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Knee surgery likely causes arthritis

January 26, 2016

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Knee surgery likely causes arthritis — by Dr. Fred G. Arnold —  In a recent study, it was shown that a common type of knee surgery may actually increase arthritis and cartilage loss. Knee surgery repairs tears by removing a piece of cartilage called the meniscus in the knee joint that acts as a shock […]

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Acupuncture as an alternative to medication for arthritis and pain

December 31, 2014

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Acupuncture as an alternative to medication for arthritis and pain by Dr. Steven Cooner — Acupuncture has successfully managed patients’ arthritis pain and related symptoms for centuries, with no adverse side effects, only benefits. It is a wonderful alternative to some of the controversial medicines on the market today. The term arthritis means inflammation of […]

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Treating joint problems

October 6, 2014

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Treating joint problems by Dr. Larry Wilson —  Joint problems, such as arthritis, are a major cause of disability around the world. The joints are one of the most delicate structures in the human body, and they take a lot of punishment. They often must be rebuilt to offset the constant wear and tear that […]

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Does your MRI really mean you need surgery?

February 23, 2014

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  by Dr. Fred Arnold —  Far too often, a patient will say a doctor has recommended surgery for a painful back or joint condition based on a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) test. This diagnostic test can visualize the internal structures of the body and be an invaluable tool to identify abnormalities in an area […]

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Feeling and living better with arthritis

January 15, 2014

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by Jennifer Schaecher —  If you are one of the 20 to 40 million Americans suffering from osteoarthritis, the most common form of arthritis, you may wonder what you can do to alleviate the pain. Have you tried exercise? Numerous medical studies demonstrate that exercise improves — even relieves — arthritis pain. People who choose […]

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Osteoarthritis and vitamin C

December 19, 2013

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by Dr. Fred G. Arnold —  Arthritis is a leading cause of disability in the world, affecting 43 million persons. One of the most common conditions that will affect most of us to some degree is osteoarthritis (OA), also known as degenerative arthritis or degenerative joint disease (DJD). It is a breakdown of joints, including […]

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Exposure to sunlight prevents chronic disease and cancer

October 4, 2013

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by Gayle Earle —  Are recommendations to cover up and stay out of the sun putting our health at risk? William B. Grant, Ph.D., who has studied the dietary and environmental links to chronic disease for 30 years, believes the optimal level of Vitamin D ranges from 30 to 40 ng/ml for cancer prevention and […]

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Gluten-free: Not just for celiacs

September 17, 2013

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by Marianne Crafts-Brandner —  Pancakes made without wheat? Quinoa croquettes? A hamburger bun made from rice flour? Adzuki bean brownies? Question: Who would choose such unusual foods? Answer: Someone who is trying to eat a gluten-free diet. In case you have not been in a health food store recently, “wheat-free/gluten-free” is a new way to […]

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Preparing yourself for fall and winter

August 13, 2013

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by Steven Cooner —  For most of us, fall and winter mean potential colds, flu, arthritic conditions, asthma, allergies and changes in sleep patterns as we respond to Mother Nature’s climatic changes. Many of us simply wait for the symptoms of illness to present themselves, and then try to deal with these indications and pathogens […]

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Steroid vs. regenerative medicine injections

June 13, 2013

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by Dr. Fred G. Arnold —  Standard of care is defined as the appropriate medical treatment based on scientific evidence and collaboration between the medical professionals involved in the treatment of a given condition. For the treatment of painful musculoskeletal conditions, steroid injections, such as cortisone injections, are considered the standard of care by many […]

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Food sensitivities and leaky gut

June 4, 2013

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by Dr. Denise Grobe —  Leaky gut syndrome and food sensitivities may be the answer to many cause-unknown type illnesses. They may also explain many of the symptoms patients have that confound and confuse some conventional physicians. Our bodies’ responses to the foods we eat are an integral part of our overall health — they […]

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Exercise — a fountain of youth for aging bodies

May 6, 2013

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by Brenda McDermott —  Talk to any group of older people and chances are you will often hear a long list of stories about bodies that, once young and strong, are now betraying their owners. Many who are less healthy than they once were may even be facing a loss of independence. The bottom line […]

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BodyTalk: the medicine of the future

April 10, 2013

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by Michael Davis and Jeff Goodman —  If you could contact the innate, inborn wisdom of your body, what would you ask it? Would you listen? BodyTalk provides just such an opportunity. Utilizing a neuromuscular biofeedback technique, the BodyTalk practitioner literally talks to the body, accessing its health priorities directly through the mind/body complex. Since […]

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