pain management

FDA Proposes Doctors Learn How Acupuncture Is Used For Pain Management

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Every medical professional shares a similar goal: ensuring that patients receive the best healthcare possible. Sometimes, here at the clinic we are aware that the scope of the issue at hand is out of our remit, and it’s best for the patient to visit a Western physician. Now the Food and Drug Administration is encouraging […]

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acupuncture

Minnesota Emergency Room Combats Pain With Acupuncture

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In an effort to reduce the need for pain medication, a Minnesota hospital is beginning a new treatment regime. St. Francis Regional Medical Center in Shakopee started offering acupuncture in its emergency room as a way to avoid the escalating opioid epidemic. This service is provided for free, with funding provided by the Saints Healthcare […]

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saturated fats, high fat diet

Saturated Fats Don’t Cause Clogged Arteries

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Researchers in the UK are now saying the image that saturated fats clog up arteries is just “plain wrong.” According to the results of a study in the British Journal of Sports Medicine those types of fats are not the leading cause of coronary heart disease. For decades, public opinion on saturated fats has, like […]

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belly fat

Having Belly Fat Despite Having Normal BMI Still Increases Risk of Death

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Researchers at Loughborough University have discovered that people with a normal BMI carrying extra weight around the middle are more likely to die from any cause, compared to those who are overweight yet carry their excess somewhere else. BMI stands for body mass index. It’s a number which takes into account a person’s height and […]

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gut health

Intense Periods Of Sustained Exercise Damages Gut Health

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Long periods of intense, heavy-duty exercise can have a detrimental affect on a person’s gut health, according to research published in the American Physiological Society – Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology journal. Researchers enrolled a team of 73 Norwegian soldiers to take part in a training program and discovered that those who embarked on the sustained […]

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vascular disease

Researchers Discover Stronger Link Between Vascular Disease and Alzheimer’s

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The link between vascular disease and the increased risk of contracting Alzheimer’s is well-established in the medical community. A new study published in the Journal of American Medical Association (JAMA) has further strengthened that tie. The term vascular disease covers several conditions connected to the cardiovascular system, most of which affect the smooth delivery of […]

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big pharma drugs so expensive

Here’s How And Why Big Pharma Keeps Drugs So Expensive

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Rising drug prices is not uncommon. It’s a part of the pharmaceutical industry’s method for continuing to generate profits, and in turn, develop new drug therapies. Since the early 1980s, pharmaceutical companies have benefitted from the Drug Price Competition and Patent Term Restoration act. This law essentially allows a company to monopolize the market with […]

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ketogenic breakfast

Ketogenic Breakfast Meatloaf

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Hands up who likes meatloaf? Thought so – it’s all of you. What’s not to love, right? Succulent meat, veggies galore, spices, and best of all is when it’s leftovers. You can slice it up cold and eat gigantic meat wedges for lunch the next day! So that’s why we’re continuing our keto-kick this month […]

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rheumatoid arthritis

Rheumatoid Arthritis Sufferer? You Might Just Be Overweight

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Practitioners may need to begin addressing a patient’s weight prior to certain blood tests.  According to research published in Arthritis Care & Research journal, obesity in women can affect the results of blood tests used to diagnose and monitor rheumatoid arthritis. “Obesity has been more precisely defined by the National Institutes of Health (the NIH) […]

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electroacupuncture, fatty liver

Fatty Liver: How Electroacupuncture Lowers Liver Failure Risk In Obese Women

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Fatty liver is typically associated with the overconsumption of alcohol, but many sufferers have a different type that’s known as non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). This chronic disease affects up to 25% of Americans every year. Six million children – 10% of children in the country – have fatty liver. Most at risk are those […]

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