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Dr Bret Wilson
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Don’t Ever Give Up

I often hear from patients who seek care at my office that when the pain began they stopped movement and avoided activity to let it heal. The problem is often that for the sake of an isolated body part condition, the person has stopped moving all together. Click here for the full article.
Dr Bret Wilson
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Getting Over the Hump

I was visiting with some friends the other day. The subject of diet and exercise came up. Our friends, a couple in their 60s, had been working on a program over the last year to improve their health. They had been diligent with their diet and persistent with their exercise. Click here for the full article.
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Understanding Aspergers

What do you get when you cross the mildest and highest functioning form of autism and attention deficit disorder? Asperger’s. According to Autism United, Asperger’s Syndrome is a “neurologically-based disorder of development”. Click here for the full article.
Dr Bret Wilson
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Where Did I Park the Car?

Perhaps you have had a relative, friend or spouse who has been affected by the most common form of dementia, Alzheimer’s disease. Current statistics indicate that people diagnosed with the changes of memory, thinking and behavior now has grown to one in eight for people aged 65 and older. It is more prevalent in women than men. The number will likely escalate as the baby boomers age. Four percent of case are considered early onset, occurring in individuals under 65. The figure of cases increases to 43% of persons over 85 years old. Click here for the full article.
Dr Bret Wilson
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Back to School

It is a time anticipated with excitement and apprehension. The long lazy days of summer now transition into the schedules and structured activities of the school year. The class schedule, bus schedule and time for activities and homework are all part of back to school. Click here for the full article.
Dr Bret Wilson
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Santa or Reindeer

The holidays can be a time of great joy and celebration. The holidays are also busy, stressful and often unhealthy. So if you were going to pattern your lifestyle choices after two of the season’s iconic characters-which one would be the healthier choice? Click here for the full article.
Dr Bret Wilson
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What can I take to Lose Weight

I recommend you take a walk. Diet pills, crash diets, lap band surgery are not the answer. Better diet, portion control and exercise are the keys to regaining or maintaining a healthy weight. Click here for the full article.
Dr Bret Wilson
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Learn to Save a Life

Imagine you are walking along a hiking trail and you come across another person who is unconscious. You are at a football game and a fellow spectator clutches their chest and falls to the ground. What would you do if, while enjoying a day on the water, a friend or family member nearly drowns and is in need of help? How would you respond to these situations? Call for emergency services and administer cardio pulmonary resuscitation or CPR. Your actions can help save a life and buy time until emergency services can arrive. CPR Training Click here for the full article.
Dr Bret Wilson
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Posture Tips for Back to School

It is the time of year when our children are either starting back to school, or soon will be. Along with new school clothes, notebooks, pencils, lunch boxes and book bags, there are also potential stresses added to growing spines from postures and activities at school. So here are some tips to help kids maintain and improve posture as they improve their minds. Back Packs Click here for the full article.
Dr Bret Wilson
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Housework, if done right, will kill you

Housework, if done right, will kill you. Erma Bombeck It is said that if you want something done right do it yourself. In part due to the pride and diligence of many people, they do their own chores around the house. They move through the house and yard cleaning, bending, pushing, pulling, squatting, reaching, lifting, and carrying. Repetitious motions, prolonged postures and persistence to fatigue. The result: a tidy home and yard, and a tired and sore body. Perhaps if we re-define the idea of “done right” we can get the work done and save some of the ache and pain. Click here for the full article.