Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug use is associated with increased risk of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest

This article published in 2017 suggests that there is an increased risk of cardiac arrest.  Cardiac arrest is the sudden, unexpected loss of heart function, breathing and consciousness. Sudden cardiac arrest usually results from an electrical disturbance in your heart that disrupts its pumping action, stopping blood flow to the rest of your body. Sudden…

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FDA Approves Hand Held Vagus Nerve Stimulation Device for Cluster Headache

Deborah Brauser DISCLOSURES April 18, 2017 Deborah Brauser – Medscape April 18, 2017 The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a noninvasive vagus nerve stimulation device for the treatment of pain from episodic cluster headache in adults, the manufacturer announced. The thumbs-up decision for the gammaCore (electroCore LLC) marks the agency’s first release of a…

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Sugar and artificially sweetened beverages linked to obesity: A systematic review and meta-analysis

APRIL 18, 2017 QJM: An International Journal of Medicine Ruanpeng D, et al. Researchers evaluate the relationship between intake of sugar and artificially sweetened soda and obesity. This study exhibited an important relationship amongst sugar and artificially sweetened soda intake and obesity. This finding brings issues to light and question of the negative clinical effect…

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DASH Diet May Reduce Your Chance of Gout Attacks Within 30 Days

April 13, 2017 Clinical Rheumatology TAKE-HOME MESSAGE Participants adhering to either the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet or a control diet underwent repeated serum uric acid (SUA) measurement to evaluate the time required for the DASH diet to affect SUA levels. The participants following the DASH diet had a reduction in SUA of…

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Worsening Asthma Tied to Sausage and Ham

by Alexandria Bachert Staff Writer, MedPage TodayDecember 20, 2016 Diets rich in processed meats such as ham, sausage, and salami were associated with worsening asthma symptoms over time, according to researchers in France. Results from a 7-year prospective study of 971 French adults showed a clear link between cured meat intake and worsening asthma symptoms…

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Rx for Pain Patients Who Are Obese: Recommend the Mediterranean Diet

Written by Robert Bonakdar MD, FAAFP, FACN We often see pain patients in our clinic who are obese. Many of them did not start their pain journey this way, and there is emerging evidence that pain, in addition to changing activity, can also change dietary patterns. In addition, the stress of chronic pain combined with…

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The Web Tech Knee Brace

A company that makes braces, just came out with a brace for knee arthritis.  It is called the Web Tech Knee Brace.  I took a look at it, and it looks useful, especially if you are on your feet for a long time.  If you want to take a look, CLICK HERE.

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Osteoporosis: The Toxic Metal Effect

Ronald Grisanti D.C., D.A.B.C.O., D.A.C.B.N., M.S. Millions of Americans have been led to believe that osteoporosis is simply a deficiency of the common drugs, Boniva, Evista, Actonel, or Fosamax. Many are prescribed the “knee-jerk” recommendation of 1500 mgs of calcium a day to prevent osteoporosis. Unfortunately, nothing could be further from the truth. It is…

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If you have low back pain try these steps first

POSTED APRIL 03, 2017, 10:00 AM Monique Tello, MD, MPH, Contributing Editor Low back pain, the scourge of mankind: it is the second leading cause of disability here in the United States, and the fourth worldwide. It’s also one of the top five medical problems for which people see doctors. Almost every day that I see…

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Stretching Exercises vs Celebrex (anti-inflammatory) For Chronic Back Pain

This study shows that stretching exercises were almost the equivalent to that of taking the anti-inflammatory, Celebrex for chronic back pain. Therapeutic efficacy of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug therapy versus exercise therapy in patients with chronic nonspecific low back pain: a prospective study Naoto Takahashi FUKUSHIMA JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCE Vol. 63 (2017) No. 1 p. 8-15…

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