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I don't know how some doctors do it.  Most oncologists have never had cancer.  Most orthopedic surgeons have never gone under the knife.  Few therapists have ever fought overseas and experienced post traumatic stress disorder.  It must be hard to have empathy if you've never experienced the condition for yourself.

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A patient of mine came in last night and was wearing obvious workout attire to his appointment.  This was nothing new.  He is a very avid outdoor enthusiast and has always been in great shape.  I asked him if he was heading to the gym after his visit.  He nodded and with some disappointment in his voice said “but I just drove by the gym on my way here and the parking lot is PACKED because of all the 'New Year’s crowd'.  But it will die down soon enough.”
New Year’s resolutions can be a great way to kickstart some positive change in your life.  Whether that change makes you healthier, happier, or more productive, this  can be a good thing.  But why do most people fail?  Why do people give up on their goals?  The answers are many but I’m going to share some tips based on what I have seen with patients in my chiropractic practice.  Let's look at some common pitfalls and what you can do to avoid them.
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Christmas and New Year's are just around the corner.  Although this time of year is fun and exciting for a number of reasons, it can also be a time maligned with sickness and injury if you are not careful.  Follow these tips and you are sure to have a healthier and more enjoyable holiday season!

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Recently, a media report proposed a link between supplementing with fish oil and prostate cancer.  This was put out on all the major media outlets. It was in newspapers, magazines, and on the morning news.  Why not?  The media has one job:  attract eyeballs.  Plenty of people take fish oil and everybody is afraid of getting cancer so the media was falling over themselves to push this story out to an unknowing public.  But is there any merit to this claim that fish oil may be linked to an increased risk of prostate cancer?  Absolutely not.

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Steroid injections are a very commonly used tool in the medical community for dealing with lower back pain, but does this seemingly safe practice have a downside?  Well, according to a recent study, steroid injections may pose an increased risk of vertebral fracture in older adults.  In other words,  a broken back.

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It is no small wonder that the month that signifies the end of tax season has also been dubbed Headache Awareness Month.  I know that everyone knows what a headache IS, but most people don’t realize what causes them and how to manage them.  Of course, the drug companies will tell you what you can do to treat headaches, but what about those who want an alternative to popping pills?

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