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10 Pretty Fantastic Reasons to Try Acupuncture

The ancient practice of acupuncture has been used to improve overall  well-being for millennia. Of the endless benefits it provides, here are just ten pretty convincing reasons to give it a try. http://www.prevention.com/health/healthy-living/health-benefits-acupuncture

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4 Ways Your Workout Should Change After You Turn 40

As our bodies mature with age, our workouts need to be accommodating. Here are a few key pieces of advice for keeping your workouts more help than harm. https://www.yahoo.com/beauty/4-ways-your-workout-should-change-1336859824185398.html

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7 Key Running Tips for New Runners

Starting a running habit can introduce a number of positive benefits into your life. Knowing these few simple tips will help you reduce the risk of injury and avoid common mistakes. http://running.about.com/od/getstartedwithrunning/tp/runningtips.htm

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Access to Physical Care Lowers Cost of Health Care for Back Pain

The Oregon Health Authority is awaiting results on a recent decision to allow Medicaid patients to access physical therapy and other alternative therapies for low-back pain. According to a policy brief by the Health Care Cost Institute, lowering barriers to physical therapy would decrease the odds of low-back pain patients ending up in emergency rooms, using imaging and having opioid prescriptions.  http://www.bendbulletin.com/home/4042346-151/access-to-physical-therapy-lowers-cost-of-health

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Heavy school bags can cause kids back and neck pain, physiotherapist warns

As the new school year begins, school backpacks should fit correctly, an expert says. As students prepare to go back to school, an expert is warning that lugging a heavy school bag could become a pain in the neck for some children. Classes at Victorian state schools resume for 2016 on Thursday. http://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2016-01-25/heavy-school-bags-can-cause-back-and-neck-pain-expert-says/7111876

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Forget The Gizmos: Exercise Works Best For Lower-Back Pain

Lower-back pain is one of the top three reasons that Americans go to the doctor. But the solution can be a DIY project. Lower-back pain is very democratic in the people it strikes. “It’s a universal experience. You’d be a really uncommon person never to have had an episode of back pain,” says Chris Maher, a physical therapist turned health researcher at the University of Sydney in Australia. “It’s a common problem across the whole of the globe,” he says, whether it’s North America, sub-Saharan Africa or rural India. http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2016/01/11/462366361/forget-the-gizmos-exercise-works-best-for-lower-back-pain

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