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  • I recently read an article about an elderly (102 years old) Missouri resident named Edie Simms, who had an unusual item on her bucket list.
  • I often get asked what I eat in the mornings.
  • As of last week, it’s officially autumn, and lots of people (children and adults alike) will be spending more time inside and in closer proximity to one another.
  • Two years ago, Eric Mathes was kind enough to write a column in this paper about my recent running accomplishments. I had just won the Marquette Trail 50k in the Upper Peninsula. I returned to that same race the last two years, and it has quickly become one of my favorites, if not my absolute favorite trail race and course.
  • There’s a curious dynamic at work in youth sports these days. Maybe you’ve noticed?
    On the one hand, public health officials are worried about a broad decline in team sport participation among children. According to a recent survey, the number of kids between the ages of 6 and 17 who play organized baseball, basketball, football, and soccer fell about 4 percent between 2008 and 2012.
  • As the fall high school sports season starts up, we need to rethink the approach we take to the healthcare of our kids.
  • It’s already mid-July. Summer is racing away! In this week’s column, I’d like to urge you to get yourself and, more importantly, your children and grandchildren outside.
  • Just as the degeneration of joints in the lower spine can result in lumbar arthritis, degeneration of the facet joints in the upper (cervical) spine can lead to cervical arthritis.
  • It’s been a great stretch of weather, and it’s great to see more and more people outside.
  • It’s not news—obesity is a growing national epidemic among young people.
  • May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month, and here in Wisconsin, we all need to become much more vigilant about this disease.
  • Having a good fit between yourself and your bicycle is important for ensuring comfort and stability when you ride, whether it’s just cycling to the market to pick up some milk or cycling to the next state.
  • The shoulder is one of the most common areas of complaint that I see at the office.
    Next to necks and low backs, it’s probably tied with feet for the body part that causes the most trouble. As an aside—yes, chiropractors work on more than just necks and backs! If a muscle or a joint is involved, chances are I’ve had a patient with the issue you may have. Today I’d like to look at some of the anatomy of the shoulder.
  • It’s no secret that healthy bones are essential for leading an active lifestyle, particularly as we get older; however, most of us don’t think very much about our bones unless something goes wrong.
    As I’ve often shared, it’s your diet choices that will either increase the odds that you’ll have healthy bones for years to come, or cause your bones to continue to weaken as you age.
  • A HAND IN HEALTH—Get out on slopes or somewhere and move
    I had the pleasure of spending the last week of January in Winter Park, Colorado, for a family ski vacation.
    It had been two years since the entire family went to Colorado, and that last trip in 2013 was a doozy. Both Estelle and Edwin became very ill and barely left the house, and our flight home was delayed seven hours. Not fun....
  • Just a couple weeks ago, I was working on our office newsletter.  We email one out every month with personal stories, office updates, and informative columns about health-related topics.
  • Dec. 10 in history:
    1799—Metric system adopted in France, first country to do so
    1884—Mark Twain’s Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is published.
    1952—Clive Anderson, English lawyer and television host, is born. Man, I loved the original “Whose Line” show when growing up!
    1965—The Grateful Dead’s first concert performance under this new name.
  • It’s no accident that so many philosophers and writers have used the backbone as a metaphor for discipline, force of will or character. Your spine (or “backbone”) is the primary physical support for your body’s entire frame. It’s a remarkable piece of natural engineering composed of 33 separate vertebrae that act as a single unit to provide stability as well as flexibility while you’re sitting, standing or in motion. A healthy spine is both strong and resilient. With proper nutrition, exercise, postural habits and chiropractic care, it can allow us to lead an active lifestyle well into old age. However, poor biomechanics, injury and disease can cause problems with the spine that result in misalignment, inflammation, pain and restricted movement.
  • It almost seems like a silly question, but it’s worth answering nonetheless.
    Why? Because it’s too important not to—a great many people could avoid the potentially serious health problems associated with being overweight or obese by losing the extra pounds. And the sooner the better.
  • Over the past few years, scientists have continued to learn remarkable things about the way that the microbes in and on our bodies—sometimes referred to as our “microbiome”—affect our health.
    In particular, they’ve discovered that the number and kinds of bacteria that colonize our digestive tract early in life seem to play an important role in the development of our immune system. Along with this discovery, researchers have also begun to identify specific factors that they believe can prevent the right combination of microbes from being introduced, potentially resulting in a variety of immune disorders.
    What are some of these factors?

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