US Officials Target Escalating Drug Overdoses

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Deaths caused by overdosing on painkillers now surpass murders and fatal car accidents in the US

US officials now acknowledge that prescription narcotics are a driving force in the rise ofsubstance abuse and lethal overdoses Continue reading

Appropriate Exercise May Be Essential for Treatment of Back Pain

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Back pain accounts for an estimated 10 percent of all primary care doctors visits each year, costing Americans as much as $86 billion annually

Back pain is increasingly being treated with addictive drugs and diagnostic exams that expose patients to potentially unnecessary and dangerous levels of radiation Continue reading

The Importance of Intermittent Movement for Longevity

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Sitting for extended periods of time is an independent risk factor for poor health and premature death

Even if you exercise regularly, if you uninterruptedly sit for a great percentage of the time, you’re still at an increased risk of dying prematurely Continue reading

How Exercise Makes Your Brain Grow

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Recent research reveals that exercise promotes a process known as neurogenesis, i.e. your brain’s ability to adapt and grow new brain cells, regardless of your age Continue reading