Articles: HEALTH

Top 5 Places Germs Hide in Your Home

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The subways, streets, schools, and public facilities are all common places that you probably watch out for to avoid getting sick…but do you know that your home may be an even bigger breeding ground for germs? Here is a list of the 5 most common places to find nasty germs in your home, along with […]

Top Acupuncture Myths and Misconceptions

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There can be a lot of mystery and misunderstanding about acupuncture and how or why you can benefit from it. It’s likely that myths exist in our minds simply because we do not understand it. To us Westerners, acupuncture is literally a foreign concept. It’s time to tackle some of these mistaken ideas, so that […]

Health Benefits of Massage

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Massage has existed for centuries. Historians believe that hieroglyphics portraying massage were discovered in ancient Egypt in 2500 BC. A Chinese book believed to date back to the first century BCE, The Yellow Emperor’s Classic of Internal Medicine mentions massaging the skin and flesh. What did these ancient people know? Massage feels good! But what […]

Top Dental Myths De-Bunked!

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True or false: brushing your teeth right after eating is the best way to protect your smile? FALSE! Don’t believe us? You shouldn’t. But you should believe Dr. Timothy Chase of SmilesNY, who has been practicing cosmetic and restorative dentistry for over 17 years. We asked Dr. Chase to dispel some common dental myths, and […]

8 Ways to Stay Healthy with Your Valentine

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More and more couples ask me advice on things they can do as a couple to help ward off illness. This advice is especially relevant as Valentine’s Day approaches. Isn’t giving those you love good health one of the best ways to show your love for them? It is! Here are 8 ways to stay […]

Spider Bites, Bee Stings, and Other Strange Medicines

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Strange Medicine: Try Them if You Dare! Mankind will go to incredible lengths for the sake of good health. From acupuncture to aromatherapy, we’ve tried nearly everything to rid us of our everyday aches and pains – and sometimes, we turn to other members of the animal kingdom for help. Scientists and therapists have developed […]

Iphone Apps To Help You Sleep Better

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Instead of counting sheep or popping a pill to get some rest, lots of people are relying on technology. Here are 3 apps for the iPhone that can help you sleep better and wake up refreshed. 3 iPhone Apps To Help you Sleep Better The Smart Alarm Clock Although waking up early has tons of […]

The Link Between Chronic Pain and Anxiety

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I am an orthopedic spine surgeon who deals with patients in chronic pain on a daily basis. Here’s a puzzling situation I often encounter: A patient is experiencing severe chronic pain on my spine intake questionnaire rates him or herself as a zero on a 10-point scale with regards to anxiety, depression, and anger. They […]

Watch Out for These Office Health Hazards

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Common Office Items Can Cause Health Problems Although office equipment and technology, like computers and desk chairs, are essential to the workplace, incorrect usage may have unexpected health implications. Repetitive motions at your desk can number in the thousands in a single workday. Meanwhile, the rest of your body maintains a static position sometimes for […]

How to Prevent the Flu Naturally in 3 Ways

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Nobody likes getting the flu, but you don’t have to buy rubber gloves or a surgical mask to keep from catching the miserable illness. Learn how to prevent the flu naturally in 3 simple ways. How to Prevent the Flu Naturally: 3 Steps 1. Wash Your Hands You’ve heard this one before, but there’s a […]

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