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Combat stress, prevent teeth grinding  

Combat stress, prevent teeth grinding  

If you’ve ever woken up with a sore jaw or constant headaches, you know just how uncomfortable it can be. These problems, as well as tense muscles, are often the result of bruxism, which is the medical term for teeth grinding. Together we can work to figure out the cause of your grinding, while also […]

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Understand your risk to improve your health

Understand your risk to improve your health

If you are at risk for something, it increases your likelihood of getting a disease or other condition. While you are more likely to develop temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD) if you have one or a few of the risks, but it also doesn’t mean you won’t develop TMD if you don’t have any risk factors […]

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Infographic: Best Foods for Headache Relief

Infographic: Best Foods for Headache Relief

If you’re prone to headaches or migraines, your pain might have to do with your diet. By understanding the types of foods that help to relieve pain and inflammation, you can be on your way to improved overall health. In the infographic below, we take a look at ginger, mackerel, spinach, yogurt and watermelon. Let […]

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Infographic: Essential Oils for Headache Relief

Infographic: Essential Oils for Headache Relief

When your head hurts, the first thing you go for might be ibuprofen or tylenol. While this might provide temporary relief, what happens when you still can’t shake the pain? Another option for combating headache pain is with essential oils. Essential oils are highly-concentrated liquids made from the leaves, stems, flowers, bark, roots, or other […]

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A Sleep Apnea History Lesson

A Sleep Apnea History Lesson

Sleep apnea isn’t new. It’s actually been observed since ancient times. While a treatment or cause was not clear, people were still aware of this condition. In the late 19th century, the term “Pickwickian syndrome” was created to describe symptoms of sleep apnea. Unfortunately though, the research mainly concentrated on the patient’s obesity rather than […]

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Sleep Apnea: The Silent Killer for Older Adults

Sleep Apnea: The Silent Killer for Older Adults

As you get older, the more likely you are to develop health complications (unless you take proper care of yourself and pre-existing conditions). A recent article on Forbes, took at look at sleep apnea and how it negatively affects older adults. Chronic poor sleep and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in anyone, especially older adults, can […]

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What’s Really Causing Your Headaches?

What’s Really Causing Your Headaches?

Let’s see, your head is pounding and your eyes seem fuzzy–it’s just a headache, right? What about that throbbing pain in your eyes? Just another headache, too? There are cases in which, yes, it is just another headache, but what if it is something more? Your headache might actually be the cause of stress, hormones, […]

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Infographic: 10 Signs You Might Have Sleep Apnea

Infographic: 10 Signs You Might Have Sleep Apnea

If you were to be accused of snoring, you might get defensive–none of us want to think we snore. However, snoring is one of the most common symptoms of sleep apnea, which is a serious condition that shouldn’t be brushed off and ignored. If you have been told you snore, don’t just deny it, seek […]