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An NSAID a Day May Harm Your Heart

A large scale study was recently published which investigated the role non-steroidal, anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID) have in contributing to cardiovascular disease in patients with osteoarthritis (OA.)  Previous studies have found a connection exists between NSAID’s and cardiovascular disease but this

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Posted in Back Pain, Neck Pain, Wellness

Opioids are not a good option to treat a migraine

I was reading this article that was about opioids and learned something that makes a lot of sense, opioids are not a good option to treat a migraine. In fact studies have found a relationship between taking opioids for a

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Drug With Digital Tracking Got FDA Approval?

I don’t know what is more troubling here, a drug with a digital tracking device or that the FDA approved it with limited evidence. In 2017 a drug with digital tracking got FDA approval to be sold to the public.

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Posted in Healthcare Policy and Politics, Wellness

This Drug Will Worsen Your Arthritis

  This drug will worsen your arthritis, this isn’t a click-bait title if the research shows it is true, right? So recent studies of this drug Tanezumab shows some effectiveness in reducing pain related to osteoarthritis in the knee but

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Avoid Living in a Nursing Home

In many of the talks I give on health I almost always ask the audience this question; who would be excited to live to 92? Almost always the majority of the audience isn’t sure they want to live to 92.

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Posted in Exercise and Fitness, Injury Prevention, Wellness

New Irritable Bowel Syndrome Treatment for Children

  I was just reading about a new irritable bowel syndrome treatment for children and it got me thinking. Are children really having a problem with irritable bowel syndrome? While investigating this question I got down a deep hole in

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Posted in Healthcare Policy and Politics, Nutrition, Pediatrics

Choose The Right Sun Protection This Summer

  I have written on this in the past but I again think it bears repeating that we need to choose the right sun protection this summer. There is a lot of info worth learning about sunscreen and protection from

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Posted in Healthcare Policy and Politics, Wellness

Link Between Anticholinergic Drugs and Dementia

Anticholinergic medications block the neurotransmitter acetylcholine in the nervous system. Acetylcholine is a neurotransmitter, which means it is involved in the transmission of a signal through the nervous system. Anticholinergic drugs can block acetylcholine in three areas of our nervous

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Gluten-Free Diet May Ease Symptoms of Schizophrenia

A new study indicates that a gluten-free diet may ease symptoms of schizophrenia. This is seemingly an unbelievable connection between diet and mental health. It is something I have actually head of this before from a psychiatrist who treats her

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Posted in Healthcare Policy and Politics, Nutrition, Wellness

Increase in Brain Blood Flow Due to Spine Care

  There is more to what we do than just treating spine pain and there is a greater impact on your health, beyond pain relief, that our care may provide. In this blog I have pointed out the research that

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Posted in Neck Pain, Wellness

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