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Health Articles by Dr. Lavine

What’s Your Mindfulness Quotient?

You know the importance of proper mental attitude to achieving your goals and enjoying life at the same time. But finding the properly-nuanced balance between focus and relaxation is the spiritual challenge we all face. Here's help to face the day...

Keep Your Brain as Sharp as a Samurai Sword

Proprioception is the substrate of cognition. Haven't a clue what I'm talking about? This article will enlighten you.

Mattress Shopping – Insights from My Trials

Don't go crazy when shopping for a new mattress - read this first. It will help point you in the right direction.
Headache facts you need to know

Headache facts you need to know

Researchers are trying to develop categories and sub-categories of headache in order to better understand the headache phenomenon. But most people with headaches share a few factors in common. Work on those common factors are see how effectively you can wipe out your headache

A Hidden Source of Low Back Pain

You can't usually find the source of low back pain on an Xray or MRI. That's because your connective tissues - a primary culprit in low back pain - don't show up on these imaging tests. But don't despair - you can still fix the problem.
Hip or knee replacement?  Not so fast…

Hip or knee replacement? Not so fast…

Hip and knee replacements have become two of the most common orthopedic surgeries. They're practically a rite of passage in the 50-60-70 year old set. Do they make sense? Are there alternatives?

Medical Screening Tests Older Men Should Consider

I'm all in favor of avoiding doctor visits, but as you age there are a few medical tests that become essential. Here's a list of the most important ones.

The Myth of Deep Breathing

People assume that "deep breathing" is a good thing. But the situation is more complicated than that...

Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain – The Latest Science

I hate chronic pain and fibromyalgia. It seems like a divine injustice that people should suffer so endlessly and seemingly needlessly. At least research is beginning to uncover some of the basic physiology behind these conditions. Read on to learn more.

Gain Control Over Depression and Anxiety

The more I've learned about depression, anxiety and stress, the more I've realized two things: 1) they're extremely potent issues affecting all aspects of health, and 2) they're individual experiences which are intimately interconnected with our social experiences.

Hate Exercise? Fitness is Child’s Play

What ever happened to fun? I mean old-fashioned physical fun? Is there a Wii in everyone's future, or will hula hoop, jump rope, pogo stick, and frisbee make a comeback?

Secret to Avoiding Falls and Fractures

Thinning bones are a big worry for older people. But, regardless of your bone density, if you never fall in the first place, your risk of fracturing a bone is greatly reduced.

Low Back Pain, Section 1

Here's what I wish each of my patients - and all low back pain patients everywhere - understood about low back pain.

Sickness Cartel – Part 2

A doctor of chiropractic responds to an article about the "sickness cartel" - the alliance of drug companies, insurance companies, hospital systems,and medical organizations who have a vested interest in keeping you in fear of sickness.

Sickness Cartel Shows No Signs of Slowing

If you're trying to be healthy (and who isn't?) you need to be aware of the alliance of large drug companies, insurance companies, hospital systems, medical organizations, and large food producers that profit from sickness.

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