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Spinal Destination: The Rise of Chiropractic

As time goes on, more people are viewing chiropractic therapy as a viable alternative to conventional medical treatment. Photo: Springtown Wellness Center – Jag Dhesi, D.C. (2015)

As time goes on, more people are viewing chiropractic therapy as a viable alternative to conventional medical treatment. Photo: Springtown Wellness Center – Jag Dhesi, D.C. (2015)

More than 120 years since its inception, chiropractic treatment has finally come into its own as a health care alternative, having gained widespread acceptance by professionals and patients alike. According to Dr. Jag Dhesi, owner of Springtown Wellness Center in Livermore, more people than ever are turning to chiropractic treatment because they’re attracted by its attestable results and natural, non-invasive character. “There are few instances in health care where a patient comes into an appointment wincing with pain and walks out pain-free—especially without any kind of injection, pill or surgical procedure,” he says. “However, with chiropractic, that’s often the case.” Continue reading “Spinal Destination: The Rise of Chiropractic” »

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Protecting Your Home from a Tick Infestation

To protect yourself and your family, take proactive measures to keep ticks at bay. Photo: ATCO Pest Control (2015)

To protect yourself and your family, take proactive measures to keep ticks at bay. Photo: ATCO Pest Control (2015)

While ticks can be found all year-round, they’re most prevalent in the warm summer months. Since ridding a home of a tick infestation can be a long and arduous process, it’s best to take proactive measures to protect yourself and your family. Consider the following tips:

Create a tick-free landscape
The first step to keeping ticks out of your home is to keep them out of your yard, which is why it’s important to maintain well-trimmed foliage. To provide additional security for outdoor play and leisure spaces, create a buffer zone of gravel or wood chips to maintain a separation from forested areas. Continue reading “Protecting Your Home from a Tick Infestation” »

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Industry Overview: Optometry 101

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If you’re concerned about maintaining healthy vision, it’s helpful to familiarize yourself with the basics of vision care.

Due to its characteristic complexity, the vision care field can be confusing for the uninitiated, so it’s a good idea to gain some familiarity prior to seeking professional services. In this article, we cover some of the basics, from key industry terms to frequently asked questions.

Optometrist, Ophthalmologist, Optician: Differentiating Designations

Optometrists are doctors of optometry who can examine eyes for diseases and vision problems, fit people with glasses and contact lenses, prescribe medications, and provide pre- and post-operative eye surgery care. Continue reading “Industry Overview: Optometry 101” »

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