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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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If not high LDL what does cause heart disease

In my last post I mentioned I would follow up with my thoughts on what, if not high LDL, does cause heart disease. What is funny is I just read several articles which attempt to show that HDL is not

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Posted in Exercise and Fitness, Healthcare Policy and Politics, Nutrition

Should I Take an Antidepressant for Back Pain?

So I just read a recent study that I found mildly disturbing. In my opinion it’s a case of we have this drug we need to find a disease for. This study was on low-dose amitriptyline and it’s use for

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Opioids Are Not Much Better for Chronic Pain as a Placebo

Opioids are likely going to be in the news for a long time to come and the news is never good. A recent study found that opioids are not much better for chronic pain as a placebo. I have written

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New Studies Place in Doubt Safety of Taking a Daily Aspirin

Published September 16, 2018, three new studies place in doubt safety of taking a daily aspirin for primary prevention. These studies were a part of the ASPREE trial, Aspirin in Reducing Events in the Elderly trial. It was a large

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NSAIDs Increase the Risk for Cardiovascular Disease

Osteoarthritis is the term we use to describe degenerative joint disease. This is due to a breakdown of the tissue surrounding a joint due to increased loading. When a joint is abnormally loaded for a prolonged period of time the

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Posted in Back Pain, Healthcare Policy and Politics, Neck Pain

Concussion in the News

I wanted to write a brief post on a few things I have seen in the news recently regarding concussions. In these instances of concussion in the news the first I wanted to point out is what happened to Cubs

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Posted in Healthcare Policy and Politics, Injury Prevention

Chiropractic Care is Better Than Usual Medical Care

A new study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association no less, found that chiropractic care is better than usual medical care for low back pain. If you are reading this blog and familiar with chiropractic care this

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Supplements Are Good

I wrote on this before and I hate it that I am doing it again because it makes me feel like a conspiracy theorist, which I am not. I read today two different items one arguing that Omega-3 supplementation has

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