Weight Loss Reality T.V. Sending Wrong Message

Reality T.V. shows on weight loss are sending the wrong message about health, says Natalie Ingraham, of the University of California and author of an ongoing study of “The Biggest Loser.” Ingraham presented her work at the 2011 American Public Health Association conference where she spoke on a panel about “The Politics of Obesity.”

At first blush, “The Biggest Loser” seems to demonstrate that anyone can lose weight. Yet ...

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Surprising Number of Preteens Have Chronic Headache

Parents underestimate preteen headachePreteens may experience headaches and neck pain far more often than their parents would expect. A Swedish study of 131 students ages 10-13 years old compared the spinal health of students with and without pain. A surprising finding was that parents significantly underreported their child’s experience of pain.

The study found a wide discrepancy between what the children and parents reported regarding the child’s health. Children rated their experience ...

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Ibuprofen ups risk of heart flutter

Ibuprofen ups risk of heart flutterTaking drugs like ibuprofen and aspirin could increase your risk of a heart condition  known as atrial fibrillation, according to research from the British Medical Journal. Atrial fibrillation or flutter is a condition in which the heart beats irregularly or quickly. People with atrial fibrillation have an increased risk of stroke, heart failure, and mortality.

Many patients with chronic pain use non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) like aspirin, ibuprofen, and ...

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Medical vs. Chiropractic Care for Sacroiliac Joint Pain

Chiropractor shows patient sacroiliac joint/spine.. Medical vs. Chiropractic StudySacroiliac joint dysfunction is a commonly overlooked cause of back pain, yet affects 10-25% of patients with lower back issues. Located at the base of the spine within the pelvis, the sacroiliac joint can become misalignment or injured, resulting in back pain or sciatica. Unfortunately conventional treatments often fall short of providing adequate relief of this painful condition.

A 2012 literature review evaluated 11 ...

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Chiropractic Cut Migraine Pain by 68%

Man with migraine headache. Study shows chiropractic care can help.Mainstream medical treatment of migraine headache relies heavily on using pharmaceuticals to manage and control migraine pain. But medications can come with a slew of side effects like nausea, dizziness, vomiting, and even more headaches from medication overuse.

Fortunately natural remedies exist that can ease migraine without the adverse effects of drugs. A 2012 study found that chiropractic adjustments and massage resulted in ...

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Smoking Tied to Sciatica

Recent research suggests that smoking may increase your odds of developing chronic pain like sciatica and back pain. In a study published in the Journal of Pain, researchers surveyed 6,000 women from Kentucky to see if a number of lifestyle factors influenced the risk of chronic conditions like sciatica, fibromyalgia and musculoskeletal pain.

Daily smokers were 104 percent more likely than non-smokers to have chronic pain. Occasional smokers were 68 percent more likely to suffer from persistent conditions, and former smokers were 20 percent more likely to experience chronic ...

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Prevent Sports Injury with Chiropractic

Sports Injury and ChiropracticChiropractic is an integral part of the care that many professional athletes receive. But just because you aren’t going to the Olympics doesn’t mean that you too can’t improve your health and performance with chiropractic care.

When it comes to sports injuries, weakness or improper stretching can put you at risk of getting hurt. There are two basic types of sports injuries: the first is the result of a ...

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Chiropractic an Effective Choice for Sciatica Patients

Chiropractic and sciaticaWork-related sciatica can be one of the most challenging and expensive problem in our health care systems.  By definition, sciatica refers to pain and tenderness at some point of the sciatic nerve.  It often encompasses a painful disorder extending from the hip down the back of the thigh and surrounding area.  It is painful, life-hindering, and has the potential to cause the highest level of disability of ...

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