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Adolescent Spinal Pain

September 2, 2014
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While it may go unnoticed, many teens experience moderate to severe spine pain. A two-year study of teens found that “the two-year incidence of spinal pain varied between 40% and 60% across the physical locations.” The study went on to note that “spinal pain is common at the age of 11-15 years, but some...
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Improving Assisted Living Health

August 28, 2014
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Nurses are the front line providers of care in assisted-living facilities. They are the ones that are dispensing the majority of medications to the elderly residents who are usually taking a significant number of prescriptions at the same time. This scenario increases the risk of potentially harmful medications being administered as well as harmful...
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OK to Feed Athletes More Protein

August 26, 2014
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A study examined the impact of increasing the amount of protein consumed on “resistance-trained” men and women. Researchers formed two groups feeding one an average of 5 ounces of protein per day and the other an average of 11 ounces of protein per day. Both groups kept their regular training and the rest of...
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Vitamin D for Coronary Artery Disease

August 21, 2014
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Reducing your risk of coronary artery disease (CAD) is now added to the long list of benefits from having sufficient Vitamin D in your body. A recent study concluded that “Vitamin D deficiency is significantly associated with the prevalence and extent of CAD…” Make sure you have enough Vitamin D every day. Read the...
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1 in 30 Die from Alcohol Related Cancer

August 19, 2014
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More and more research is looking at the relationship between alcohol consumption and cancer. Even as little as 1 ½ drink s per day can significantly increase the risk of cancer. These cancers can shorten a person’s expected life-span by as much as 19 years. A recent study found that: “Alcohol consumption resulted in...
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How New Moms Beat Motherhood Stress

August 14, 2014
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Researchers in Australia looked at the “psychological distress, depression, anxiety, and stress” of new mothers. Their first finding was not a surprise: “mothers had significantly poorer psychological well-being than the general Australian population.” The good news is that “with the exception of anxiety, psychological well-being of mothers who reported exercising three to four times...
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High-Intensity Training Improves Pain

August 12, 2014
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There are many ways to address painful muscles. The correct choice depends on what is specifically causing the pain. While drugs are often considered first, high-intensity strength training can be more effective at addressing the pain and increasing strength. One recent study “demonstrated that high-intensity strength training effectively improves strength capacity during repetitive contractions...
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Diagnosis Errors Common

August 7, 2014
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Missed diagnosis can be a frightening event. You meet with a physician, they run all of the tests, they tell you what the test results mean and you find out later you have something else. A new study has found that “diagnostic errors affect at least 1 in 20 US adults.” As might be...
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MUA for Serious Back Pain

August 5, 2014
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Manipulation under anesthesia (MUA) is an outpatient procedure for patients with severe chronic back pain. The area of the spine is anesthetized and a doctor of chiropractic provides careful manipulation to the distressed area without muscles constrictions. The procedure is repeated 2-4 times over 7-10 days. A study of MUA found that “sixteen of...
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Hard Facts about Alcohol

July 31, 2014
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Excessive alcohol consumption has a serious impact on people’s lives as well as on our nation as a whole. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “excessive alcohol use the 3rd leading lifestyle-related cause of death for the nation.Excessive alcohol use is responsible for 2.5 million years of potential life lost...
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Maternal Tylenol Detrimental to Kids

July 29, 2014
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In 2005, over 28 billion doses of Tylenol were taken in the U.S. alone. Tylenol (also known as acetaminophen and paracetamol) has a number of known potential side effects including nausea, vomiting and liver damage. A study from Norway examined children born to mothers taking Tylenol/Paracetamol during pregnancy. At three years of age, “children...
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10 Minute Swims Improve Women’s Hearts

July 24, 2014
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According to a recent study, 10 minutes of high-intensity swimming (swimming as fast as you can) three-times a week lowers blood pressure, reduces resting heart rate and reduces fat for women with mild high blood pressure. After a 15-week trial, researchers found “high-intensity intermittent swimming is an effective training strategy to improve cardiovascular health...
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Neck Pain Education Not Enough

July 22, 2014
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Neck pain and associated disorders (NAD) is something that most people experience in their lives. Those that have been in traffic accidents may also experience whiplash-associated disorders (WAD). For many years, the best course of care was “patient education” that included oral and written information on neck pain and suggested exercises. A recent study...
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