Bone Density Exam/Testing

Bone Density Test A bone density test is the only test that can diagnose osteoporosis before a broken bone occurs. This test helps to estimate the density of your bones and your chance of breaking a bone. NOF recommends a bone density test of the hip and spine by a central DXA machine to diagnose…

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Why Is Osteoarthritis Increasing?

New study finds osteoarthritis is more than wear and tear by Leo Robert, Rheumatology Network August 20, 2017 Knee osteoarthritis has more than doubled in prevalence since the mid-20th century after occurring at low frequencies since prehistoric times, a study has found. Writing online in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, a team of researchers from…

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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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Health and Spirituality

July 27, 2017 Tyler J. VanderWeele, PhD1; Tracy A. Balboni, MD, MPH2,3; Howard K. Koh, MD, MPH1,4 JAMA. Published online July 27, 2017. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.8136 For centuries, physicians and other healers have witnessed how illness focuses attention on “ultimate meaning, purpose, and transcendence, and … relationship to self, family, others, community, society, nature, and the significant or sacred.”1…

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An Eye to Health: Diet and Age-Related Macular Degeneration

by William C. Ou, BS; Charles C. Wykoff, MD, PhD June 27, 2017 Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a leading cause of vision loss in the developed world, with advanced AMD affecting approximately 2 million people in the United States.[1,2] AMD is characterized by damage to the macula, the part of the retina responsible for central vision. In…

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Saturated fat does not clog the arteries

This article explains how the theory of saturated fat clogging arteries is just plain wrong… Saturated fat does not clog the arteries: coronary heart disease is a chronic inflammatory condition, the risk of which can be effectively reduced from healthy lifestyle interventions  Aseem Malhotra British Journal of Sports Medicine Volume 51, Issue 15 Coronary artery…

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Dark Hair Dye and Chemical Relaxers Linked to Breast Cancer

By Ronnie Cohen July 13, 2017 (Reuters Health) – African-American and white women who regularly chemically straighten their hair or dye it dark brown or black have an elevated risk of breast cancer, new research suggests. “I would be concerned about darker hair dye and hair straighteners,” epidemiologist Tamarra James-Todd said after reviewing the report online now…

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Exercise Helps Reduce Inflammation

If your pain responds to a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory like ibuprofen, or naproxen, you have be suffering from inflammation. This study concluded that “a combination of aerobic exercise and resistance training was effective in reducing inflammation. Thus, implementation and maintenance of similar exercise programs can contribute to reduce chronic inflammation among obese postmenopausal women.” J Phys…

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Sedentary Lifestyle May Up Risk of Renal, Bladder Cancers

73 percent increased risk for bladder cancer, 77 percent increased risk for kidney THURSDAY, June 15, 2017 (HealthDay News) — New research adds to growing evidence that inactivity may be a significant risk factor for cancer, according to a report published online May 19 in Cancer Epidemiology. Rikki Cannioto, Ph.D., an assistant professor of oncology at the…

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Broccoli in focus when new substance against diabetes has been identified

JUNE 22, 2017 University of Gothenburg The Sahlgrenska Academy News Researchers have identified an antioxidant – richly occurring in broccoli – as a new antidiabetic substance. A patient study shows significantly lower blood sugar levels in participants who ate broccoli extract with high levels of sulforaphane. “There are strong indications that this can become a…

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