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Manhattan Wellness Group promotes health and well being through chiropractic care, physical therapy, massage and acupuncture. You’ve heard the advice before: stay out of the sun or use plenty of sunscreen and reapply every few hours. But while it’s true that excessive sun exposure resulting in sunburn may increase your risk of skin cancer, it’s a fallacy […]

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Manhattan Wellness Group promotes health and well being through chiropractic care, physical therapy, massage and acupuncture. Many people think the weather affects their back pain, but a new study shows they are probably wrong.  A recent study found no association between temperature, humidity, barometric pressure or precipitation with episodes of pain. The findings, apply only […]

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Studies over the years have suggested that we use one half of our brain more often than the other, playing a part in the type of personality we have.  But recent research shows that this is a myth, there is not evidence in brain imaging that shows people are right or left-brained.  The left side […]

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Our body is in a constant and never ending struggle for survival. Scientists estimate that each of our cells must withstand around 10,000 individual assaults from free radicals. Amazingly, the body has an incredible system of self-healing that withstands the onslaught and rebuilds what has been damaged. Chiropractic care has been shown to be a […]

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Changing the way a baby is held before its umbilical cord is clamped could improve rates of iron deficiencies in newborns.  Current recommendations on how babies should be held immediately after birth are based on studies conducted 35 years ago. They suggest that the baby needs to be held in the “introitus position,” which is […]

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How do we understand the complex network of the brain and how to keep it sharp as we age?  We do know that exercising the neurons in the brains circuitry can improve your memory and possibly stave off dementia. Neurons, the functional building blocks of your brain, communicate using a combination of electrical and chemical […]

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Lets talk shop about healthy snacking, what to pack for those long summer road trips to the beach or your favorite hiking spot. It’s unfortunate that recent studies found that 27 percent of kids’ diets come from high-fat, high-sugar snacks, and the frequent grazing is directly linked to belly fat accumulation. But, if we can […]

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Last night was the first match for the U.S. men’s national soccer team. They faced their rival Ghana, a tough group that’s sent the Americans home during the previous two World Cups.  Yes, that’s right, in case you’ve been sleeping, it’s the 2014 World Cup! There’s no denying that soccer players are some of the fittest […]

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Marathon runners often suffer from calluses and missing toe nails.  Some say a manicure can help by strengthening the nail.  It isn’t good to remove the calluses completely though, as they are needed for running. Runners may stay away from pedicures for a lot of reasons. Not only may they want to preserve protective calluses, […]

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It has long been known that a good night’s sleep improves learning and memory.  Scientists used advanced microscopy to witness new connections between brain cells, the  synapses, forming during sleep to understand how the brain changes to improve memory during sleep.  Finding out sleep promotes new connections between neurons is new, nobody knew this before.  They […]

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