Articles Archive

10th Anniversary – Patient Appreciation Day

Thursday, June 18th, 2015

On Saturday June 27th from 10am to 2pm,  Rugani Family Chiropractic is celebrating 10 years in practice. Thank you to our wonderful patients for 10 great years. Join us in celebration: *Breakfast and Lunch Buffets *Raffle items *Chair Massages by the Peaceful Place **** Grand Prize is a 42″ Flat Screen TV **** *1 hour […]

Are You Suffering From the #1 Cause of Worldwide Disability?

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015

By Editorial Staff Are you suffering from back or neck pain? You’re definitely not alone, and we mean on a global scale. A series of studies emerging from the Global Burden of Disease 2010 Project, a massive collaboration between the World Health Organization, the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, the University of Queensland School […]

A Poor Choice for Relieving Your Low Back Pain

Monday, May 25th, 2015

By Editorial Staff Acetaminophen is the most popular pain reliever in the U.S., accounting for an estimated 27 billion annual doses as of 2009. With 100,000-plus hospital visits a year by users, it’s also the most likely to be taken inappropriately. In fact, improper use, coupled with the drug’s narrow safety margin, means “a large […]

Don’t “Dessert” Your Weight-Loss Goals

Monday, May 18th, 2015

By Editorial Staff You’ve committed to losing weight and changing your lifestyle forever. So far, things are going great: You’ve lost 10 pounds and feel like a new person, even with pounds left to lose. Then temptation rears its sugary, carb-loaded head when your co-worker brings in leftover brownies from last night’s party. What to […]

Posture Matters: How’s Yours?

Sunday, May 10th, 2015

By Editorial Staff May is National Posture Month, which is good timing because in today’s overworked, technology- and convenience-driven society, posture has taken a big hit lately. Let’s review a few of the common causes – and how you can address them to ensure you avoid posture-related health issues, now and down the road: Problem […]

5 Simple Food Substitutions to Improve Your Heart Health

Friday, March 13th, 2015

By Editorial Staff Heart health is a significant topic these days for two simple reasons: First, increasing evidence suggests that our poor dietary choices – particularly the Standard American Diet (SAD), characterized by heavy intake of processed, fatty, calorie-laden, fiber- and nutrient-deficient foods – puts us at major risk for heart disease; and second, evidence […]

Spring Into Shape

Sunday, March 8th, 2015

By Editorial Staff Spring officially kicks off on March 15 this year; for many people, that signals the first day of their quest to get into the shape they’ve always desired. Why Spring? Perhaps because it represents renewal, rebirth – the re-emergence of plants that shed their leaves for winter, animals that went into hibernation, […]

Science Lesson: Why Chiropractic Can Relieve Your Low Back Pain

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015

By Editorial Staff Doctors of chiropractic are known for treating low back pain – and preventing its recurrence – and recent research emphasizes the science underlying their effectiveness. A recent study suggests chiropractic care (spinal manipulation) can reduce LBP, but it also suggests chiropractic can increase spinal disc height. Why is that important? Well, loss […]

B Vitamins for the Brain

Friday, January 30th, 2015

By James P. Meschino, DC, MS The 2010 OPTIMA [Oxford Project to Investigate Memory and Ageing] study showed that the accelerated rate of brain atrophy in elderly with mild cognitive impairment can be slowed via supplementation with homocysteine-lowering B vitamins, which included folic acid, vitamin B12 and vitamin B6. This is an important finding, as […]

3 Tips to Help Tip the Scales (in the Right Direction)

Sunday, January 25th, 2015

By Editorial Staff Weight loss is a big buzzword these days, and even more so during the first few months of the year. After all, “lose weight” is the No. 1 New Year’s resolution on many people’s annual lists. Unfortunately, by year’s end (or a whole lot sooner), many of those same people will have […]

Stress and Back Pain: The Link

Tuesday, January 20th, 2015

By Perry Nickelston, DC, FMS, SFMA Stress is a part of life, and so is back pain. Ironically, stress is a leading cause of episodic back pain. Your body experiences a cascade of physiological responses during chronic stress setting the stage for injury. The human body is genetically programmed to respond to stressful situations by […]

Start the Year With an Energy Boost

Thursday, January 15th, 2015

By Editorial Staff Are you sapped from the holidays? Down in the 2015 dumps? Trudging off to the same job, same hectic schedule and same unmotivating lifestyle you survived in 2014? Give yourself a lift with these energy-boosting tips for the new year: Get back on track: Regardless of whether your December 2014 was stressful, […]

5 Awesome Ab Exercises to Tone and Tighten Your Core

Saturday, January 10th, 2015

By Editorial Staff You can flaunt your toned arms and legs, defined back and shoulders, and tight chest muscles all day long, but if your abdominal area is flabby, pudgy or otherwise unfit, you’re not going to impress anyone – first of all yourself. That’s because a toned, tightened, attractive core is just that – […]

Winter Workout: Heat Things Up

Monday, January 5th, 2015

By Editorial Staff When winter hits, does your workout take a hit? All the typical excuses seem to converge all at once: “It’s too cold!” “It’s raining!” “The kids are back in school and I don’t have time!” Are these the conversations floating around in your head these days? Then it’s time for a self-intervention. […]

When Technology Causes Pain

Tuesday, December 30th, 2014

By Editorial Staff It’s all parents can do these days to keep their overstimulated, technology-crazed children from spending all day on their smartphones, laptops, tablets and video game consoles. While technology continues to improve our lives in many ways, not the least of which is our ability to access information – a good thing when […]

Swimming For a Healthy Heart

Monday, August 25th, 2014

Today, heart disease is known as the No. 1 killer for women. Besides diet, fitness is critical in maintaining good heart health. In addition to adding more fruits and vegetables to your diet, it is important to incorporate exercises to help build endurance and cardiovascular health. One of those exercises that has been proven to […]

5 Easy Exercises to Get Your Kids Excited About Fitness

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

By Editorial Staff Even in today’s ultra-competitive, fitness-focused age, health experts generally discourage high-intensity, weight-based training by children and adolescents. One reason is that children are still growing, making them more susceptible to potential injury, particularly joint injuries. No parent wants their child suffering a knee or shoulder injury at age 10 that could affect […]

Stressed? Five Ways To Manage It Before it Affects Your Health

Friday, August 15th, 2014

By Julie T. Chen, MD Stress plays a huge factor in anyone’s overall health. The reason is because it affects you in your mind, your body, and your lifestyle habits. When people are stressed, many people stop doing some of the things they used to do that’s healthy such as exercising, eating healthy, making time […]

Too Inflexible for Yoga?

Sunday, August 10th, 2014

By Andrea Weeks Yoga often triggers the thought of “flexibility” and I have heard too many times to count “I am not flexible so I can’t do yoga” and that feeling of being inflexible is just one reason why you should have a regular yoga practice. Yoga is not about putting yourself into the form […]

Study: Health Buzzwords Misleading

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014

When you go grocery shopping, do you notice the words “whole grain” canned pasta, “organic” candy and soda that contains “antioxidants”? How likely are you to buy these without actually noticing they are not health foods? Very likely, according to researchers. Recently in the journal Food Studies, found that the majority of consumers want to […]

Obesity Shortens Your Life

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

While there are numerous health risks to being overweight, the net result can be a shorter lifespan. A recent study in the American Journal of Public Health found “compared with normal-weight adults, obese adults had at least 20% significantly higher rate of dying of all-cause or CVD (cardiovascular disease). These rates advanced death by 3.7 […]

Chiropractic for Sciatica

Friday, July 25th, 2014

Sciatica is a condition in which pain radiates from the lower back down one or both legs. This is generally caused by a problem in your lower back. While many people believe that sciatica requires surgery, a new study found that “sixty percent of patients with sciatica who had failed other medical management benefited from […]

Fit in 5: Get a Great Workout – and Then Get on With Your Day

Sunday, July 20th, 2014

By Editorial Staff “I just don’t have the time” is perhaps the most common excuse for not exercising regularly, especially among the 25-and-older crowd, who are generally immersed in such time- (and energy-) sapping pursuits such as a career, raising children, etc. While it’s true that committing to exercise requires just that – a time […]

Boston Marathon Winner Trusts in Chiropractic Care

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

By Editorial Staff When Meb Keflezighi crossed the finish line at the 2014 Boston Marathon, becoming the first American man to win the prestigious event in 21 years, he exemplified more than just “Boston Strong” one year after the senseless terrorist bombings; he embodied “chiropractic strong,” a testament to the work of his doctor of […]

Paying the Price for Going Mobile

Thursday, July 10th, 2014

By Paul Hooper, DC, MPH, MS I just got back from a trip to the East Coast. On my trip, I spent a fair amount of time in airports, on planes and on trains (sounds like a good movie title). As is not uncommon for me (I’m still a bit old-school), I was amazed at […]

Are High Protein Diets Healthy?

Saturday, July 5th, 2014

By Julie T. Chen, MD Most of my patients, in my clinic of integrative medicine in San Jose CA, will tell you that I am more of a fan about eating a higher protein diet than I am at eating a higher starch diet. But, no matter how good something can be for your health, […]

The 6-Minute Workout

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

By Editorial Staff Think you can’t get a great workout in only 6 minutes? Try these eight exercises and decide for yourself. We think you’ll be too out of breath to object – and too pleased with the results to complain. Perform the following exercises consecutively for 30 seconds apiece, resting only to transition from […]

What is Cortisol and How Does it Affect Your Health?

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

By Julie T. Chen, MD Cortisol is a stress hormone that your body secretes to help your organs function optimally, quickly, and more effectively during periods of stress. This is part of that “fight or flight” response where when stressed, your body thinks it needs to crank up the function of everything including your heart […]

Would You Risk Your Life for Pain Relief?

Friday, June 20th, 2014

By Editorial Staff While no one can question the profound impact pain, whether acute or chronic, can have on your life, it’s worth asking a simple question: Would you put your life in jeopardy to relieve your pain? A new opioid approved by the Food and Drug Administration last fall and available by prescription this […]

Simplifying Weight Loss: 3 Key Principles to Guide Your Program

Sunday, June 15th, 2014

By Editorial Staff Losing weight can seem pretty complicated sometimes, and justifiably so, particularly if you’re the one trying to do it. Which diet should I follow? How many calories should I eat? How often should I exercise? What kinds of exercises should I do? The information out there these days is staggering and can […]

Were We Really Born to Run?

Tuesday, June 10th, 2014

By Thomas Michaud, DC According to a few well-respected paleoanthropologists, our ancient ancestors (specifically Homo erectus) wereso efficient at running they could chase prey for hours, eventually killing the exhausted animals by hand. In an interesting paper that went on to create the barefoot running movement, Bramble and Lieberman claim that the consumption of meat […]

How to Avoid Back Surgery: See a Chiropractor First

Thursday, June 5th, 2014

By Editorial Staff According to the Mayo Clinic, “back surgery is needed in only a small percentage of cases. Most back problems can be taken care of with nonsurgical treatments, such as anti-inflammatory medication, ice, heat, gentle massage and physical therapy.” Accurate on face value, but missing an important piece of the puzzle. Yes, while […]

A Stretch Goes a Long Way

Friday, May 30th, 2014

By Chelsea Cooper, MPA, CPT As we age, our muscles tighten and range of motion in our joints decreases. This can impact even the most active lifestyle and hinder your normal day-to-day activities. Tasks that used to be simple, like zipping up a dress or reaching for a can off the top shelf, may become […]

Keep Your Bones Healthy

Sunday, May 25th, 2014

By Julie T. Chen, MD Many of us don’t think about our bones until we are in our later years in life. But, the factors that contribute to keeping our bones healthy need to be addressed earlier in life. So, the goal of this article is to get you thinking about your bones many years […]

Is Your Insomnia Harming You?

Tuesday, May 20th, 2014

On average, how many sleepless nights do you have a week? If it is more than two or three, your risk of stroke and heart attack are automatically doubled. Not getting the sleep you need (an average of 7-8 hours a night) can put you in danger’s way. According to the latest research from the […]

How To Maintain Good Blood Pressure

Thursday, May 15th, 2014

By Julie T. Chen, MD For many people, blood pressure isn’t something we think about every day. For those with high blood pressure issues, even then, it may not be something they regularly think about. But…our blood pressure is very important in how we feel. Symptoms that may indicate too high of a blood pressure […]

What to Do About Whiplash

Saturday, May 10th, 2014

Prevention and Treatment Strategies By Dr. Perry Nickelston Whiplash is the most common injury associated with motor vehicle accidents, affecting up to 83 percent of those involved in collisions, and is a common cause of chronic disability. The Quebec Task Force (QTF) on Whiplash Associated Disorders defines whiplash as “bony or soft tissue injuries” resulting […]

Twice the Workout, Half the Time

Monday, May 5th, 2014

By Editorial Staff Whether you’re an exercise veteran, new to the game or somewhere in between, you’ve probably already learned one of the most important lessons: You have to make time to work out. Chances are your daily schedule isn’t going to open wide anytime soon and give you hour after hour of unfilled time […]

Help Your Kids Cope with Stress

Thursday, May 1st, 2014

The world around us is always filled with uncertainty. As adults, we process experiences and how the world affects us in various ways, including stress. Often, we get tangled up in our own stress and forget about how stress may also be affecting the children in our life. Kids, as carefree as they may seem, […]

Pain Relief Without a Price

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

By Editorial Staff A growing awareness of the dangers of prescription pain drugs has been gaining momentum for the past few years. It is reflected in the Policy Impact brief and “Vitalsigns” report published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in November 2011 and July 2013, respectively. An article by CNN at […]

Musculoskeletal Pain? Try Vitamin D

Friday, April 25th, 2014

Vitamin D has already been shown to reduce the risk of some cancers, diabetes, dementia, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis and other life-threatening ailments. Earlier studies have also shown the ability for Vitamin D to reduce various forms of pain. A study from The Netherlands of people with “persistent nonspecific musculoskeletal pain” separated the subjects into […]

Breast Cancer Screening: Mammography Vs. Thermography

Sunday, April 20th, 2014

By Bruce H. Robinson, MD, FACS, MSOM (Hon) The gold standard test for breast cancer screening in the medical clinics of Western medicine has been mammography for many years. The use of this diagnostic test, however, has always been encumbered with controversy. There have been vociferous opponents of mammography, as well as staunch proponents. It […]

Sticking With Fitness: It’s Good to Be Flexible

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

By Editorial Staff Depending on where you live, the winter months can be challenging when it comes to sticking to a fitness program. That’s no more true than this season, which has proven to be extreme and unpredictable. How do you keep to your program when the weather can turn on you in a moment’s […]

How to Rehab the Right Way

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

By Jasper Sidhu, DC With the exception of professional athletes, few people know where to turn after suffering an injury that limits their ability to exercise, perform daily activities – or in worse-case scenarios, even move. The rehabilitation process may seem complicated, but it’s actually fairly straightforward (depending on the injury) once you know the […]

Beyond Weight Loss: Diets With a Purpose

Saturday, April 5th, 2014

By Tina Beaudoin, ND Each person is unique and as such, has varying needs based on genetics and current state of health. Some prefer to accomplish their health goals through diet and lifestyle alone, while others may opt to rely heavily on supplementation or pharmaceutical interventions. Nutrition, exercise and mental health are important predictors of […]

Vitamin B-12 Deficient? This Might Be Why

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

When most people seek help for issues with gastrointestinal issues and acid reflux they turn to acid-suppressing drugs such as proton-pump inhibitors. Many of these are available over-the-counter and by prescription. Turns out many of these drugs are being highlighted by new studies reported in the New York Times for having an impact of low […]

Can You Hear This? Your Weight Might Be The Reason

Thursday, March 20th, 2014

For women who are seeking a way to preserve their hearing, the solution is to maintain a healthy weight, according to new studies reported in various outlets this month. The study, published in The American Journal of Medicine, found that when a woman has a high body mass and a large waist there seems to […]

Spring Into Action: Take It Outdoors

Saturday, March 15th, 2014

Daylight savings time is only a few weeks away and spring isn’t far behind, bringing (we hope) brighter days, warmer temperatures and the opportunity to take your exercise program outdoors after what has been a bitter winter in many parts of the country. Perfect timing for exercise enthusiasts, both beginner and seasoned, who’ve been largely […]

A Total-Body Workout in 5 Easy Steps

Monday, March 10th, 2014

Part 4: The Back & Shoulders By Chelsea Cooper Chelsea Cooper, certified personal trainer and fitness expert, continues her five-part series covering each of the major muscle zones. This month, learn the best exercises to shape and tone your back and shoulders. BACK DUMBBELL ROW Getting Started 1 Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart, toes […]

Big Pharma Exposed – Again

Wednesday, March 5th, 2014

By Donald M. Petersen Jr., BS, HCD(hc), FICC(h) How would you feel if you learned your elderly mother or your child were being treated with a drug never intended to be used as medication for their illness? Or that they had been prescribed a drug intended to quell psychotic symptoms, even though they weren’t experiencing […]

How to Avoid Back Surgery: See a Chiropractor First

Sunday, March 2nd, 2014

How to Avoid Back Surgery: See a Chiropractor First According to the Mayo Clinic, “back surgery is needed in only a small percentage of cases. Most back problems can be taken care of with nonsurgical treatments, such as anti-inflammatory medication, ice, heat, gentle massage and physical therapy.” Accurate on face value, but missing an important […]

An Apple a Day Keeps the Statin Drugs at Bay

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

By G. Douglas Andersen, DC, DACBSP, CCN On the 100th anniversary of the first appearance of the phrase, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away,” researchers from Oxford published a paper titled “A Statin a Day Keeps the Doctor Away: Comparative Proverb Assessment Modeling Study.” After I read the paper, I felt “An Apple […]

Foods That Fight Inflammation

Thursday, February 20th, 2014

By Julie T. Chen, MD Acute inflammation is necessary for survival. For example, when we get cuts, we need to inflame and let our immune and blood cells work hard to heal our cut. But chronic inflammation where our body non-specifically is in an inflammatory state all the time, is not good for our health. […]

Pain in the Forecast

Saturday, February 15th, 2014

By Linsay Way, DC It’s a running joke in our clinic that the most accurate method of predicting storms is to see how full the waiting room is. But why do some people seem to be able to predict coming rains based on their aches and pains? It’s a question I hear from my patients […]

Beat Inflammation With Turmeric

Monday, February 10th, 2014

Turmeric is a member of the ginger family. It has been used for thousands of years in India as a spice and food additive, helping give many curries color and flavor. The plant’s root and rhizome, or underground stem, are used medicinally. Historically, turmeric has been prescribed to treat a wide range of conditions, from […]

Fat But Fit?

Wednesday, February 5th, 2014

What matters more? Physical activity or your BMI? According to researchers, the more you move the better. Researchers at Middle Tennessee State University, examined 10 past studies that recorded information about participants’ body mass indexes and fitness levels. The studies looked at the weight and fitness levels of thousands of participants (the largest one included […]

Five Things You Need To Know To Keep Your Child Healthy

Saturday, January 25th, 2014

By Julie T. Chen, MD Parents in my clinic are always asking about how to keep their children healthy. I am a fundamentalist by nature in the sense that I think the day to day little things affect their health the most. In my opinion, the top three main aspects that I think may impact […]

Three Natural Foods To Fight The Flu

Monday, January 20th, 2014

Flu season is in full effect. Are you prepared? If you are looking to staying healthy this flu season go for a few natural foods that can boost your immune system. Here are three that have been proven to do the job: 1. Raw garlic Garlic is considered a powerful flu fighter. Garlic contains compounds […]

Steering Clear of Cancer

Wednesday, January 15th, 2014

Steering Clear of Cancer By Julie T. Chen, MD Most people I know, are very afraid of the “C” word. Cancer. Even patients who are not afraid of heart disease or other diseases, somehow, cancer is the word they are incredibly scared of. I don’t blame them. It sure does scare me a lot. So, […]

3 Strategies to Survive the Unhealthy Holidays

Friday, January 10th, 2014

By Editorial Staff Feeling more than a little discouraged in the aftermath of your latest holiday overindulgence – the Thanksgiving feast? You’re not alone in feeling that way, but that’s not the best news. While you can expect December to be just as, if not more challenging to your diet and fitness goals, the best […]

A Little Fat Can Go a Long Way

Sunday, January 5th, 2014

By Drs. Ronald Klatz and Robert Goldman Let’s face it: Too many of us eat too much fat, and when we do, it’s usually the bad kind, not the good. What are good fats? We’re talking monounsaturated or polyunsaturated fats and omega-3 fatty acids, and research demonstrates moderate consumption of these fats confer a number […]

Make Your Gut A Priority

Monday, December 30th, 2013

By Marlene Merritt, DOM, LAc, ACN We think it’s so easy — just take that probiotic to make up for whatever damage might have happened from the prescription antibiotic your doctor gave you, and you’ll be fine, right? And that antibiotic — you hear about antibiotic resistance, but you take it correctly, and you really […]

3 Causes of Low Energy

Friday, December 20th, 2013

By Editorial Staff Food affects our energy on many different levels. Don’t eat enough and you’ll feel tired; eat too much and you’ll feel sluggish. The types of foods are also key; even a small meal that’s sugar- or fat-heavy will weigh you down (literally and figuratively), while the same portion size bursting with complex […]

Statins Myotosis: A Not-So-Rare Cause of Muscle Pain

Sunday, December 15th, 2013

By Deborah Pate, DC, DACBR Editor’s note: With the recently released guidelines from the American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology that focus on risk factors, not just cholesterol levels, there has been widespread speculation that statin use will increase exponentially. Statins are a class of drugs that lower cholesterol levels in the bloodstream […]

An Ancient Therapy That Works

Thursday, December 5th, 2013

Ancient traditions can help many people overcome health issues. When it comes to the practice of QiGong, the slow, meditative exercise this is very true. Qigong has been known to help people overcome anxiety, depression and overall fatigue. And, there are studies to prove it. In the most recent study published online, Qigong was noted […]

How to Avoid Sitting Too Much and Moving Too Little

Saturday, November 30th, 2013

By Paul Hooper, DC, MPH, MS Partly due to rising health costs and the awareness that sitting for long periods has a negative effect on health, there is some significant motivation to get workers out of their chairs and on their feet. In addition to the stated health benefits, people tend to be more productive […]

Putting the Lid on Transfats

Monday, November 25th, 2013

It is in your favorite snacks, your cooking oils and a lot of your fast food favorites – they are called transfats and they are making headlines by jeopardizing the health of millions of Americans by clogging arteries and contributing to heart disease. Just this past month, the FDA announced it was opening a 60 […]

The Power of Vitamin K

Thursday, November 14th, 2013

You may have heard rumblings in recent years that vitamin K helps reduce the risk of osteoporosis and cardiovascular disease, and is administered intravenously by some integrative medical doctors who combine it with high-dose vitamin C in cancer treatment. Here's what you need to know about the power of vitamin K. Read More >>

A Modern View on Traditional Diets

Monday, November 11th, 2013

When it comes to our eating habits, we remain in the dark about much of it. In the modern era, we hold various misconceptions about calories, fat and the actual nutritional value of many foods. How can we find the answers? By looking back at history for a few lessons on how people used to […]

Stress-Free School Year

Thursday, November 7th, 2013

With a new year school comes hectic schedules, meal planning, homework and a variety of other tasks that can heap considerable stress on children and parents alike. That's bad news because as we all know, stress isn't healthy, particularly if you don't know how to handle it. Here are some common school-year stress triggers and […]

Grains: Friend or Foe?

Monday, November 4th, 2013

How is it that grains have been noted for their role in human nutrition over the millennia, yet there seems to be this conundrum of how we can extract the nutrition from them? Are we are missing some simple, necessary steps that lend themselves to using the nutrition stored in the grain, while reducing or […]

Good for the Heart

Thursday, October 31st, 2013

Anyone who's survived coronary heart disease or a stroke knows it's critical to take care of their health. Many take a variety of drugs to treat their condition, but now evidence suggests there are more effective ways without the nasty side effects of medication. In fact, according to a new study, exercising is a more […]

Beware: Cold Season Is Back! Natural Defense Strategies

Monday, October 28th, 2013

Summer season has officially ended and yes, that means cold season is back, and more than likely with a vengeance. Do you know the earliest signs of cold symptoms and what to do about them? Fortunately, there are several natural ways you can conquer a cold – and even prevent colds from striking. It's time […]

Beat Breast Cancer One Step at a Time: The Power of Walking

Thursday, October 24th, 2013

There are many benefits to being active, but do you know women can help prevent one of the most common cancers – breast cancer – simply by moving more? The more a woman incorporates activities such as walking into her daily routine, the more she reduces her risk, according to the latest research. Find out […]

Antibiotic Use in Infancy Leads to Weight Gain?

Monday, October 21st, 2013

A recent study suggests infants who receive antibiotics during the earliest time window (first six months of life) are more likely to have increased body mass index (BMI) from 10-38 months of age compared to infants who receive no antibiotic exposure.What's so interesting about this issue is that antibiotic use remains widespread, particularly in infants […]

Healthy Snacks: The Key to Healthy Eating

Thursday, October 17th, 2013

Think a healthy snack is anything low in calories? Not true. Many snacks are 'low fat' or 'light,' but are stuffed with preservatives, trans-fats and/or artificial sugars. Consider healthy snacks as anything that is vegetable- or plant-based and doesn't come in a stick, box, bar, or any shape that doesn't naturally come off a tree […]

Make Your Body Stronger as You Age

Monday, October 14th, 2013

Aging can bring on a variety of health issues, one of which is overall weakness. The body's structural system tends to decline with age, which can lead to debilitating health issues. Some people experience these changes as early as their 40s. What can you do to make sure your body stays strong as you age? […]

Treat Your Brain Like a Muscle: Take Time to Exercise It

Thursday, October 10th, 2013

Mental "exercise" helps the brain grow stronger, faster and better able to complete the millions of daily tasks it is charged with, from memory to problem solving to attention; not to mention controlling every aspect of the rest of the body. Here are a few easy ways to exercise your brain every day. Read More […]

Healthy Spices: A Spoonful of Cinnamon Goes a Long Way

Monday, October 7th, 2013

The next time you are in search of a spice that is tasty and also healthful, reach for cinnamon. A new study has found that sprinkling a spoonful of cinnamon on breakfast foods not only adds a burst of flavor, but also dramatically lowers blood sugar levels. Read More >>

Refer A Friend Promo

Monday, November 5th, 2012

ENJOY A FREE 30 MINUTE MASSAGE ON US! Tell your friends and family members how much you’ve benefited from chiropractic care and receive a free 1/2 hour massage at A Peaceful Place Massage and Wellness Center! Many of our patients share their chiropractic success stories with others. We would like to acknowledge them for their […]

Benefits of Massage for Runners

Monday, October 8th, 2012

A Free Lecture October 10th, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. at Rugani Family Chiropractic 1733 Route 9 Clifton Park, NY 12065 Swedish massage and a special technique called “Myofascial Release” can offer runners, joggers, triathletes, walkers and even couch potatoes relief from the plague of sore body parts. Virginia Touhey, Licensed Massage Therapist specializing in Myofascial […]

Prevention & Treatment of Common Low Back Complaints!

Monday, October 8th, 2012

Lower back problems are very common. They typically result from muscular strain, disc injuries and degeneration due to age or arthritis. The good news is that chiropractic and the right exercise (Functional Movement) are very effective approaches to reducing low back pain and promoting recovery. This free lecture will address the causes of lower back […]

All About Neck Pain

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

Featuring Teresa Burke, Certified Functional Movement Specialist, and Silvio T. Rugani, Doctor of Chiropractic It’s no wonder that the neck bears the brunt of poor posture, incorrect sleeping positions, car accidents and aging. It supports over 10 lbs of weight! Neck injuries can lead to symptoms of pain or tingling in the upper body, as […]

Caring for Shoulder Injuries

Monday, September 26th, 2011

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28TH, 6:30 – 7:30 PM AT RUGANI FAMILY CHIROPRACTIC Talk with Dr. Silvio Rugani of Rugani Family Chiropractic, and Theresa Burke, Health Plex fitness trainer, about how to prevent shoulder injuries, and what to do if you already have an injury. Dr. Rugani will discuss how to treat shoulder injuries using advanced chiropractic […]


Wednesday, April 6th, 2011

Spinal Decompression Therapy is very effective for certain conditions of the spine. For the month of April, decompression sessions will be on sale at half the normal fee – only $30 each! You may even prepay and use whenever you wish! Contact us for details!

5th Anniversary Open House

Friday, April 23rd, 2010

Celebrating 5 years in business!  Mark your calendar for our big Open House. Rugani Family Chiropractic is sponsoring a food drive to benefit CAPTAIN Youth & Family Services as part of it's 5th Year Business Anniversary. Donations may be dropped off at Rugani Family Chiropractic, which is located at 1733 Route 9 in the D&G […]