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How acupuncture, Chinese medicine can support immune systems

September 17, 2018 — It's that time of year again! The season is changing, the temperatures are dropping, and the kids have gone back to school. For some of us, transitions can be less than gentle and fluidic. Taking a deeper look into what is happening during this transitional

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Knowing the signs of suicide … and the misconceptions

September 14, 2018 — September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. Throughout the month, Barton Health has partnered with local behavioral health providers and experts to share research and insight on suicide, a topic that can be hard to discuss. Suicide is a public health issue that impacts everyone.

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Childhood food allergies linked to skin

September 13, 2018 — Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says four out of every 100 children has a food allergy, and such numbers are on the rise. While the mechanisms by which a person develops an allergy to specific foods remain something of a mystery,

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Somatic experiencing for pain management and relief

September 12, 2018 — What is Somatic Experiencing (SE)? Somatic Experiencing is a body-based method to resolve symptoms of traumatic stress, including tension and pain. Pain and trauma often go hand-in-hand, and involve a complex overlapping of physical and emotional symptoms. Pain and trauma can be challenging to diagnose

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Taking care of your teen’s emotional health

September 10, 2018 — Teens experience intense physical and emotional changes, have a growing need for independence, and are strongly influenced by their social network. Teens often feel misunderstood and are sometimes hesitant to approach adults for assistance. They may be experiencing problems such as bullying, discrimination, or issues

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Pain and the brain: How perception, mindfulness and personal experience all play a critical role in managing pain

September 4, 2018 — The human experience and pain are symbiotic; pain is universal, yet highly individualized. We need to feel pain to navigate and survive in our environments. Our reaction to pain is formed at an evolutionary level, meaning our primitive brain reacts and starts a cascade of

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Take action for Suicide Prevention & Awareness Month

September 2, 2018 — September is Suicide Prevention Month, and a good time to familiarize yourself with the tools, resources and steps you can take in addressing suicide. Suicide can be prevented if the signs are detected and the right actions are taken. Healthy coping skills are critical for

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5 reasons to try apple cider vinegar

August 30, 2018 — Vinegar is a fermented liquid made from a wide array of ingredients that is used primarily to preserve and flavor food. But the uses for vinegar are almost as extensive as the variety of flavors it's available in. The word "vinegar" comes from the French

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How to prevent sports injuries in young athletes

August 28, 2018 — Sports are a great tool to teach young people various lessons. Sports can instill a sense of teamwork and responsibility in youngsters while promoting a physically active lifestyle that can benefit kids into adulthood. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that roughly 30

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Acute vs. chronic pain: What’s the difference and why do treatment options need to vary?

August 26, 2018 — Understanding pain, and the suffering that it causes, still eludes us despite decades of research in the field. Chronic pain is recognized as the most frequent cause of disability in the United States and many other industrialized nations today. The diagnosis, physiology, symptoms and treatment

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Eye conditions that can affect children

August 22, 2018 — While a loss of visual acuity is often associated with senior citizens, various diseases and conditions of the eye can affect children. The American Academy of Opthalmology says many conditions and diseases can impact a child's vision. Early diagnosis and treatment are critical to improving

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Pain management and healing with acupuncture

August 20, 2018 — The interpretation and experience of pain is an individually unique process that depends upon the physical and emotional circumstances surrounding the incidence and the extent of damage from the injury. Understanding what pain is and how it shows up in the body and mind is

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Put the flu shot on your back-to-school checklist

August 17, 2018 — Backpacks might be stocked with supplies, and new shoes may be ready to hit the school yard. However, there's an important back-to-school item that many students miss: their flu shot. Getting a flu shot as soon as the vaccine is available should be on every

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California wildfires threaten the health of young and old

August 16, 2018 — Debbie Dobrosky noticed a peculiar hue in the sky on Aug. 6 — "a very ugly yellow casting" — as she peeked outside. A large cloud of smoke had begun to cover the sun. By the next day, the smoke was so heavy that "even

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Take back your life: Pain management through nutrition and gut health — part 2

August 13, 2018 — Within every human body exists an ecosystem of trillions of micro-organisms. Bacteria, yeast and viruses all live together in and on our bodies. One of the most important scientific discoveries, made recently, was that these micro-organisms are vital to human health and survival. Researchers have

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Surprising facts about weight training

August 10, 2018 — Strength training is not only good for you physically but mentally as well. You might be surprised by the evidence in favor of using weights for health and well-being. Weight training is good for your bones: One of the many benefits of weight training is

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Vaping: A growing threat to teenagers

August 9, 2018 — Cigarette smoking continues to decline among pre-teens and teenagers according to a survey from Monitoring the Future. But the number of young people who are vaping or smoking e-cigarettes has increased. This underscores the importance of greater education for youngsters and their parents about the

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Pain management — part 1

August 6, 2018 — Pain management can be a real pain in the *** but navigating pain and understanding the process can, and should be, empowering and manageable. In 2017 the opioid crisis became recognized as a national emergency and Aug. 31 has been designated as International Overdose Awareness

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Herbs and some meds don’t mix

August 1, 2018 — Herbal remedies may be used to treat symptoms of many conditions and can often be a viable tool in an overall health plan. But there is a dearth of research evaluating the use of herbal medicines, particularly in clinical trial. However, The Mayo Clinic says

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Today is final day to register for free children’s bereavement camp at Lake Tahoe

July 31, 2018 — Today is the final day to register for a free children’s bereavement camp that will take place on the East Shore in mid-August. Known as Camp Sunrise, the multi-day camp is hosted by Barton Health at Galilee Camp and Retreat Center in Glenbrook. The camp

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