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Balance and Aging

Balance and Aging By Dani Stekel D.C.     According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), falls are the leading cause of death related to injury among the elderly, and over a third of those aged 65 and older fall every year.  Problems with balance are not uncommon in older adults and […]

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Sprains and Strains: What Are They and What’s the Difference?

Sprains and Strains: What Are They and What’s the Difference? By Dani Stekel D.C.   Most people are understandably confused about what constitutes a sprain and what constitutes a strain.  Both injuries cause pain and can interfere with your ability to move.  The difference is really quite small: a strain involves injury to a muscle […]

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Chiropractic Adjustment Can Lower Blood Pressure

Chiropractic Adjustment Can Lower Blood Pressure By: Dr. Dani Stekel D.C.   According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one in three American adults has high blood pressure. This serious condition can lead to an increased risk of stroke and heart attack, which are among the three leading causes of death in […]

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Do Glucosamine Supplements Really Help Reduce Joint Pain? What Does the Science Say?

Do Glucosamine Supplements Really Help Reduce Joint Pain? What Does the Science Say? By Dani Stekel D.C. Glucosamine is currently one of the most commonly used dietary supplements in the US. With major increases in the rate of obesity and the osteoarthritis that often stems from it, many people are eager to find a solution […]

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Shoulder Arthritis Causes and Treatment Options

Shoulder Arthritis Causes and Treatment Options By: Dani Stekel D.C. While we generally think of arthritis as being associated with old age, shoulder arthritis is not uncommon among younger people as well. Any injury to the shoulder, such as a dislocation or a fracture, can eventually lead to shoulder arthritis. The shoulder consists of two […]

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The Latest on Treating Degenerative Disc Disease

The Latest on Treating Degenerative Disc Disease By: Dani Stekel D.C. Degenerative disc disease (DDD) is a very common medical condition that affects a large and growing portion of the population.  In fact, the low back pain that often accompanies DDD is the leading cause of disability in people under age 45.  DDD has long […]

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Does it Matter Where I Get My Probiotics? Aren’t They All the Same?

Does it Matter Where I Get My Probiotics?  Aren’t They All the Same? By Dani Stekel D.C. Our intestines contain over 400 species of microorganism that help with the digestive process and prevent the growth of harmful pathogens in the bowel. Keeping our internal ecology in order is therefore very important, but a number of […]

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City Kids Have More Food Allergies

City Kids Have More Food Allergies By Dr. Dani Stekel D.C. Yet another reason to trade city life for country living can be seen in the results of a recent study published in the journal Clinical Pediatrics. Researchers found that children who lived in cities had a higher rate of food allergies than children who […]

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What is Peripheral Neuropathy?

What is Peripheral Neuropathy? By Dr. Dani Stekel D.C. Damage to any part of the peripheral nervous system can interfere with the messages being sent from the body to the brain and spinal cord, causing a host of unpleasant symptoms such as pain, tingling, numbness and weakness in the affected area. Whether it’s damage to […]

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What Can I Do to Get Through Menopause More Easily?

What Can I Do to Get Through Menopause More Easily? By: Dr. Dani Stekel D.C. Menopause happens to all women, but the degree of symptoms each will experience can vary dramatically. Some of the effects of menopause are influenced by genetics, but there is still much a woman can do to prepare her body and […]

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