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Why Knowing Your Body Mass Index Can Help You Fight Diabetes

This is how staggering the rise of obesity has become: according to the Surgeon General's office, the number of obese or overweight adults in this country is 50% higher than it was just a decade ago. Recent studies have projected that 1/3 of the children born in 2000 will de

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: An Overview

What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome? There are 8 bones in our wrists called carpals. They form a tunnel like structure. That is how carpal tunnel got its name. Finger movements are controlled by flexor tendons, which are found within this tunnel. The median nerve reaches sensory

Carpal Tunnel: Life After the Internet

Now that we’re in the information technology age, everything we need is within reach. And this is all thanks to the Internet.  Work is mostly done through the Internet, facing the computer for long stretches of hours.  Even kids’ homework is done and submitted using a

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Pinched Median Nerve at the Wrist

Carpal tunnel syndrome is by far the most common and widely known of the "pinched nerve" conditions. This article addresses: What is it? Who is at risk for this condition? How is it diagnosed? What kinds of treatments work best? Carpal tunnel syndrome refers to symptoms cau

Factors That Affect Thyroid Weight Gain

Thyroid weight gain is basically the effect of the thyroid gland not working properly. It is through this gland that the thyroid hormone is being produced. This hormone acts as the body's counterpart to a car's cruise control. It is the cruise control that allows the car to

Stress-How Aromatherapy can combat its Effect

Unfortunately, in today's fast paced, highly technical world … stress, worry and anxiety are facts of life and we have become accustomed to feeling stressed 24/7!  We are a ‘Stressed-out Nation’ and are dealing with our stress in unhealthy ways! More than half of wor

Shoes and Back Pain

Did you know that wearing inappropriate shoes could cause the back to feel stressed? Shoes are cushions, foundations, and levers that we use to walk, stand, run, job, and so on. If one wears correctly, fitted shoes it will promote a healthy posture. On the other hand, if one

Ligaments and Tendons Causing Back Pain

Once the fibers, nerves, and muscles are affected, it causes direct actions to the tendons and ligaments. Tendons are tough bands that connect to muscles and bones, which these inelastic cords or bands of tough white fibers connect to tissues that attach to the muscles and t

Physical Therapy for Treating Back Pain

Most doctors who work with patients in treating back pain also actively work with physical therapists. Physical therapists are skilled in helping patients recover from back pain and get back to performing everyday physical activities. Physical therapists often spend time te

All About Carbohydrates

Normally carbohydrates are found in all foods except meat products. Recently, some diets have recommended stripping out all carbohydrates from what you eat. Many companies have bought into this and among other things, have introduced low-carb breads. Limiting bad carbohydrat

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