Integrative Medicine

Food for thought
Bring in a nonperishable food item during regular business hours to Lifestyle Health at the St. Cloud Area Family YMCA and receive a coupon for 20 percent off an individual massage or acupuncture session. Limit one coupon per individual. All food will be donated to the local food shelf. Offer valid through Nov. 10.
To the rescue with medical massage
After a ski accident left Kari Dembouski with a hurting neck and shoulder, she turned to Lifestyle Health for relief. After previously using the program’s weight management services and losing 102 pounds, the 46-year-old felt optimistic when they suggested medical massage. Read Kari’s story.

Many Supplements Contain Unapproved, Dangerous Ingredients: Study

FRIDAY, Oct. 12, 2018 -- U.S. health officials have issued more than 700 warnings during the last decade about the sale of dietary supplements that contain unapproved and potentially dangerous drug ingredients, new research reveals.

In nearly all cases (98 percent), the presence of such ingredients was not noted anywhere on supplement labeling, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration found.

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For Pain Relief, Why Not Try Drug-Free Alternatives?

TUESDAY, Oct. 2, 2018 -- Pain sends more people to the doctor than any other ailment. But if you don't want relief from a medicine bottle -- or when that relief isn't enough -- consider complementary and integrative health approaches for their emotional as well as physical benefits.

Though certain types of movement can feel painful, especially if you're in the midst of an osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis flare, some exercise disciplines are actually soothing.

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