June 2017

Break Free of Chronic Pain

Natural Ways to Feel Much Better KATHLEEN BARNES A majority of Americans feel pain on a daily basis. According to the National Center for Health Statistics, 25 percent of Americans, or 76.2 million, are suffering from pain that lasts more than 24 hours at this very moment: Ouch! Lower back

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Medicinal Cannabis for Chronic Pain

Evidence shows that marijuana works for pain, the medical reason most people want it The most common reason that people seek out medical marijuana is for chronic pain. According to a report released earlier in January by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM), that makes a lot

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Family Screen Time

Setting Boundaries in the Digital Era APRIL THOMPSON   ESB PROFESSIONAL/SHUTTERSTOCK.COM Minecraft. Pokemon. Snapchat. Digital media dominates childhood. That time youngsters used to spend playing with friends, being with family or sleeping has been zapped. According to a study by the Kaiser Family Foundation, 8-to-10-year-olds are daily exposed to nearly eight

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Safe and Smart

Clarity for Expiration Dates on Food   Many Americans have been confused by the “Sell By” labels on groceries for 40 years. Now, the Food Marketing Institute and the Grocery Manufacturers Association, the two largest industry trade groups, are adopting voluntary standardized regulations to clarify. Instead of using up to

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On Fatherhood

The Lifelong Lessons of Being a Dad BEN GREENMAN What is being a father? It’s, at least in part, about beginning. It is rejuvenating to locate ourself near the start of a child’s life. There are so many chances to get it right. The thought that we might also get

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Ginger Relieves Infected Root Canals

Natural Oral Health Treatment Research from the University of Medical Sciences and Technology, in Khartoum, Sudan, tested the efficacy of ginger, cinnamon and a combination of both in reducing root canal infections. The study tested infections associated with 50 teeth involved in root canals. They were divided into five groups.

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New Ways to Court Fitness

Racquets and Paddles Get a Sporting Makeover RANDY KAMBIC Two fun ways to use tennis courts for fitness are showing big increases in popularity. Meet the New “Pickleball” You may not have heard of it yet, but pickleball is a mixture of tennis, squash and table tennis, and it’s one

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Homeopathy for Joint Injury and Pain

Six Remedies for Relief SHAWN MESSONNIER Joint disease, specifically arthritis, is a common problem in dogs and cats, especially as they age. The causes are many and include obesity, inflammation, immune dysfunction and normal wear and tear in joints. Conventional therapies include steroids, non-steroidal medications, analgesic medications to control pain

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Proven Relief for Shingles

Six Drug-Free Ways to Preempt the Pain MARGIE KING One in three people will develop shingles (Herpes zoster) during their lifetime. Although the painful skin eruptions last only a few weeks, chronic pain can persist for several months and seriously impair quality of life long after the red rash marks

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Molly Hagan on Eco-Living: Start Small and Stay Committed

Born and raised in the Midwest, actress Molly Hagan moved west in the 1980s to pursue her dream of an acting career. Her childhood home was located alongside farmland that ended up being sold and quarried for limestone. “They kept buying more acreage and infringing on our life and landscape.

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