Yogurt, But Not Milk, May Lower Hip Fracture Risk

– Findings based on combination of high intake of fermented milk products and fruits, vegetables MONDAY, Dec. 18, 2017 (HealthDay News) — High intake of fermented milk products, like yogurt, in combination with a high intake of fruits and vegetables, is associated with lower hip fracture rates in women, according to a study published online…

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Back Pain and Heel Pain – Are They Connected Somehow?

In this paper, they say that the odds of having back pain was 5 times higher in people with heel pain.  They mention that there could be a few reasons why, including the body mechanics, and the fact that the nerves that serve the heel come out of the spinal cord in the lower back. …

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Do Chiropractors Help With Scoliosis?

Here is a case report that shows that chiropractic care for a 12 year old girl with scoliosis was successful with 6 months of treatment in reducing her spinal curves. The conclusion of this paper states, “Early chiropractic intervention is recommended in AIS, in view of the fact that scoliosis is at an increased risk…

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Manual Therapy For Knee Osteoarthritis

The author of this study published in Pain Physician, concluded that, “the evidence from our study suggests that manual therapy might be effective and safe for improving pain, stiffness, and physical function in knee osteoarthritis patients…” The Effectiveness of Manual Therapy for Relieving Pain, Stiffness, and Dysfunction in Knee Osteoarthritis: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis…

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Nut Consumption Linked With Lower Risk of Cardiovascular Disease

December 04, 2017 TAKE-HOME MESSAGE The authors of this study aimed to determine if an association exists between intake of specific types of nuts (peanuts, walnuts, other tree nuts) and cardiovascular disease. They analyzed questionnaire and outcome data from three different longitudinal cohort studies. Higher total nut consumption, peanut and other tree nut consumption, and…

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Non-Surgical Treatment Best for Hip Osteoarthritis

– NSAIDs, steroid injections, physical therapy favored by Nancy Walsh, Senior Staff Writer, MedPage Today December 13, 2017 The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) has established new Appropriate Use Criteria (AUC) for the management of hip osteoarthritis (OA), strongly recommending nonsurgical treatments to alleviate pain and increase mobility. These AUCs are intended to help clinicians best manage the condition,…

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Older Americans Taking Too Many Unneeded Drugs: An Overlooked Epidemic

 by Sandra G. Boodman December 13, 2017 Consider it America’s other prescription drug epidemic. For decades, experts have warned that older Americans are taking too many unnecessary drugs, often prescribed by multiple doctors, for dubious or unknown reasons. Researchers estimate that 25 percent of people ages 65 to 69 take at least five prescription drugs to treat chronic conditions, a…

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The role of vitamin C in the treatment of pain: new insights

In this article, the author discusses how Vitamin C may help things like spinal pain, surgical trauma, infectious disease, cancer patients and even shingles pain. J Transl Med. 2017; 15: 77. Published online 2017 Apr 14. doi:  10.1186/s12967-017-1179-7 PMCID: PMC5391567 Anitra C. Carr Abstract The vitamin C deficiency disease scurvy is characterised by musculoskeletal pain and recent epidemiological…

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Grilled Vegetables

Serious Eats has a bunch of recipes on grilling vegetables. Grilled Vegetable Recipes

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Diaphragmatic Breathing Reduces Belching and GERD Symptoms

An article in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology showed that diaphragmatic breathing training reduced belching frequency in 80% of the study participants, and significantly reduced symptoms of acid reflux. Written by David Rakel MD, FAAFP Diaphragmatic Breathing for Belching-Inducing GERD Many things that we use PPIs for should not be treated with acid suppression therapy. One of…

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