Cold and Flu Season is Here!

The weather has changed and the sniffles have returned!  A few simple precautions can help keep the nasty cold and flu bugs away from you.  1) Wash your hands, frequently!  2) Dress for the weather; shorts and a T-shirt are not sufficient when the temperature is below...

Be Smart Be Safe!

Marcum Chiropractic’s Dr. Hartwig is a biomechanical expert.  He has significant experience counseling patients on posture, ergonomics, lifting techniques, and vehicle occupancy positioning.  He has spoken to many patients and various companies on safety...

It’s All In Your Head

Mild Traumatic Brain Injuries (MTBI), often called concussions, are one of the most commonly misdiagnosed or completely missed injuries following a car accident.  Symptoms may include dizziness, vision/hearing disturbance, ringing in the ears, loss of appetite,...

Dangerous Situations

The fires in Oregon and the hurricanes in Texas and Florida are good reminders to always be prepared.  Hundreds of hikers had to spend a night in the Columbia Gorge due to the fires.  Many did not have any supplies or water with them.  Thankfully, everyone made it...

Back To School!

Wow!  Summer flew by this year.  Seems like yesterday that the flowers were just starting to bloom.  We hope you had a great summer filled with fun, laughter, and health.  Knowing that school has started in many districts, please keep the following in mind when it...

Food for Thought

When ‘I’ is replaced by “We” an amazing thing happens…”Illness” becomes “Wellness.” If you want to transform your life and make positive changes to your health call Marcum Chiropractic.  Our wonderful staff of...

Too Hot to Handle?

During Portland’s heatwave make sure to stay safe.  Here are a few simple tips to follow: 1) Drink plenty of water and remember that alcoholic and caffeinated beverages can lead to dehydration.  2) Stay in the shade or use plenty of sunscreen.  3) NEVER leave a...

Headaches…Ouch!

There is no such thing as a “normal headache.”  I hear this phrase frequently and have to explain that all headaches are a sign that something is askew with your body.  A very large percentage of headaches originate in the neck due to tight muscles and...

A Better Alternative!

The United States makes up approximately 4.6% of the world’s population.  Sadly, we consume almost 99% of the world’s hydrocodone (a.k.a., Norco, Vicodin, Lorcet, etc.).  These figures are stunning.  The standard of care in America includes prescription...

Have a Fun Fourth of July!

Everyone at Marcum Chiropractic wishes you a very Happy Fourth of July!  Enjoy the parades, picnics, fireworks, etc. Please remember to use common sense and do not drink and drive.  Also, be extra careful when enjoying fireworks.  Do NOT light any while holding them...