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Children and Lead Exposure

Posted by Dr. Colleen Stratton in Children's Health, News & Articles

Are you concerned about your child’s lead exposure? According to the Centers for Disease Control, childhood lead poisoning is the number one environmental health risk facing children in industrialized countries today. In the United States, more than three million children age six and younger– that’s one out of every six children — already have toxic levels of lead in their bodies.  It is said that 80% of childhood lead poisoning occurs at home.  With the…

Backpacks and Spinal Health

Posted by Dr. Colleen Stratton in News & Articles, Spinal Health

Hauling a heavy backpack may cause serious postural misalignments resulting in neck, back & shoulder pain, headaches, and muscle & joint injuries. Follow these steps to protect your child’s spinal health: 1. Wear both shoulder straps to distribute the weight evenly. Use a backpack with wide, padded shoulder straps instead of narrow straps, which can hinder circulation. 2. Pack lightly. The backpack should never weigh more than 10-15% of the student’s body weight. 3. Organize…

About Flu Shots

Posted by Dr. Colleen Stratton in Health, News & Articles

Every year, just before the weather turns colder, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) begins its advertising campaign geared toward scaring the populace into getting the flu vaccine. They talk about the number of deaths each year that are contributed to the flu, the number of missed work days that cost employers hundreds of thousands of dollars in lost man hours, they point to the benefits of not getting sick and then even make arrangements…

Yoga for All Ages

Posted by Dr. Colleen Stratton in Health, News & Articles

Yoga is defined as a philosophy teaching the suppression of all activity of body, mind and will inorder that the self may realize its distinction from themand attain liberation. However, it has also been definedas a system of exercises for attaining bodily or mental control and well-being. For more than 5,000 years theart of Yoga has been benefitting the body and mind ofthose choosing this positive form of exercise.   * Information from The Wellness Newsletter,…