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The Opioid Epidemic: A Crisis Years in the Making

The current opioid epidemic is the deadliest drug crisis in American history. Hundreds of thousands of lives have been lost as a result, and many of these prescriptions have been written for patients presenting with spinal pain. www.nytimes.com/2017/10/26/us/opioid-crisis-public-health-emergency.html    

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Here’s Why You Should Try Acupuncture

See how acupuncture can help to aid arthritis, stop migraines, help menopause, and is great for your overall wellbeing. http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/tillyjayne-kidman/heres-why-you-should-try-_b_12571818.html

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Can Running Make You Smarter?

If you want to strengthen your mind, you should consider exerting your leg muscles. A new study involving people, mice, and monkeys suggests that long-term endurance exercise such as running can help to fortify learning and memory. http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2016/07/13/can-running-make-you-smarter/?_r=0

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Physical Therapy as Good as Surgery and Less Risky for One Type of Lower Back Pain

Lumbar spinal stenosis is one type of lower back pain that is sometimes treated with surgery. However, physical therapy works just as well, and there are a lot less unwanted complications when you choose to go the physical therapy route. http://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/physical-therapy-as-good-as-surgery-and-less-risky-for-one-type-of-lower-back-pain-201504097863?platform=hootsuite

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1 Minute of All-Out Exercise May Have Benefits of 45 Minutes of Moderate Exertion

According to a new study, 60 seconds of strenuous exertion is proven to be just as successful as 45 minutes of moderate exercise. That question in the back of all of our minds – “how little can I get away with?”, has finally been answered – only 1 minute of arduous exercise can improve health and fitness overall. http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2016/04/27/1-minute-of-all-out-exercise-may-equal-45-minutes-of-moderate-exertion/?_r=1

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Exercise Keeps Your Brain Young, Study Finds

A new study shows that people who engage in moderate exercise such as running and swimming, have brains that look quite a bit healthier and younger than the brains of couch potatoes – a whole 10 years younger, to be exact. Unfortunately, walking, golf, bowling and yoga don’t count. We didn’t say it was easy, but it sure is worth it! http://www.nbcnews.com/health/aging/exercise-keeps-your-brain-young-study-finds-n544441

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