Extreme Obesity May Shorten Life Expectancy Up to 14 Years

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BETHESDA, Md — Adults with extreme obesity have increased risks of dying at a young age from cancer and many other causes including heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and kidney and liver diseases, according to an analysis published inPLOS Medicine.

The study, which pooled data from 20 large studies of people from 3 countries, found that people with class 3 obesity had a dramatic reduction in life expectancy compared with people of normal weight.

“While once a relatively uncommon condition, the prevalence of ...

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Overuse of mobile technology has a growing list of health consequences

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June 15, 2014

Paying the Price for Going Mobile
By Paul Hooper, DC, MPH, MS

I just got back from a trip to the East Coast. On my trip, I spent a fair amount of time in airports, on planes and on trains (sounds like a good movie title). As is not uncommon for me (I’m still a bit old-school), I was amazed at how many people are working while “on the road.” From the individual who uses a cellphone ...

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Adding Insulin to Metformin for Diabetes Associated With Increased Risk of Death

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June 10, 2014

CHICAGO — June 10, 2014 — Among patients with diabetes who were receiving metformin, the addition of insulin compared with a sulfonylurea was associated with an increased risk of non-fatal cardiovascular outcomes and all-cause death, according to a study published in the June 11 issue of JAMA.

The American Diabetes Association and the European Association for the Study of Diabetes recommend that, for patients with preserved kidney function, diabetes treatment begin with metformin and lifestyle changes to ...

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Reality Check-up : 9 Myths of Back Pain

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A July 2012 survey of NASS members revealed the top nine myths their patients believe about back pain and its treatments.

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Myth 1: Exercise causes back pain.
Myth 2: Surgery will cure back pain completely.
Myth 3: If I have spine surgery, I’ll have to keep having spine surgery the rest of my life.
Myth 4: Spine surgery has too many risks, including paralysis.
Myth 5: Bed rest is the best cure for back pain.
Myth ...

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The First Two Steps Towards Fitness for Men and Women

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Guest contributor : Mark M Fera

This article isn’t going to be a step by step plan of what to eat and how to exercise to look and feel better. Rather, it’ll simply place you on the path where you can achieve such things.

But a better looking you is not why I wrote this anyway. The emotional reasons for writing this article are beyond what I care to own publicly and I’ll just settle on my desire for all ...

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Interventional Pain Management Can Provide Relief For Pain Sufferers

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By Robert Fogarty

Most chronic pain sufferers have utilized medications, surgery, psychological and physical therapies, as well as chiropractic care, the conventional treatments. Although many will find relief in these treatments, there are those that these solutions don’t provide long enough relief or any relief at all. And those individuals are turning to interventional pain specialist to find the relief they need.

There are more than a 100 million individuals in the United States that suffer from chronic and debilitating ...

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Overdoses of Prescription Opioid Pain Relievers and Other Drugs Among Women

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On July 2, this report was posted as an MMWR Early Release on the MMWR website (http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr).

Background:

Overdose deaths have increased steadily over the past decade. This report describes drug-related deaths and emergency department (ED) visits among women.

Methods:

CDC analyzed rates of fatal drug overdoses and drug misuse- or abuse-related ED visits among women using data from the National Vital Statistics System (1999–2010) and the Drug Abuse Warning Network (2004–2010).

Results:

In 2010, a total of 15,323 deaths among women were attributed ...

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Quit Smoking…Hurt Less.

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This one isn’t exactly hot off the presses, but it’s worth noting.

Of course, we’ve known for a while that smoking is a definite risk factor for back pain and disc disease. A new study presented this March at the 2013 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), looked at low back/radicular leg pain in patients who actually quit smoking compared to those who didn’t. The study covered 6779 subjects. Here’s what they found.

Overall, 8.9 percent of patients ...

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@AdvBackNeckCare Tweet

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“Chiropractors are trained to detect and correct subluxation which is usually silent, like a cavity or cancer or clogged arteries can be.”

subluxation

What is a Subluxation and what does it do to me?

In simplest terms, a subluxation (a.k.a. Vertebral Subluxation) is when one or more of the bones of your spine (vertebrae) move out of position ...

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Zen Life Flexibility Program

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Increase your body’s flexibility, reducing soreness and stiffness

You really can experience healing on multi-dimensional levels (body, soul, and spirit.) With our special Program, you’ll discover the simplest, gentlest ways to increase your joint flexibility, remove the cause of most major diseases and deepen your spiritual connection.

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Resources : If you want to be healthy and live to one hundered, do qigong. -Mehmet Oz

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