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3 Ways to Prevent Migraines

3 Ways to Prevent Migraines

McLean, VA – August 31, 2011 - Are you one of the 36 million Americans who suffer from migraine each year? If you are, or if you know someone who suffers from migraines, then you understand how debilitating they can be. A migraine is much more than just a bad headache. The severity of migraine symptoms can make it impossible to function, and the symptoms can last anywhere from a few hours to a few days. What can you do to prevent a migraine headache?  Dr. Gary Kaplan, a physician from McLean, VA, who specializes in the treatment of chronic pain conditions, emphasizes, “You don’t have to just suffer through a migraine headache. There are concrete steps that can help you avoid getting a migraine, or at least to lessen frequency and severity of your migraines.”

Concussion Prevention Workshop

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Stratford University Recognizes World Breastfeeding Week

Stratford University Recognizes World Breastfeeding Week

The first week of August is known as World Breastfeeding Week, a time of year dedicated to raising awareness about the importance of this age-old tradition. This special week is celebrated in over 170 countries. In America, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report that approximately 75 percent of mothers start out breastfeeding, yet those numbers quickly decline. By six months, just 10 percent are exclusively breastfeeding and only 35 percent are including any breastfeeding at all.

There’s a lot you can do to keep your bones strong! So, do it!

There’s a lot you can do to keep your bones strong! So, do it!

7 Steps that Can Help You Prevent Painful Compression Fractures

McLean, VA – July 28, 2011 - Compression fractures can compromise one's ability to function and cause chronic back pain.  

“Although these injuries are common, they usually can be prevented, delayed, or mitigated by making simple lifestyle changes and, in some cases, by taking dietary supplements or medication” explains Dr. Lisa Lilienfield, MD, at The Kaplan Center for Integrative Medicine. Here are seven of her personal recommendations:

Community Leaders and Governent Officials to Celebrate Multicultural Health Event

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A Change In The Guard

Friends, we are in the midst of a global paradigm shift in health care. At the center of these changes are health and nutrition counselors, wellness coaches of various niches and specialties, acupuncturists, organic farmers, independent film makers, and the list now goes on and on. For example, healing modalities like TCM and Ayurveda are healing systems which promote health using natural, nontoxic substances and which recognizes the important role of the mind and emotions. A paradigm is a model used to explain how and why events happen the way they do, and as mankind's comprehension of the universe evolves, new paradigms emerge. The best example of paradigm shifts is in the field of modern physics. The classical Newtonian explanation of the world which for two hundred years was accepted as reality has now been replaced by quantum mechanics, superstrings, and field theory. In the old paradigm, every event had a definite cause and every action had an equal and opposite reaction.

Report Ranks D.C., Maryland, Virginia On Adult Obesity Rates

Report Ranks D.C., Maryland, Virginia On Adult Obesity Rates

Washington, D.C. has the 2nd lowest rate of obese adults in the United States, trailing only Colorado, according to a report from Trust for America’s Heather and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

The report, entitled F as in Fat: How Obesity Threatens America's Future 2011, investigates weight issues by state, as well as in the District. 

According to the report, 12 states have obesity rates of more than 30 percent.  D.C.’s rate of obese adults, however, is a reported 21%.

Maryland ‘s adult obesity rate is 27.1 percent according to the study, while Virginia’s is 25.9 percent, which ranks them as the 26th and 30th most obese states in the country respectively.