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Finding Out When Things Go Wrong

August 27, 2015
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Sadly, adverse events continue to be all too common in medicine. The U.S. Office of the Inspector General estimates that “13.5 percent of hospitalized Medicare beneficiaries experienced adverse events during their hospital stays.” In 2014, one news source noted that “Preventable medical errors persist as the No. 3 killer in the U.S. – third...
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Low Back Pain in Female Athletes

August 25, 2015
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Young female athletes (average age 23 years) endure a considerable amount of low back pain (LBP). According to a recent study, “the 12-month prevalence of LBP was 39.0 %; in...
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What Increases Your Blood Pressure?

August 20, 2015
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There are two measurements that are considered “significant predictors of hypertension (high blood pressure): body mass index (BMI) and waist circumference (WC). But these predictors differ based on gender....
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Vitamin D for Asthma

August 18, 2015
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Vitamin deficiency continues to appear as one of the underlying causes of seemingly unrelated ailments. This study compared the vitamin D levels of asthmatic patients with children without asthma...
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NSAIDs Bad for Bone Growth

August 13, 2015
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Most over-the-counter pain drugs are Non Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs) with the exception of acetaminophen/Tylenol. “Published studies show that most NSAIDs have an adverse effect on osteoblast growth.” Osteoblasts...
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Seniors Improve Balance with Exercise

August 11, 2015
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A group of elderly women “participated in an elastic band exercise program lasting for 8 weeks, exercising for 40 minutes, four days a week with resting terms of 60...
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Healthy Lifestyle vs. Medical Care

August 6, 2015
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An interesting study compares the health and longevity of Amish adults with average Caucasian adults living in the same area. The Amish people live a much healthier lifestyle and...
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Vitamin D to Avoid Broken Bones

August 4, 2015
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A study examined 100 patients admitted for bone fractures with “a median age of 72 (range 22-98) of whom 66 were women. The majority of the patients were at...
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Exercise for ADHD

July 30, 2015
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Exercise can be another way to improve your child’s behavior. Researchers reviewed scientific studies to determine to what extent exercise can impact ADHD symptoms. They found that “aerobic exercise...
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Omega-3 for Good Behavior

July 28, 2015
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There is a lot of discussion about how proper nutrition can affect behavior, particularly with children. This study looked to see if “omega-3 supplementation over 6 months will reduce behavior...
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Drugs Increase Elderly Fall Risk

July 23, 2015
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Along with other harmful side effects, many drugs can increase the risk of falling for elderly. Recently published, researchers note that “the results from this study indicate that GPs...
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Yoga for PMS

July 21, 2015
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Premenstrual Syndromes (PMS) includes a wide variety of symptoms that women experience between ovulation and their period. These can include mood swings, irritability, fatigue and depression. Approximately 75% of...
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Vitamin D Increase Senior Muscles

July 16, 2015
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Retaining muscle strength is very important for older adults. Loss of muscle strength can contribute to lack of mobility, falls and the inability to perform daily tasks. Researchers have...
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