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MASSAGE THERAPY

Therapy can help massage pain away

Addiction to opiates is a growing problem in the United States and Canada. Pain relief therapies, such as massage therapy, can be viable alternatives to the prescription pain medicines that often serve as a gateway to illegal drugs such as heroin. Addiction to prescription painkillers is ...

OVMC (3)

Alecto ready to serve valley

WHEELING — Alecto Healthcare acquired Ohio Valley Medical Center and East Ohio Regional Hospital on June 1 because it believes in meeting the health care needs of communities like Wheeling and Martins Ferry and it believes in the long-term future of OVMC and EORH as providers of high-quality ...

Back pain

Back pain: Keep it simple

The American Chiropractic Association says that 50 percent of working Americans admit to having back pain symptoms each year. Bone and Joint Health Canada states that as much as 80 percent of people experience back pain at least once in their lifetime. Back pain can be so significant that it ...

DAIRY

Dairy has a lengthy list of health benefits

The many health benefits of dairy Did you know that humans are the only adult animal species that continues to consume “milk” through dairy products? While most animals wean off of their mother’s milk after infancy, humans across the globe have been consuming products produced by ...

How truly safe are you from BPA?

(BPT) - Based on how much you’ve heard about bisphenol A (BPA) in recent news articles, it would be perfectly understandable if you concluded that BPA is public enemy No. 1. It’s apparently everywhere at unsafe levels, and there is no way to escape. Or is there? There must be somewhere we ...

HIKE

Prep, pack well for a wilderness excursion

September may enjoy the title of National Wilderness Month, but any time of year is a good time to enjoy the great outdoors. One of the ways to immerse oneself in nature is to enjoy a day hike or overnight backpacking excursion. Millions of people take to trails or create their own paths all ...

REVIVE

Revive summer-ravaged skin, hair

As summer draws to a close, many people will reminisce about weeks spent relaxing and basking in the sun. Summer is typically full of fun, vacations and relaxation, but while the sun and surf may be refreshing for the mind, sometimes the body pays a price for all of those days spent soaking up ...

FITNESS TIME

The trick to fitness regiment is finding the time

Many adults admit to having little or no time to exercise, and statistics support the notion that men and women simply aren’t exercising enough. According to the National Center for Health Statistics, only 21 percent of adults ages 18 and older met the physical activity guidelines for ...

CONTROL

Common causes of cancer you can control

A cancer diagnosis can be shocking. After receiving such news, many people are filled with questions such as, “How did I get this disease?” That question often has no definitive answer, though physicians may be able to work with patients to determine the various factors that contributed ...