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Superfoods for Your Brain: Wild Salmon

The human brain is constructed of 60 percent fat so it makes sense that a certain intake of fatty acids will help it function at its highest level. Foods rich in omega-3 fats give the brain what it needs to continue developing and reduce deterioration.

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Is Ice or Heat Better For Your Back Injury?

If you were an athlete back in the day or are raising one now or even if you are just a sports nut, you’ve heard the argument between whether ice or heat is better for non-medicinal therapy for an injury. We’re here to settle that argument with a compromise – they’re both helpful, but for different conditions.

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How To Be a Back Pain Caregiver

It’s been a long road of pain and frustration for your loved one. You’ve watched him or her experience back pain for quite some time now and you’ve felt powerless to help. As a wife, husband, brother, sister, son, daughter, you’ve had to do what you can to ensure they have some quality of life left to experience and you’ve finally convinced them to go to Legacy for treatment. While they always turn to conservative care and a comprehensive team approach, you find out your loved one will need minimally invasive surgery. So what does that mean for you? What can you do to help?

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Left or Right Brained

Those who work in the neurosciences deal with the physical aspects of the brain – blood flow, diseases and cancers of the brain, and other neurological abnormalities. But what people are usually more interested in is how does it function within each person’s personality? Is it a myth that more activity shows up in the left part of the brain if you are analytical or organized, or more activity lights up in the right brain if you’re a painter or designer? Is it possible to have a perfect balance of left and right brain tendencies?

Discover which side of your brain is sending up fireworks by reading the descriptions below:

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