays

Patients often express concern about the safety of electromagnetic radiation from medical imaging. Can it cause more damage? Will radiation exposure make you turn green like Marvel’s The Hulk? …

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Infuse energy back into your life

Scott Snyder

While it’s most common for potential patients to point to their necks or lower backs when meeting with a chiropractor, one of the most common complaints heard once that person is actually under treatment concerns their lack of energy. …

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Good oral hygiene begins in child’s first year

oral hygiene

Most people know the importance of regular dental checkups to help maintain one’s overall health. Surprisingly though, many first-time parents are not aware that The American Dental Association recommends that a child should be seen …

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Lifestyle choices can change our genes, and those of our kids

Epigenetics

Most of us have heard of genetics and DNA, but a branch of genetics is gaining more interest and research from scientists than ever before. Epigenetics describes how DNA and genes can be turned on and off as a result …

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Who’s too old for major treatment? Age not always a barrier

Major Treatment

Jimmy Carter isn’t the only nonagenarian to withstand rigorous medical treatment. Very old age is no longer an automatic barrier for aggressive therapies, from cancer care like the former president has received to major …

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