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Managing diabetes with exercise

Chances are pretty good that you know someone who has been diagnosed with diabetes. Most people are at least familiar with the disease, but knowing about the pathology is helpful in understanding management. Diabetes is a metabolic disorder that implicates one key hormone produced in the pancreas – insulin. In a normally functioning metabolism, insulin […]

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A Challenging Season of Allergies Ahead

Good news, everyone! All systems are go for a exceptionally challenging transition for sufferers of seasonal allergies. The nose serves as an entryway to our bodies. In defense against potentially harmful particles, we have an allergic response to expel the inhaled offenders. For those that suffer from allergies, this response has been generalized to harmless […]

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The Benefits of High-Impact Excercise

The benefits of high-impact exercise for bone health are well known. This is the basis of a multitude of fitness programs that focus on weight-bearing exercise to increase bone density. But how much force do you actually need to make a difference? A study from the University of Bristol explored this question by measuring the […]

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De-stress Your Neck

… and we’re back with part 2 of our headache discussion! Remember that cluster headaches and migraines are both related to central nervous system dysfunction that causes inflammation of the trigeminal nerve. Management of both headache types include anti-inflammatory medications, triptans, and/or breathing 100% pure oxygen, all with the goal of reducing irritation of the […]

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Headaches: are they just a pain in the neck?

There is a study that reports that only 4% of Americans have never experienced a headache. That means that almost everyone reading this post can relate to one of the most draining types of pain. Not all headaches are the same, though, and it can save the day to know which beast you’re fighting. There […]