Monthly Archives February 2016

Is Your Teenager Ignoring You? They May Have Hearing Damage From Head Phone Use

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As it turns out, your parents may have been right: wearing headphones and listening to music at top volume can cause detectable hearing loss. Recent studies show that one out of every five teenagers has a measurable hearing loss, and experts trace the damage to headphones. The rate of teen hearing loss is about 30% higher than it was three decades ago, and music listeners may not realize the damage that headphones — also known as “ear buds” — can cause.

The loudness of everyday sounds and noises is typically measured in decibels. A whisper is about 30 decibels, while an everyday, spoken conversation clocks in around 60 decibels. A motorcycle is more than 100 decibels, and a jet engine is about 140 decibels. The frightening fact is that any sound louder than about 100 decibels can cause

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3 Crucial Chiropractor Benefits That May Convince You to Seek Treatment for Pain

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If you think that back and neck pain is “just a part of life,” think again. Pain is not something that you should accept without a fight, but unfortunately, many people do not know where to turn when they begin to experience discomfort.

Chiropractor benefits are truly infinite, and you should strongly consider visiting a trusted chiropractor when you begin to suffer from lower back pain, upper back pain, and/or neck pain. These trained specialists exclusively treat these conditions, which means that chiropractor benefits typically extend far beyond what your family doctor can provide.

Up to 31 million Americans experience low back pain at any given time, but you don’t

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Is an Urgent Care Facility Like the ER?

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When you need specialized care, do you find an urgent care center or go to your trusted doctor? A life-threatening emergency of course necessitates a trip to the hospital, especially after hours. But for other, less pressing concerns, it does make sense to seek medical care from a doctor you know and trust, and who knows you and your body’s idiosyncrasies.

What is Urgent Care?

An urgent care clinic is not quite an emergency room. It is a walk-in center for illnesses or injuries that need immediate attention, but are not so severe as to require a trip to the emergency room. For reference, a heart attack, uncontrollable bleeding from a wound, extreme fever, or pre

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