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Young Athletes. Play smart, play safe, and play hard!

The journey from backyard playing to a high level competitive arena for young athletes can be fun and rewarding. There will also be many challenges in between. Early morning practices, driving to T… Source: Young Athletes. Play smart, play safe, … Continue reading

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Osteoarthritis Doesn’t Mean the End of Your Workouts

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Many people stop working out with weights when they have been diagnosed with osteoarthritis (OA), usually because they experience pain. But don’t let that be you! Often your form and technique can be…

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Spinal Osteoarthritis

Originally posted on Be Active Be Healthy:
Doc, I was told that I have arthritis in my neck and lower back. Is it genetic or is it just aging? This is a very common question I hear nearly daily. Some…

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Changes in Diet affect the Brain

Dietary changes that reduce the incidence of, and prevent, mental health disorders are a cost-effective and efficacious means of improving mental health, urges a position statement that sets out a series of recommendations that will advance nutritional medicine in psychiatry. … Continue reading

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Get BACK into Fitness this Fall

Originally posted on Be Active Be Healthy:
Let’s face it, you have had back pain in your life as an active person, or you know someone who has. And fall is that time of year that we get back into…

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Whiplash and Sport Injury

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Fall means Football!

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With every new season there is a popular sport that fans wait for in anticipation. Spring and summer bring tennis, soccer, golf and Blue Jays baseball. Winter is for hockey. But in the…

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Omega-3 Prevents Long-term Psychosis

A new study shows that adolescents and young adults considered to be at high risk for developing psychosis, show significant reductions in their progression to psychotic disorder 7 years after a 12-week treatment of omega-3 PolyUnsaturated Fatty Acids (PUFAs). This … Continue reading

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Acetaminophen Ineffective for Arthritis

Over the years, many back pain sufferers have been prescribed one of the most commonly known pain medications – Acetaminophen (i.e. Tylenol ®). According to a systematic review and meta-analysis published by Australian researchers in the British Medical Journal on … Continue reading

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The lasting effects of Concussion: Verbal and memory impairments last longer than other symptoms

More sport teams are doing base-line measurements than before – targeting young players who are susceptible to concussions. Base-line measurements compare a person’s body or bodily function both before and after a ‘concussive event’. Some base-line measurements seem to limit … Continue reading

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