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For chronic pain: meditation can help, long-term—with no risk or side effects

For chronic pain: meditation can help, long-term—with no risk or side effects

Following decades of over-prescription of opioid pain medications—opioid addiction has reached epidemic levels. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports, over 190 million opioid prescriptions are written in the U.S., each year. That has led to over 11 million reporting abusing the drugs—and at least 15,000 overdose deaths, from prescription opioids, alone.

Opioids, like oxycodone and hydrocodone, have their place in pain management. But the medical community has new awareness of the dangers, especially considering revelations of questionable marketing tactics by some manufacturers. 

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Strength Training - for runners

Running isn’t enough! Runners need strength training, too.

It seems ironic, but if you’re training for running—especially long distance—running isn’t enough. Strength training will make the difference between good and great on race day.

Runners tend to do one thing: run. It’s a notorious source of repetitive stress injury and you’re much more likely to get hurt if you don’t do strength training. The bonus, strength training will likely make you faster, too.

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Getting ahead of the curve: dance and lordosis

Getting ahead of the curve: dance and lordosis

The spine has to support every other part of the body. When viewed from the side, it has normal curves that strengthen it and keep the weight of other body parts in balance. But sometimes, those curves can become exaggerated. When that happens in the lower back, it’s called lumbar lordosis, also known as swayback.

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OCNJ Half Marathon & 5K – September 24, 2017 – Registration NOW OPEN!

2017 Date: September 24th!!!! Race Start: 8:30AM OCNJ Half Marathon, 5K, or 10 Mile Non Competitive Walk/Run in SUNNY Ocean City, NJ Year 7 – Back to the original course!! With more cheering than ever!! Unique Finishers Medals! – Collect Famous OCNJ Landmarks 2015 – 2019! 13.1 mile Half Marathon – With spectacular views of our […]

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SMART Tools – ITBand Treatment (Short Version)

So a lot of our patients have issues with pain, tenderness and tightness in and around the Iliotibial Band, often times referred to as the ITBand.  While in most cases there are various reasons why our patients present with pain in this particular tissue, treating it has been done various ways in the past, some […]

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Science Daily: Older, fitter adults experience greater brain activity while learning

Last night while surfing the web another great review study popped up on a feed that stated the following, “Older, fitter adults experience greater brain activity while learning” and I couldn’t help but click on this article.  As the oldest of the associates here at the office I pride myself on working out no less […]

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Science Daily: First study to measure effectiveness of NFL PLAY 60 program shows positive results on youth fitness

Saw this article pop up on Science Daily and the title truly peaked my interest!  I (Dr. Craig Evans) was once a HPED major at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania not so very long ago and became highly disenchanted with the idea of HPED.  HPED stands for Health and Physical Education.  If you catch me […]

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CNN Article – Here’s why you exercise so much and still can’t lose weight

We see a lot of runners in our office, as in A LOT OF RUNNERS, and we very proud of that niche!  We are the ones that occasionally have to tell them to stop running for a bit (which is always great fun… … …).  This article resurfaces every so often and is very important […]

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