What Is The Proper Dose of Exercises For Knee Arthritis?

This study found that for knee osteoarthritis, 24 total therapeutic exercise sessions and an 8 and 12 weeks had the greatest affect. The Influence of Exercise Dosing on Outcomes in Patients With Knee Disorders: A Systematic Review Study Design Systematic review. Background Therapeutic exercise is commonly used to treat individuals with knee disorders, but dosing…

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Arizona Cardinals QB reportedly played the 2017 season with a torn ACL in his knee

ADAM WELLSJ JANUARY 1, 2018 Arizona Cardinals quarterback Drew Stanton reportedly played the 2017 season with a torn ACL in his knee. Per NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, Stanton had been playing with “a thread” of an ACL before it finally gave out. Rapoport added Stanton is not planning to have surgery because he’s learned how to manage the situation.…

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Omega 3s Lower Odds of Glaucoma

TUESDAY, Dec. 26, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Increased daily intake of ω-3 fatty acids is associated with lower odds of glaucoma, but higher levels of total polyunsaturated fatty acid (corn oil, canola oil, “vegetable oil,” soybean oil) intake are associated with higher odds of developing glaucoma, according to a study published online Dec. 21 in JAMA…

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Soft Braces For Knee Arthritis – Do They Help?

This article published in the Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation concluded that soft braces have moderate effects on pain and small to moderate effects on self-reported physical function in knee osteoarthritis. These findings highlight the importance of soft braces as a technique to improve pain and physical function in both the short- and long-term. Effect of…

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Lifestyle Factors Affect Blood Pressure and Cardiovascular Risk Regardless of Genetic Predisposition

December 27, 2017 Some people say they have high blood pressure because it is in their genes.  Well, there is new information published in the medical journal Circulation that says otherwise.  People with genetic predispositions for high blood pressure are actually able to reduce their blood pressure through lifestyle. TAKE-HOME MESSAGE Data from the UK Biobank study…

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Opioids now kill more people than breast cancer

By Nadia Kounang, CNN Updated 12:14 AM ET, Thu December 21, 2017 (CNN) More than 63,600 lives were lost to drug overdose in 2016, the most lethal year yet of the drug overdose epidemic, according to a new report from the National Center for Health Statistics, part of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Most of…

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Osteoarthritis could be prevented with good diet and exercise

Date: May 12, 2017 Source: University of Surrey Summary: Osteoarthritis can potentially be prevented with a good diet and regular exercise, a new expert review reports. Osteoarthritis can potentially be prevented with a good diet and regular exercise, a new expert review published in the Nature Reviews Rheumatology reports. During the expert review, researchers from the University…

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Study Shows Spinal Alignment and Back Muscles Involved With Shoulder Problems

This study found that people with the hump-back posture with weak back muscles are at risk of experiencing reduced motion in their shoulders. Impact of spinal alignment and back muscle strength on shoulder range of motion in middle-aged and elderly people in a prospective cohort study Eur Spine J. 2014 Jul;23(7):1414-9. doi: 10.1007/s00586-014-3251-9. Epub 2014…

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East Meets West, Through Research [Video}

There’s increasing scientific evidence to suggest that alternative therapies, such as acupuncture, chiropractic care and mindfulness, provide more than a placebo response. Through cutting-edge translational research, scientists are providing data that expands our scientific understanding of human health, replacing what has been for centuries mostly anecdotal evidence. Subjecting alternative treatments to such rigorous scientific inquiry…

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Standardized Acupuncture Treatment for Peripheral Neuropathy

In this paper published in Medical Acupuncture, Alexandra Dimitrova, MD, in the Department of Neurology, Oregon Health & Science University, used a standardized approach to treating 10 consecutive patients diagnosed with peripheral neuropathy.  These patients reported reduced symptom intensity, and she found improvement in their clinical signs and symptoms as well after 6 sessions.  She recommended further…

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