UC4Life Wellness Center Welcomes Two New Practitioners

Summer has been a time of growth for Dr. Jacob Torres, DC, and his professional team at UC4Life Wellness Center, which has two locations in San Antonio.

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Yoga Relieves Back Pain

Yoga for Back

Could a simple yoga class ease chronic back pain? Yes, say researchers in two recent studies.

Scientists at the University of Washington found that subjects reported a 61 percent decrease in back pain when practicing yoga in a 12-week period compared with doing simple stretching. 

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Antibacterials May Make Kids Allergy-Prone


Adults’ obsession with antibacterial soaps, toothpastes and other personal care products may be making our children more prone to many allergies, according to research from the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center, in Baltimore, Maryland. While not the direct cause, researchers say such products may impair the development of children’s immune systems.

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DITI Imaging Offers September Sale on Full-Body Scans

Diti Imaging

Digital thermography may be best known as a pain-free breast screening option, part of a regular preventive care regimen. You may not know that full body scans are also available and that they can help detect and monitor certain diseases and physical injuries.

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Brain Balance Center Opens in San Antonio: Provides Brain-Based, Drug-Free Help for Kids


If your child suffers from behavioral, academic or social challenges, you are not alone. Almost 1 in 10 children between ages 3-17 has been diagnosed with ADHD, and many other children struggle with learning issues, behavior problems, processing disorders, Asperger’s, high functioning autism, dyslexia, Tourette’s and other issues.

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Solar Socket: Portable Power from Any Windowpane


 The Window Socket, a new device that attaches to any window using a suction cup, provides a small amount of electricity to charge and operate small devices from its solar panel.

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23rd Annual Run & Walk for AIDS Happens Sept. 14


Several hundred runners and walkers are expected to gather at the Blue Star Arts Complex early on Sept. 14 for the 23rd Run & Walk for AIDS, benefitting the San Antonio AIDS Foundation. The 5K run and 2-mile walk is one of the foundation’s largest funraisers; teams and individuals are invited to participate.

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DEEP-HEALING YOGA: Release Trauma, Build Resilience

Yoga Pose

by Sarah Todd

When a woman separated from her husband last fall, she tried hard to shut down her emotions. A 30-year-old working mother of two young boys, she felt she couldn’t afford to be sad or angry, even as she contemplated divorce. But something shifted when she began taking yoga classes in her town in northern Michigan. “It was my one place to relax and let go,” says Emily, who asked that her real name stay private.

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Yoga in Motion Celebrates New Ownership with Grand Re-Opening Sept. 7

Terry Ruel

During the past decade, countless San Antonio residents found a sanctuary and path to greater physical, mental and emotional wellbeing at Yoga in Motion, founded by Effie Wood, one of the treasured “grande dames” within the local yoga scene. When Wood announced her retirement earlier this year, Yoga in Motion faithful lamented the closing of her Castle Hills studio.

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“Green” Dry Cleaning in San Antonio: True Green Offers Earth-Friendly Alternative


The dry cleaning industry doesn’t have the most environmentally friendly reputation. Perchloroethylene (known as “perc), classified by the EPA as a carcinogen, remains the most commonly used dry cleaning solvent.

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