Advice from the Doctor

sleep


"Sleep on your back to reduce any curve in your spine, and always sleep on a firm surface."





"Smoking can be a contributor to your back pain. Smoking can constrict blood vessels and reduce blood flow, causing degeneration to the spine and discs."

smoke

posture


"Pin-straight posture actually makes your lower back tense up. The best sitting position is one in which your lower back retains its natural curve, while your upper back stays straight."





"Our bodies are made up of approximately 70% water. Getting enough water reduces stiffness. Drinking plenty of water enhances the height of intervertebral disks."

drinkwater

takeawalk


"If you sit for long periods of time, make sure to get up from your chair as often as you can. Sitting takes a toll on the spine and compresses the disks, leading to disk problems. "

 

Health Articles I Found to Be Interesting

www.nejm.org
Given the results of the 2012 elections, the threat of repeal that has hung over the Affordable Care Act has faded. So what is the future of Obamacare?

www.betterbones.com
It seems as if Osteoporosis is an unavoidable part of the aging process. However many overlook that diet plays an important role in developing bone disease, especially an acid-forming diet.

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This study provides evidence that new lung growth can occur in an adult human.

www.palgrave-journals.com
The proliferation of electronic media, escalation of marketing in schools, and a political climate that favors deregulation have allowed marketers unprecedented access to children. Restriction of advertising to children is common in industrial democracies other than the US – and is just one of many corrective actions that could be taken by our governments.



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