exercises to reduce back pain

Exercises to Help Relieve Your Back Pain

By David J. BenEliyahu, DC, DABCSP, DAAPM It is a common misconception that if you have back pain you should avoid exercising. This misconception allows people to rely too heavily on pain medication and inactivity.  For most back problems exercise and movement are essential to the healing process. Controlled, gradual, and progressive exercise-as opposed to…

hyperbaric oxygen therapy for diabetic foot ulcers

What You Should Know About Diabetic Foot Ulcers

By Joseph C. White, MD, FAAFP A diabetic foot ulcer is an open sore or wound that commonly appears on the bottom of the foot and occurs among 15% of people with diabetes, according to the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA). Diabetes is the leading cause of non-traumatic lower extremity amputations in the United States, and the…

diet and inflammation

The Connection Between Diet and Inflammation

Do you or someone you know suffer from inflammation such as chronic joint, muscle or digestive pain?  Inflammation can wreak havoc on our bodies, leading to: heart disease, diabetes, cancer, arthritis, gastrointestinal disorders, even depression, based on a recent study by Rice University.  The good news: you can take control and counterbalance inflammation’s assault on…

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The Importance of Timely Vaccinations

We all need vaccinations and immunizations to help protect us from serious diseases.  According to the Immunization Action Coalition “during the past 50 years, immunization has saved more than a billion lives and prevented countless illnesses and disabilities in the United States.” Vaccines reduce the risk of infection by working with the body’s natural defenses…

understanding zika at the olympics

Does the U.S. Olympic Team Hold the Key to Understanding Zika?

Many of us look forward to the start of the Olympics. Not only is it an amazing display of athletics, but also an important international and cultural event. The 2016 Rio Games have already been highly controversial with the fear of the spread of the Zika virus which is prevalent in the region and spread…