Understanding the Air Quality Index (AQI)

Pollution levels are measured every day in over 900 counties throughout the US, and these measurements are used to calculate each area’s Air Quality Index (AQI), as determined by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The EPA measures the level of five major air pollutants so you can determine if…

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What Makes Energy Drinks Work?

Energy drinks are a multi-billion dollar industry, with annual consumption in 2010 amounting to 4 billion cans worldwide, and the numbers are ever increasing. They claim to enhance both mental and physical endurance, and there are now a number of different energy drinks on the market since the first were…

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How Can I Improve My Balance?

Maintaining your balance is important, and is something we rarely think about until a fall happens. It’s not only the elderly who are prone to falls. If our core strength is not up to snuff, it’s far easier to be tripped up by things as we go about our everyday…

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Cervical Arthritis Causes and Treatment Options

Just as the degeneration of joints in the lower spine can result in lumbar arthritis, degeneration of the facet joints in the upper (cervical) spine can lead to cervical arthritis. This condition is also called cervical spondylosis, cervical osteoarthritis, or degenerative neck disease (DND). Whatever you call it, it’s…literally…a pain…

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Chiropractic at the 2012 London Olympics

There are few athletic events that engender worldwide fascination like the Olympics, where the world’s greatest athletes come together to showcase their superior athletic skills. They train for years, and when the games finally begin, they must be in top form. So how do they keep themselves in good shape…

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