Exercise while undergoing Chemotherapy?

Question: Is it safe for me to exercise while I’m going through my chemotherapy treatments? Answer: Exercise has been shown to be very beneficial for people undergoing chemo treatments, and in some cases can be a good way to help decrease and manage some of the undesirable side effects. Each cancer survivor is very different and it is a good…

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Adjustments – Chiropractic Care

Question: Do you always have to do an adjustment to help someone? Answer: Spinal adjustments have been found to help with pain and range of motion. There are many other “tools” that are used to help with your pain as well, such as soft tissue massage, stretching,strengthening exercises and postural correction that are specific foryour problem, as well…

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My Kindergartner won’t focus

Question: Should I worry if my kindergartener won’t focus? Answer:  6-year-old’s attention span should be 10-15 minutes on something that interests them. Physical exercise helps develop the social, emotional and cognitive skills needed for a child to be successful in school. If you are concerned that your child needs help to focus, encourage your child to participate in structured…

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Child not walking yet, should I be concerned?

Question: My child is 15 months old and not walking. Should I be concerned? Answer: Most children meet developmental milestones within a certain range rather than one particular age. Most babies begin walking between 12 and 18 months of age. Pre-walking skills include pulling up to stand, standing alone, and walking while holding onto furniture (“cruising”). If your 15 month…

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Plantar Fasciitis

Question: The bottom of my foot near my heel started hurting after walking a long distance in my flip flops. It hurts to step on my foot in the morning and aches after standing for too long. What could be going on and what can I do about it? Answer: You may be experiencing what is called plantar…

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The Dangers of Rapid Weight Loss

Modern society puts an enormous amount of pressure on people to keep their weight down. The impetus to lose weight can be almost unbearable, and the promise of losing weight quickly seems too good to be true. Rapid weight loss can be a risky proposition. No matter what the advertisers tell you, rapid weight loss…

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