Monthly Archive:: April 2014

Teens Are Being Prescribed Narcotics At An Alarming Rate

A recent study revealed that a significant number of children are receiving narcotic prescriptions for their headaches, causing great concern about the negative repercussions if this trend does not stop. After all, these types of medications come

Vitamin D for Dysmenorrhea

Dysmenorrhea (also known as menstrual cramps) can be very severe for some women. Some studies have begun to draw an association between a lack of vitamin D and dysmenorrhea. A recent study of young women looked at

FDA Warns Against Epidural Injections for Back Pain

Epidural steroid injections must now carry new warning labels about the possible risks of serious adverse events, according to a new FDA announcement issued last week, as reported by Medpage Today. “Injecting corticosteroids into the epidural space of

When it comes to walking, more is better

People who walk enough to meet or exceed physical activity recommendations may be less likely to die early than those who only walk a little, new research shows. The American Heart Association (AHA) recommends adults be physically

Case Study Suggests Chiropractic May Dramatically Help Bell’s Palsy Patients

Individuals diagnosed with Bell’s palsy (which is characterized by paralysis of facial nerves, usually on one side of the face that results in a drooping effect) often have limited options when it comes to treatment. Some are

Study: Chiropractors Popular in Midwest

Folks on the West Coast are faithful followers of yoga and meditation. Midwesterners turn to chiropractors or osteopathic doctors for their aches and pains. And nearly one in every five Americans uses herbal supplements like ginseng, Echinacea,

Friends Keep You Healthy

An interesting study looked at “Long-term illness (LTI) and psychosomatic complaints (PSC)” in children ages 2 – 17 and how these are impacted by leisure time activity. What they found is that “’Reading books’, ‘visiting friends’, ‘listening

Weight Gain May Lead to Bone Loss

When it comes to weight, there is no doubt that there are major benefits to getting rid of excess fat in the name of good health. Your heart becomes stronger, your lungs function better and more easily,