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MRI versus Ultrasonography to Assess Meniscal Abnormalities in Acute Knees

Ultrasound was two times more likely than MRI to correctly determine presence or absence of meniscal pathology seen arthroscopically in this study. Ultrasonography is a useful tool for diagnosis of meniscal pathology with potential advantages over MRI. Read more here.

By | March 18th, 2014|Sports Medicine|0 Comments

“Response to Negative Media Reports on Testosterone Treatment”

This article provides a clear response to the incorrect information being promoted by the media. Before you take the talking heads too seriously, get some hard facts on what the treatment is and how it actually affects people. Here's the letter: Consumer Alert Response to Media Reports Associating Testosterone Treatment With Greater Heart Attack Risk [...]

By | November 14th, 2013|Sports Medicine|0 Comments

Resveratrol, Diabetes, and You

In a recent study, Resveratrol (a supplement derived from red grape skins), has been shown to improve glucose levels, insulin control, and blood pressure in people with type 2 diabetes.  This was a human randomized, double blind, placebo controlled study, the gold standard in medical research. It has been known for years that Resveratrol can [...]

By | October 11th, 2013|Nutrition, Wellness|0 Comments

Stroke? Heart Disease? Treat it with a dose of Exercise!

Did you know that exercise is as good for treating Heart Disease and Stroke as medications? It's true, and a lot less expensive than a prescription! Dr. Leiber explains: "A new analysis of 305 randomized controlled trials (the gold standard in medical research) involving 339,274 individuals shows that exercise can be just as effective as [...]

By | October 3rd, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Researchers find link between blueberries, grapes and apples and reduced risk of type 2 diabetes

Eating more whole fruits, particularly blueberries, grapes and apples, is associated with a lower risk of type 2 diabetes, with greater fruit juice consumption having an adverse effect, a paper published today on bmj.com suggests. Increasing fruit consumption has been recommended for the prevention of many chronic diseases, including type 2 diabetes. However, studies have [...]

By | August 30th, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Acid Reflux Drugs May Cause Heart Disease

Drugs that block acid in your stomach may be causing other unintended consequences. These medications, such as: Prilosec, Prevacid, Nexium, etc are not meant to be used long-term. In addition to increasing risk for fractures, osteoporosis, intestinal infections, vitamin deficiencies, and pneumonia, a new study shows that they might also increase risk of heart disease.  [...]

By | July 15th, 2013|Wellness|0 Comments

Change diet, exercise habits at same time for best results!

Most people know that the way to stay healthy is to exercise and eat right, but millions of Americans struggle to meet those goals, or even decide which to change first. Now, researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have discovered that focusing on changing exercise and diet at the same time gives a [...]

By | June 15th, 2013|Nutrition, Wellness|0 Comments

Exercise Ups ‘Good’ Estrogen, Cuts Breast Cancer Odds

Exercise changes the way the body breaks down estrogen, increasing the ratio of 'good' to 'bad' estrogen metabolites, and so may lower the risk of breast cancer, new research suggests. Among previously sedentary young women, regular, intense physical activity was found to be associated with a significant increase in the 2-hydroxyestrone to 16α-hydroxyestrone ratio (2-OHE/16α-OHE [...]

By | June 15th, 2013|Wellness, Women's Health|0 Comments

Can a Western Style Diet Increase Your Risk of Premature Death?

Following a Western Style Diet May Lead to Greater Risk of Premature Death Data from a new study of British adults suggest that adherence to a “Western-style” diet (fried and sweet food, processed and red meat, refined grains, and high-fat dairy products) reduces a person’s likelihood of achieving older ages in good health and with [...]

By | May 29th, 2013|Nutrition|0 Comments

Can Garlic Supplements Help You Fight A Cold?

Supplementation with aged garlic extract improves both NK and γδ-T cell function and reduces the severity of cold and flu symptoms: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled nutrition intervention. BACKGROUND & AIMS: Earlier studies show that dietary bioactive compounds can modify proliferation of γδ-T cells. Garlic contains numerous compounds that have this potential and, in addition, has [...]

By | May 15th, 2013|Nutrition, Wellness|0 Comments