Fear: Lifesaver or Manipulator

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Fear is a powerful emotion that can be used for or against us.

I was shocked to see that I had to walk through a maze of stacked pallets in order to enter the store. Then I saw a man spraying the shopping carts with some chemical, and I felt a chill run down my spine. Once I got inside, I noticed that almost everyone was wearing surgical masks and rubber gloves. It was really creepy, and I felt like I ...

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Intensive lifestyle change: It works, and it’s more than diet and exercise

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Originally published in Harvard Health Publishing

What if I could prescribe a pill that could prevent or treat high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol, heart disease, even depression and dementia? And what if researchers had extensively researched this pill and the result was: ample proof that it’s effective. On top of that, it’s practically free and has no bad side effects. As a matter of fact, its only side effects are improved sleep, increased energy, ...

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6 Exercises that Improve Posture and Reduce Back Pain

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Poor posture is an underlying cause of back pain.

Workout at your desk with these stretches that reduce tension, strengthen the back and help prevent slouching.

By Stephanie Mansour, originally posted on NBC News

If you’re sitting at your desk right now — like you do every day for eight-plus hours — there’s a strong chance you feel a twinge of discomfort somewhere.

Maybe it’s your lower back that starts to ache. Or your neck and shoulders ...

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Snow Shoveling Sends 11,500 Adults to Emergency Rooms per Year

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A research study was published by The American Journal Of Emergency Medicine showing that shoveling snow sends, on average, over 11,500 adults to emergency rooms every year.

According to WebMD, ‘muscle, ligament, tendon, and other soft tissue injuries topped the list of snow shoveling mishaps. Among these, lower back injuries were common.’ These injuries are very common, but also preventable.

Peter J. Schubbe, DC, published the following list of techniques to help you to avoid injury while shoveling:

Pick the Right Snow Shovel ...

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TOYS FOR TOTS

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Advanced Back and Neck Care is an Official Collection site for Toys for Tots.

Please donate new, unwrapped toys from now until December 13th, 2016.

Advanced Back and Neck Care
227 Madison Ave
Lumberton NJ 08048 (map)

Thanking you, in advance, for your generosity!
–ABNC Staff

January 4th 2017

To All

On behalf of the Burlington County Detachment #695, Marine Corps League and The “Toys For Tots” Foundation, I would like to thank you for helping collect ...

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Concussion

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A concussion or mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI) is most often caused by a sudden direct blow or bump to the head which causes a temporary loss of neural activity.

The following are common concussion symptoms:

Absence of consciousness or altered consciousness, headache, confusion, disorientation, vision disturbances, dizziness, nausea or vomiting, impaired balance, memory loss, tinnitus or ringing in the ears, difficulty concentrating, sensitivity to light, emotional changes, and loss of smell or taste.

Here are some interesting statistics:

An estimated 1.7 million people ...

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Dog Bites

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A little education goes a long way in preventing dog bites.

Dogs can be man’s best friend; however, this best bud comes with a sharp set of teeth. There are nearly 5 million people bitten in the United States each year, and about 400,000 of these dog bite victims will require medical treatment.

Since all dogs can bite if provoked, there is a growing movement to prevent breed discrimination. The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) advises that most dog bites are largely ...

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS)

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is a condition in which the median nerve is compressed as it travels through the wrist at the carpal tunnel and causes pain, numbness and tingling in the hand which is supplied by the median nerve. This nerve innervates the first three digits as well as the radial side or half of the ring finger or 4th digit. Women are three times more likely than men to develop carpal tunnel syndrome. This may be due to ...

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‘Posture Guru’ Shares Her Tips

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By BECKY WORLEY
June 22, 2015 1:23 PM
Good Morning America (link to article)

Back pain is an epidemic. It could be caused by our more sedentary lifestyle, a few extra pounds around the middle or looking at the phone for hours each day. But Silicon Valley posture guru Esther Gokhale says in non-industrial cultures, back pain is practically non-existent. Why?

She thinks is because our spines have recently changed ...

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9 ways in which prolonged sitting can harm us

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People with desk jobs need to be on their feet for a minimum of two hours daily during working hours and this should eventually be increased to up to 4 hours, says the first-ever UK guidance designed to curb the health risks of too much cumulative sitting time. The guidelines call for use of adjustable sit-stand desks, avoidance of prolonged static standing (which may be as harmful as prolonged sitting) and altering posture/light walking to alleviate possible musculoskeletal pain and ...

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