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Patellofemoral Syndrome (Runner's Knee) - What You Need To Know
One of the most common causes of knee pain that I have encountered in practice, especially amongst active individuals, is pain related to patellofemoral syndrome. Commonly called “runner’s knee,” it is often manifested by pain under or around the kneecap. In this article, you'll learn all about patellofemoral syndrome, including what it is, why it occurs, and how it...
Are Organic Fruits and Vegetables Worth It?
Concerned shoppers fill their carts with organic fruits and vegetables worrying that they will put their family at risk if they buy the regular produce. Other shoppers skip the produce all together because they worry about pesticides, but can’t afford the organic varieties. Unfortunately, in the hype of organic foods, many of us have lost sight of the fact...
3 Ways To Manage Multiple Sclerosis at Home
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a condition where the body’s immune system destroys the protective nerve coverings and can be difficult to live with. The damage that occurs causes an impaired nerve impulse and leads to common symptoms such as fatigue, pain all over the body, changes in sensation, muscle stiffness, muscle paralysis, impaired coordination, and vision changes. Symptoms of...
5 Effective Ways To Help Your Anxious Child
If you are a parent of an anxious child, you know that even simple morning tasks can take longer than you may expect. Dealing with an anxious child makes your heartache for they do not know how to overcome their nervousness and introversion to explore the world. Living with a child who exhibits these behaviors tests your patience. Many...
ADHA Treatment Options (Including Medical and Non-Medical Alternatives)
Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a common behavioral disorder that causes children and adults to display impulsive behaviors, experience difficulty focusing, and symptoms of restlessness. A condition that is closely related to ADHD is attention-deficit disorder, also known as ADD. While ADD is no longer a recognized diagnosis by the Fifth Edition of the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical...
5 Unexpected Ways Pregnancy Can Affect Your Oral Health 
Congratulations! You're expecting a little bundle of joy, and you're understandably excited. However, you might not anticipate all the ways pregnancy can change your body.  Many women expect to gain a few pounds or develop a stretch mark or two. However, few realize the ways pregnancy affects your mouth. It's crucial to take particularly good care of your oral hygiene...
Expert Ways To Strengthen Your Mind and Body During Winter
Do you look forward to or dread winter? No matter what your feelings are towards this season, it's important to enter winter with a positive and determined outlook. In this article, I'll discuss ways to maintain (or improve) your mood and strengthen your body all while the snow is falling down. Start with good body mechanics As we get older, snow...
The Skinny on Anti-Obesity Medications
The FDA has approved several medications that can be used to treat obesity. Through seeing patients for weight management, I have come to realize that there is not a lot of information out there on the options and misunderstandings are frequent. In this article, I will highlight selected anti-obesity medications and discuss the pros and cons of each. However,...
10 Healthy Ways To Reduce Water Retention in the Body
You try to button your jeans, and you feel as if you swallowed a watermelon. But you’ve been eating well and exercising - what gives? You could be experiencing water retention. Water retention, or edema, stems from various causes. Many pose little reason for alarm, although some indicate a more severe health problem. What can you do to beat the...
What Is Environmental Wellness and Why Is It Important?
Do you turn off the lights in your house before you leave? Have you made a habit of recycling paper, plastic, and other recyclable goods? Do you volunteer to clean up your community or work with environmentally friendly organizations? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you’re well on your way to achieving optimal environmental wellness. In this...