October 21, 2014

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Daily Exercise

A 2012 study published in the American Journal of Physiology found that 30 minutes of daily exercise was just as effective at helping overweight adults lose weight as 60 minutes of daily exercise. For the study, researchers from the University of Copenhagen studied 60 moderately overweight men who wanted to lose weight. Men were randomly Read More…

Is the shingles vaccine necessary?

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Doctors, pharmacies and walk-in medical centers now offer more vaccinations than just the standard flu shot. People have the opportunity to get vaccinated against chickenpox as well as an offshoot of that illness known as shingles. But is the shingles vaccine necessary? And if so, why? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says one Read More…

Multiple Options for Chronic Back Pain

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Millions of people of all ages suffer from chronic and re-occurring back pain.  Exercise appears to be the best way to manage this condition.  A regular exercise routine provides people with a means to help avoid re-occurrences of back pain, and helps reduce severity and duration of potential future episodes. The natural stimulus for the Read More…

Are Knee Replacements the Answer?

Q. Is total knee replacement the best treatment for me right now? What other treatments should I think about?   A. The top complaint that precedes the request for total knee replacement is pain. I recommend conservative nonoperative care first. Take over the counter anti-inflammatory medication (ibuprofen or naproxen) and ice your knee. Soft knee Read More…

Student Athletes and Concussions

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  By Dr. Lisa Herbert       In recent years, our schools have done a very good job in educating coaches and parents on concussions.  One area I think we need to work a little more on are the students themselves.  Many of you know that my husband volunteers on the sidelines of a Read More…

6 Tips for Handling Weather Emergencies

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(MS) — Natural disasters are not simply newsmakers from other parts of the world. North America faces its share of wicked weather — from hurricanes to tornadoes to flash floods. Homeowner readiness can make the difference between an inconvenience or a major disruption when wicked weather blows through. This means having an emergency plan in Read More…

Pregnancy and Alcohol Don’t Mix. Why Take the Risk?

The Medina County Board of Developmental Disabilities is joining the cause to increase awareness of the risks of drinking alcohol while pregnant. The U.S. Surgeon General advises pregnant women and women who are considering becoming pregnant to stop drinking alcohol so they may stop alcohol-exposed pregnancies, yet it is estimated that 40,000 babies are born Read More…

Chiropractic and Physical Therapy Work Best Together

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80% of the population will suffer back pain sometime in their life.  The vast majority of back pain cases remain non-traumatic, and has no known mechanism of injury.  Often times frustrating both the patient and the health care provider is the fact that no single course of treatment or intervention is effective for everybody.  Research Read More…

The 100% Preventable Birth Defect

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It is estimated that each year, approximately 160,000 babies are born in the U.S. with birth defects. Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) is one of the few birth defects which is 100 percent preventable. The only reason a baby is born with FAS is because its mother drank alcohol while pregnant. Every year on September 9, Read More…

Fetal Alcohol Introduction

September is when we observe Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Awareness Day when we remind mothers-to-be about the importance of avoiding alcohol during pregnancy. The Medina County Board of Developmental Disabilities is joining the cause to increase awareness of the risks of drinking alcohol while pregnant by providing these informational articles to the public. These two stories Read More…