New Colon Cancer Test as Effective as Colonoscopy: Study

Wednesday, 19 Mar 2014 08:26 AM A novel colon cancer test from Exact Sciences Corp. (EXAS) and the Mayo Clinic using the DNA of specimens that patients collect at home detects more tumors than methods focusing on blood in the stool, a study found. The research released Tuesday by the New England Journal of Medicine…

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Comparing Chiropractic and Medical Treatment on the Health of Older Adults

In this study, the authors concluded that chiropractic use in episodes of care for uncomplicated back conditions has protective effects against declines in activities of daily living and self-rated health for older Medicare beneficiaries over a 2-year period. The Comparative Effect of Episodes of Chiropractic and Medical Treatment on the Health of Older Adults Journal of Manipulative…

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Mushroom Mozzarella Bake

1 lb fresh mushrooms, sliced (0.454 kg) 3 tbsp butter (45 mL) 3/4  tsp seasoning salt (3 mL) 2 tbsp whipping cream (30 mL) 1 tsp dried parsley (5 mL) 1/4  tsp black pepper (1 mL) 3/4  cup grated Mozzarella cheese (175 mL) Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). In large frying pan or electric frying…

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Impact of Time to Colonoscopy After a Positive Fecal Test Result.

TAKE-HOME MESSAGE Patients with a positive fecal immunochemical test (FIT) were retrospectively analyzed to evaluate the association between time to colonoscopy and the risk of colorectal cancer. There was no significant difference in the risk of any colorectal cancer or advanced-stage disease for patients undergoing colonoscopy at 8 to 30 days, 2 months, 3 months,…

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For Bad Backs, It May Be Time to Rethink Biases About Chiropractors

MAY 1, 2017 About two of every three people will probably experience significant low back pain at some point. A physician like me might suggest any number of potential treatments and therapies. But one I never considered was a referral for spinal manipulation. It appears I may have been mistaken. For initial treatment of lower…

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Calcium supplementation and cardiovascular risk: A rising concern

Here’s an article in the Journal of Clinical Hypertension that discusses overdoing calcium supplements. They recommend that we get our calcium from food in our diets, and if you do supplement, follow the medical guidelines: The Institute of Medicine’s guideline-recommended daily allowance for calcium intake is 1000 mg/d for men aged 18 to 70 years and women aged…

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Natural history of frozen shoulder: fact or fiction?

This review found a lack of evidence to support the long-running notion that frozen shoulder is a self-limiting condition with identifiable stages of progression (painful, stiff and recovery phases) and complete resolution of symptoms, even without treatment. The proposed timing of this progression – slower gains in the beginning and faster ones at the end…

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Chiropractic Treatment Side-Effects When Treating Migraine Headaches

In this study, they found that migraine patients experienced mostly local tenderness, tiredness and neck pain. There were no severe or serious adverse events were reported. They also found FEWER adverse events that what was reported with prophylactic medications such as topiramate (Topamax), metoprolol (Lopressor and Toprol) or candesartan (Atacand). Musculoskeletal Science & Practice June…

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Cold Application Decreases Fibromyalgia Pain

This article shows that a 10-minute cold application on the trapezius muscle tied to significant decrease in pain score. MONDAY, May 1, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Local cold applications on the trapezius muscles significantly decreases the pain of patients with fibromyalgia, according to a study published online April 17 in the International Journal of Rheumatic…

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Many High-Risk Patients See No Need to Modify Unhealthy Lifestyle

by Nicole Lou Contributing Writer, MedPage Today May 03, 2017 People with unhealthy habits generally know they should change, although 1 in 5 of the highest-risk patients endorsed no need to do so, a Canadian population-based study found. In general, having more potentially modifiable risk factors correlated with an individual’s perceived need to improve his…

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