Knucke Cracking May Not Cause Arthritis

One of the hallmarks of arthritis is a reduction of the cartilage in the joint space. This study compared habitual knuckle crackers with non-knuckle crackers.  The looked at the thickness of their finger cartilage and hand grip strength. They found the opposite of what you might think.  The habitual knuckle crackers actually hand thicker joint…

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What’s Wrong with My Shoulder?

Shoulder pain is a REALLY common problem that can arise from many causes. There are actually several joints that make up the shoulder, so shoulder injuries can be quite complex! Probably the most common source of shoulder pain arises from the muscle tendons and the bursa—the fluid-filled sacs that lubricate, cushion, and protect the sliding…

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Iron-deficiency anemia in ulcerative colitis: Many patients don’t get testing, treatment

Date: October 24, 2016 Source: Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins Summary: Many patients with ulcerative colitis don’t receive recommended testing and treatment for the common problem of iron deficiency anemia, reports a new study. Many patients with ulcerative colitis don’t receive recommended testing and treatment for the common problem of iron deficiency anemia,…

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Potatoes and cereals are health risk, while dairy is good for you, says new study

POTATOES and cereals increase the risk of heart disease while high fat dairy products cut the risk, according to a new study which rejects accepted wisdom on a healthy diet. By LUCY JOHNSTON PUBLISHED: 00:01, Sun, Oct 16, 2016 | UPDATED: 11:51, Sun, Oct 16, 2016 The research, which looked at dietary habits in 42…

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It’s Just My Back… It CAN’T Be My Heart!

Have you ever said to yourself, “I’m in great shape for my age!” Or how about, “For the amount I exercise, I’ll live forever!” Well, I hope you are right and you have MANY great quality years watching your family grow and prosper ahead of you. The problem is there are NO guarantees! Did you…

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How to Detoxify Plastics (Phthalates)?

by Ronald Grisanti D.C., D.A.B.C.O., D.A.C.B.N., M.S. As we discussed in the first article, over accumulation of phthalates in the body has the potential to be a major contender for a series of health challenges. One of the first questions I am commonly asked is where am I getting this exposure from? Exposure to plasticizers can…

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“Can Chiropractic Help Me?”

Chiropractic is the most widely accepted and most frequently used type of “alternative” healthcare in the United States. This is largely due to the fact that it works, and because of that, there has been a steady increase in acceptance by the public, third-party payers, and the Federal government. Since the mid-1990s, a number of…

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Headache Danger Signals

There are four main arteries that bring blood to the brain: two in the front of the neck called the carotid arteries and two in the back of the neck called the vertebral arteries. The carotid arteries supply the front and middle portions of the brain with blood while the vertebral arteries join together to…

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Is Exercise a “Cure-All?”

Some of you may have heard about how a modified form of boxing is helping patients with Parkinson’s disease (PD). If you haven’t, it’s been observed that people with Parkinson’s disease (PD) who engage in this boxing-like exercise routine can enhance their quality of life and even build impressive gains in posture, strength, flexibility, and…

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The Cholesterol Controversy!

With all the hype about cholesterol, where does the truth lie? On one hand, some doctors recommend EVERYONE be placed on a statin (cholesterol lowering medication) regardless if their cholesterol levels are high or not. On the other hand, some experts report that statins are unnecessary and cholesterol is both essential and good for us.…

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