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Chiropractic to Lower Blood Pressure

September 1, 2015
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Doctors of chiropractic generally utilize spinal manipulation to address musculoskeletal issues. Most people think that chiropractic is only good for back and neck pain. But chiropractic can do more for a person’s wellness than just relieve pain. A recent double-blinded study compared a group of patients to see how spinal manipulation impacted their blood...
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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 addition, lifetime and point prevalence (people who have pain right now) of LBP were 59.7 and 17.8 %, respectively.” When broken down by sport, basketball (47.9...
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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. According to the study “BMI played an important role in hypertension risk among males, but WC in females.” So if you are a guy, watch...
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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 (controls). The study found that “there was a significant decrease in the concentration of serum 25(OH) vitamin D in the asthmatic patients as compared with...
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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 are cells that produce your bone material. A recent study found that “in general, NSAIDs have an adverse effect on bone tissue and given the...
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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 sec.” Leg muscle strength and leg muscle endurance both increased significantly as did balance measure by one-leg standing. Researchers concluded that “balance ability and muscle...
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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 historically don’t believe in the use of electricity, machinery or technology. The Amish also tend to limit health care to what is required to address...
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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 best vitamin D insufficient, <75 nmol/L (77%), and 38% were vitamin D deficient (<50 nmol/L). Only 14 patients had a formal diagnosis of osteoporosis at presentation, with...
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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 had a moderate to large effect on core symptoms such as attention, hyperactivity and impulsivity and related symptoms such as anxiety, executive function and social...
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