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Backpack Safety

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http://www.wcax.com/story/29836912/take-back-pain-out-of-backpack-wearing Tips for School Backpack Safety When considering the right school bag for your child, we recommend the following considerations: Consider investing in a high quality, two-strap backpack from a store like LL Bean, EMS, or Burton, with a strong warranty/return policy. Get the proper size pack for your child: remember: high and tight, small […]

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Doulas and Birth

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At Rushford Family Chiropractic’s new pediatric and perinatal specialty satellite, we are pleased to be sharing space-and synergy- with one of Burlington’s best doula and childbirth education centers, Birth Journeys. For 20 years, I have been singing the praise of these wonderfully powerful birth assistants and encouraging our pregnant patients to enlist their support in […]

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Story Telling

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Parenting is a job that offers very few “magic” answers, and fewer still that last for any amount of time. Kids seem to like to change the rules, so that by the time you’ve finally figured out how to get them to brush their teeth or eat their vegetables, they tip over the playing board […]

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Tracking Fun in the Woods

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Tracking- the All-Natural Family Activity Looking for something to do with the kids on a winter day? Try animal tracking! It requires no special equipment, no passes, memberships or badges, gets them outside and active in the wintertime, and every outing is guaranteed to be different. All you need is a patch of land that […]

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Chiropractor Needs an Adjustment

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The other day I woke up with stiffness in my upper back. Yes, I , too , have stress. I went through my day unable to turn my head fully and feeling like something was “out” in my upper back.  I kept getting grumpier and grumpier, snapping at my family and feeling negative.  I finally […]

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Your Child’s First Spinal Exam

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In our community, it is common knowledge that prevention is the best cure.  But this is an evolving model: as we gain more information about health and disease, we must update our ideas about what should be included in an effective long term strategy for health and wellness. Prenatal testing, healthy lifestyles, good nutrition are […]