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Knee Cartilage Damage Raises Osteoarthritis Risk

Knee Cartilage Damage Raises Osteoarthritis Risk

A recent study of middle-aged and elderly patients showed that damage to the cushioning cartilage in the knee can often lead to osteoarthritis. The cartilage is known as the meniscus. Actually, there are two menisci, one on the inside of the knee and one on the outside. These tough, resilient,... Read More


Expert Commentary: Thomas Hyland Robertson, DC 3/25/2009

Expert Commentary: Thomas Hyland Robertson, DC 3/25/2009

Imagine a complicated pulley setup with rubber shock-absorbers between the parts and ropes moving through the system. What if you left this pulley out in the weather for 30 years, with minimal maintenance or lubrication? Rust and grit would probably start to restrict the movement of the parts,... Read More


NIH Endorses Alternative Therapies for Back Pain

NIH Endorses Alternative Therapies for Back Pain

In the midst of the debate on healthcare, it may be interesting to note to what extent the Federal government is changing its bureaucratic mindset about what is good medicine and healthcare. The evidence: The National Institute of Health's National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medi... Read More


Chiropractic Stress Management May Boost Overall Health

Chiropractic Stress Management May Boost Overall Health

When the wear and tear of life start to “get on our nerves,” it’s exactly our nerves that may be getting impacted. Stress bears down on the nervous system, and that in turn can create problems with headaches, backache, neck pain, fatigue or digestive difficulties. And that... Read More


Expert Commentary: Dr. Peter Ferraro, DC May 6, 2009

Expert Commentary: Dr. Peter Ferraro, DC May 6, 2009

Chiropractic and stress management. To chiropractors it is a natural fit. For stress can be a hidden danger to your health, And the key word here is: hidden. In some ways those who say they are stressed out are lucky. At least in one sense they have an awareness of a problem. It’s up to... Read More


Expert Commentary: Dr. Peter Ferraro, D.C. April 24, 2009

Expert Commentary: Dr. Peter Ferraro, D.C. April 24, 2009

Back pain may be the leading debilitating ailment in the United States. maybe the world. And with a problem of such proportions, there is a great deal of money to be made. Tens of thousands of patients every year undergo traumatic and expensive back surgery to repair herniated discs. Read More


Expert Commentary: Dr. Jonathan Donath April 23, 2009

Expert Commentary: Dr. Jonathan Donath April 23, 2009

A recent study out of Johns Hopkins warns about Vitamin D deficiency in adolescents. It reports on the correlation  between lack of Vitamin D and troubling risk factors for several diseases in many young people. To many modern researchers the deficiency of Vitamin D - the "sunshine vitam... Read More


Worried Sick? There Might Be Some Truth There

Worried Sick? There Might Be Some Truth There

A recent report by health provider BUPA has found that people's worries are damaging their health by causing sleepless nights, loss of sex drive, and erratic eating habits. The 2007 Worry Report demonstrates that almost one in five people constantly worry about numerous things, and more than ... Read More


Reducing Stress Lowers Risk of Cardiovascular Problems

Reducing Stress Lowers Risk of Cardiovascular Problems

A Review in The Lancet reveals the importance of healthy lifestyle choices to reduce stressors related to cardiovascular risk factors. Researchers from John Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore examined records between 1990 to 2006. They observed how stress affects the sympathetic nervous system, im... Read More


Rapid Rise in "Complementary" Medical Services

Rapid Rise in

Have you been to a practitioner besides your family physician? Whether chiropractic care, acupuncture, yoga or homeopathy, Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) has become increasingly common in the United States, and 72% of adults use some form of CAM therapies according to the US Nati... Read More



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