family health

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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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 […]

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Victoria’s Secret? Victorian values

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A woman was barred from breastfeeding in a store in Austin, Texas recently.  This should not come as an earth-shattering news flash; despite most of the country slowly beginning to join the 21st century, there are always pockets of resistance.  The interesting part of the story was the store that was involved.  Victoria’s Secret. How […]

Events

Snow Shovelling Safety

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With the latest winter storm leaving us with a fresh batch of white stuff, a lot of folks at the office have been asking about how to move that stuff around without hurting their backs. According to the Journal of Emergency Medicine, more than 11,000 adults and children report to the emergency room each year […]

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Slings and Things

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SLING BLOG By Dr. Matt Rushford   A lot of parents have been asking me lately for my recommendations regarding baby carriers and other apparatuses for small children.   Pediatric chiropractic has some very specific suggestions when it comes to these questions. The way in which a child is held or carried and the various gadgets […]

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Jiffy Lube Your Body!

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“If it ain’t broke,don’t fix it!” Or so goes the quintessential New England axom.  There is a lot of wisdom in that truism, as anyone who has tinkered with a motorcycle or lawn mower can tell you. Of course, like most proverbs, the opposite is equally true (“don’t judge a book by its cover/what you […]

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Kids and Cholesterol

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A recent article in the Burlington Free Press reported on new recommendations from a government panel on cholesterol screenings for younger children.  If you read this article and are aware of the epidemic of obesity in America today and the increasing rates of heart disease in younger and younger patients, the recommendations might seem reasonable.  […]