Preventing Pain & Injury
Woman looking down at phone; demonstrating tech neck

Tech Neck: Is Your Phone Causing You Pain?

With around-the-clock access to smartphones, laptops, tablets and gaming devices, more Americans than ever before are hunching over screens. Yet, our bodies are not designed to spend so much time looking down. All of that screen time often results in neck pain that experts call “tech neck.” “When people look …

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Managing Stress

How to Incorporate Yoga Into Your Daily Life

Magazine photos, TV depictions and even YouTube fitness videos often portray yoga as a practice tailor-made for the young and supple: men and women with beautiful bodies, easily touching their toes and staying focused during a 90-minute workout. That’s not a complete picture, though, according to Julie Levinson, registered yoga …

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Integrative Therapies

Reiki: Your Questions Answered

Reiki is a type of complementary healing therapy that originated in Japan. More recently, it has become popular in the United States, particularly for patients who are seeking a gentle healing therapy that doesn’t require medication. “Practitioners believe reiki can benefit almost anyone,” says Kathryn Glad, LMT, a licensed massage …

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Understanding Your Health
Dietary Supplement Safety

Supplement Safety: Is Your Multivitamin Really Boosting Your Health?

With the population aging and an increasing number of people facing chronic conditions ranging from heart disease and diabetes to cancer and autoimmune issues, consumers are increasingly hitting the health food store in search of a magic pill to cure what ails them. About one out of three Americans report …

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Nutrition and Kids
When Your Kid Wants to Go Vegan

When Your Kid Wants To Go Vegan

When your kid says, “Mom, I want to be a vegan,” alarm bells might sound in your head. What if he’s not getting enough protein for his activities? Will she get enough iron to support her growing body? Since a vegan diet excludes all animal products, including meat, fish, poultry, …

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Integrative Medicine
What is Cupping Therapy?

What Is Cupping Therapy?

Cupping has become a hot topic in recent years with news of models, movie stars and Olympic athletes using cups to ease aches and pains and enhance health and well-being. But cupping isn’t just for celebrities. “It can be beneficial for almost anyone,” says Ruth Lehmann, an acupuncturist at Henry …

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MInd-Body-Spirit
Yoga Therapy Explained

Yoga Therapy Explained

When it comes to health and fitness, yoga has already hit the mainstream. Studies confirm that practicing yoga can help keep you fit, toned and pliable. Now, a growing number of physicians are recognizing the benefits of yoga for achieving psychological, physiological and even spiritual healing. According to Julie Levinson, …

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Integrative Medicine
Massage Therapy 101

Massage Therapy 101

There are more than 300 different types of massage. Depending which type you choose, getting a massage could be the fastest way to help you relax and work muscles that are sore from work, play or the stresses of everyday life. Massage Basics You might think of massage as a …

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Integrative Medicine
what does your tongue color say about your health

Q & A: What Does Your Tongue Say About Your Health?

At some point, you might have looked in the mirror, inspected your tongue and noticed changes in color, texture or coating. But have you ever thought about examining your tongue for a glimpse into your overall health and well-being? Since ancient times, Chinese medical practitioners have looked at patients’ tongues …

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Women's Health
Acupuncture for Women: Menstruation to Menopause

Acupuncture for Women: From Menstruation to Menopause

Whether you struggle to get through the day because of painful menstrual cramps or to sleep through the night because of your menopause symptoms, integrative medicine therapies like acupuncture may help you find relief in any stage of your life. Acupuncture and Women’s Health Acupuncture has been used extensively for …

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