Make Your Own Ice or Hot Pack

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Make your own hot and cold ice packs easily and inexpensively.  Moist ice and heat penetrate much deeper in the tissues for a superior treatment like you see in the clinic. They will stay flexible to contour well to body parts too! Take care if placing hot or cold pack over body areas with poor sensation.  Check the pack before placing over the skin, and check the skin under the…

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How to quit bad habits without willpower: 3 secrets from neuroscience

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Got any serious bad habits? The extra-strength ones with the FDA warning. The kind you really beat yourself up about — but still engage in all the time? Procrastination that screws up the quality of your work? Epic tidal waves of laziness? Or cardiac-threatening levels of overwork? Snapping at the ones you love? Or not speaking up even when you know you should?  Then here are some solutions.  

Could some of your leg or hand nerve pain be from gluten?

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Stringent Diet May Suppress Gluten Neuropathy Compliance with a gluten-free diet may help the pain A strict gluten-free diet may protect against peripheral neuropathic pain associated with gluten sensitivity, according to researchers in England. A rigidly enforced, gluten-free diet was associated with lowering the odds of peripheral neuropathic pain by 88.7%, reported Panagiotis Zis, MD, PhD, of the University of Sheffield, and colleagues in an early-release abstract from the American Academy…

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PT 101 LOW BACK PAIN: Lost Art Of Bending Over: How Other Cultures Spare Their Spines

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Lost Art Of Bending Over: How Other Cultures Spare Their Spines February 26, 20185:01 AM ET Heard on Morning Edition by MICHAELEEN DOUCLEFF To see if you’re bending correctly, try a simple experiment. “Stand up and put your hands on your waist,” says Jean Couch, who has been helping people get out of back pain for 25 years at her studio in Palo Alto, Calif. “Now imagine I’ve dropped a feather in…

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Alzheimer’s blood test promises detection years before symptoms develop

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One of the big challenges facing many Alzheimer’s researchers is the difficulty in diagnosing the disease before clinical signs like memory loss become apparent.  Researchers have now developed a blood test for diagnosing Alzheimer’s disease for at-risk patients years before symptoms appear.  This will hopefully speed up research and provide a simple way to screen for the disease, years before any symptoms appear to help patients slow down or halt it’s…

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