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Jason Wanlass: Anti-rotation core exercises

Jason Wanlass, of Champion Fitness Training, leads you through four exercises for a healthy core, which includes resisting twisting and bending sideways against unbalanced weight. It's fun! Try the landmine rainbows, farmer walk, pallof press and bird dog.

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Vaccination safety — no question about it

After we noticed the safety of vaccines here in the U.S. being called into question, we wanted to let YOU know the facts: Not only is the quality and integrity of your vaccines held to the highest standards, but every year the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention goes to great lengths to provide an easy-to-follow, appropriate vaccine schedule that’s as safe as possible for children, adolescents and adults.

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Are bathroom runs your No. 1 problem? Help is available

I have only one regret about not having been born a man, and it concerns plumbing, namely how easy it is for men to eliminate liquid waste, whether by avoiding long bathroom lines or being able to relieve themselves discreetly when no facility is available. My male envy grew after I contracted poison ivy on unmentionable parts when nature called during a hike in the woods.

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Pain, the opioid epidemic and how health care has to improve

Opioid addiction is a national epidemic — and so is chronic pain. Could there be a relationship? In 2015, 2 million Americans had a substance-use disorder involving prescription pain relievers. By the end of the year, more than 33,000 people had died from opioid overdoses involving prescription painkillers, heroin, fentanyl or combos. A study in the Journal of Pain stated: 126.1 million adults reported experiencing pain in the previous three months, with 25.3 million adults suffering daily pain and 23.4 million reporting a lot of pain.

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Overweight and obese kids — the solution starts at home

What do 8.9 percent of 2- to 5-year-olds, 17.5 percent of 6- to 11-year-olds, and 20.5 percent of 12- to 19-year-olds in the U.S. have in common? Aside from big worries that sooner or later “SpongeBob Squarepants” will get canceled and a love of all things digital, those are the numbers of obese American kids — a total of 12.7 million. (Many more are overweight.)

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Cold, hard truth: Winter weather is a health hazard

Most of the Northern Hemisphere is in the throes of the deadliest time of the year. Cold kills, and I don’t mean just extreme cold and crippling blizzards. I mean ordinary winter cold, like that typically experienced, chronically or episodically, by people in every state but Hawaii from late fall through early spring.

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Jason Wanlass: Anti-rotation core exercises

Jason Wanlass, of Champion Fitness Training, leads you through four exercises for a healthy core, which includes resisting twisting and bending sideways against unbalanced weight. It's fun! Try the landmine rainbows, farmer walk, pallof press and bird dog.
Katherine Jones kjones@idahostatesman.com
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Jason Wanlass: Anti-rotation core exercises

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