Can mindfulness help you shed those extra pounds?

NOVEMBER 29, 2017 Healthline/Medical News Today If you want to keep weight gain under control, you may want to consider taking up mindfulness meditation, new research suggests. Mindfulness techniques may be effective in maintaining weight loss and preventing a rebound. Can mindfulness really help with that extra weight? Recent research has concerned itself with the…

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Low-Sodium Plus DASH Diet Can Significantly Lower Blood Pressure

November 29, 2017 JACC: Journal of the American College of Cardiology TAKE-HOME MESSAGE The authors evaluated the DASH diet and various levels of sodium intake on blood pressure (BP). They randomized 412 adults with pre- or stage 1 hypertension (not using antihypertensive medication) to either the DASH diet or a control diet; all patients were…

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Cinnamon Shows Potential As Tool in Fight Against Obesity

November 28, 2017 – In both mice, human cell models, cinnamaldehyde induces fat cells to burn energy MONDAY, Nov. 27, 2017 (HealthDay News) — The compound cinnamaldehyde (CA), found in cinnamon, activates fat cells to start burning energy in both mice and humans, according to a study published in the December issue of Metabolism. Juan Jiang,…

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A Visual Guide to the New Blood Pressure Guidelines

by Greg Von Portz November 21, 2017 The American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association’s new blood pressure guidelines came in a comprehensive, 192-page document. Here is an abridged version for visual learners. The full guideline may be found in Hypertension. Story Source – may require registration

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Shock Wave Therapy for Plantar Fascitis

This article shows that shock wave therapy may help your plantar fascitis if you have 1) pain taking first steps in the morning, edema/swelling and a heel spur seen on x-rays. The last time I checked, an orthopedic surgeon here in Lubbock, Dr. Alejandro Verdugo uses shock wave therapy for these problems. Archives of Physical…

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Who Uses Chiropractic Services and Why

Highlights of this study: Over the course of a year, the utilization of chiropractic services was 9.1% and remained stable between 1980 and 2015. Most patients consulting chiropractors were female with a median age of 43.4 years, and were employed. The most common reported reasons for people attending chiropractic care were low back pain, neck…

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No Benefit of Arthroscopy in Shoulder Impingement Pain

Scoping the shoulder (arthroscopy) for an impingement  syndrome is responsible for up to 70% of all shoulder problems. A study in the past showed that the scientific clinical evidence in favor of this type of shoulder surgery is scarce. This study compared performing the real surgery against a fake/placebo surgery.  They found that the differences…

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FROZEN SHOULDER CURE: Physical Therapist Assistant Fixed by the Trigenics®

This is a video of a Physical Therapist Assistant talking about his experience with getting Trigenics® treatment for his frozen shoulder. WATCH VIDEO Dr. Broussard offers Trigenics® treatments here in Lubbock for shoulder problems. If this offer is still going on, click www.LubbockShoulderPainSolutions.com for an offer Dr. Broussard created for those who are reading this page.  

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Walking Helps Back Pain

For back pain, walking is commonly recommended, and helps with pain, disability and fear-avoidance. Disability and Rehabilitation Pages 1-11 | Received 19 Dec 2016, Accepted 25 Nov 2017, Published online: 05 Dec 2017 https://doi.org/10.1080/09638288.2017.1410730 The effectiveness of walking versus exercise on pain and function in chronic low back pain: a systematic review and meta-analysis of…

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Oral Curcumin Shown Effective in Psoriasis

November 10, 2014 Written by Emiliano Antiga MD, PhD Psoriasis is a common chronic inflammatory disease of the skin, nails, and joints that affects about 2% of the general population, with a significant impact on long-term quality of life. The potential organ toxicity with chronic use of systemic drugs, their immunosuppressive effects with the increased…

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