Reducing inflammation without lowering cholesterol cuts risk of cardiovascular events

Inflammatory hypothesis confirmed: Landmark randomized clinical trial of high-risk patients finds that a drug targeting inflammation reduced risk of major adverse cardiovascular events Date: August 28, 2017 Source: Brigham and Women’s Hospital Summary: Investigators have announced results of a clinical trial culminating from 25 years of cardiovascular research work. The team reports a significant reduction…

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Lower back pain may all be in the mind, study suggests

Sunday 3 September 2017 This article says that some people with chronic back pain have a sense of stiffness that seems to be set up in the brain to protect the back from further injury.  They found that when they measured how stiff the back tissues were, it was not as stiff as their brains’…

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Study Links Failed Back Surgery Syndrome to Fibromyalgia

APRIL 5, 2017 San Diego—A new study shows that one in four patients with failed back surgery syndrome (FBSS) also has a diagnosis of fibromyalgia. According to the retrospective analysis, patients with FBSS and fibromyalgia also had more surgeries than patients with FBSS alone. The association between fibromyalgia and FBSS is significant, the authors noted,…

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Dark chocolate with olive oil associated with improved cardiovascular risk profile

8/29/2017 European Society of Cardiology News Dark chocolate enriched with extra virgin olive oil is associated with an improved cardiovascular risk profile, according to research presented at ESC Congress. “A healthy diet is known to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease,” said lead author Dr Rossella Di Stefano, a cardiologist at the University of Pisa,…

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Recurrences of Low Back Pain During the First 12 Months After Chiropractic Treatment

This study reports a very low recurrence rate of low back pain after chiropractic treatment.  In this study, the  recurrence rate after chiropractic treatment was 13.4%.   To put this in perspective, another study of people receiving usual non-operative care such as steriod injections for back pain from a herniated disc, have a recurrence rate…

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In wake of opioid crisis, Joint Commission issues new pain standards for hospitals

by Joanne Finnegan | Aug 31, 2017 9:09am The Joint Commission has released new pain assessment and management standards that will take effect January 1 for all accredited hospitals. The new and revised standards come in response to the country’s opioid crisis, which every day claims 91 American lives as a result of overdoses, the Joint…

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Study Shakes Up Nutritional Field: Finds High Fat Intake Beneficial

This is an important pull quote out this article/study, “They also suggest that the processed foods, including added sugars and refined grains, are likely driving the adverse mortality effects with carbohydrates.” Sue Hughes August 29, 2017 BARCELONA, SPAIN —  A new study of dietary habits in 135,000 people around the world is set to shake…

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5 Frozen Shoulder Exercises

Frozen shoulder can be a very painful experience. It makes your shoulder painful when reaching for your clothes or combing your hair. It is painful while trying to lift just about anything. In this video, we will learn 5 most effective frozen shoulder exercises to cure frozen shoulder pain. [Watch Video Here]

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Vitamin D Helps Reduce Chronic Non-Specific Widespread Pain Including Fibromyalgia

The authors of this study suggest that supplementation with Vitamin D in patients with low serum levels seemed to help decrease pain scores in patients with chronic non-specific widespread pain, including fibromyalgia.  This was a meta-analysis which looked at the results of several studies. Effect of vitamin D supplementation in chronic widespread pain: a systematic review…

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Headache, Jaw Problems and Grinding Teeth

This study shows that TMJ problems go along with headaches.  They also found that people who grind their teeth (bruxism) can have TMJ issues and headaches as well. Clin J Pain. 2017 Sep;33(9):835-843. doi: 10.1097/AJP.0000000000000470. van der Meer HA1, Speksnijder CM, Engelbert RHH, Lobbezoo F, Nijhuis-van der Sanden MWG, Visscher CM. Abstract OBJECTIVES: The objective of this observational study was to…

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