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Inflammation During Adolescence Connected to Early Death

A recent study has found inflammation during adolescence connected to early death. I should say, may be associated with early death from cancer and cardiovascular disease. One study isn’t enough to prove a connection but to highlight an association, further

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Posted in Back Pain, Exercise and Fitness, Neck Pain, Nutrition, Wellness

Massive Opioid Ruling

  This week in Oklahoma a judge ordered Johnson and Johnson to pay $572 million to the state for it’s role in the opioid crisis. The judge had found that Johnson & Johnson and it’s subsidiaries where guilty in fueling

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

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

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

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

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

Does LDL Cause Heat Disease

The common thing many of us hear today is that LDL cholesterol causes heart disease but is this really accurate. Would it surprise you if I said I do not think this is accurate? Does LDL cause heart disease according

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