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Could cherries lower your risk of gout?

A tart, sweet fruit could help to decrease gout attacks among people with the condition, according to a new study. The research, published in the journal Arthritis & Rheumatism, shows that eating cherries over two days reduced the risk of experiencing a gout attack by 35 percent. And the effect was even greater when the [...]

By |2013-07-15T14:46:23-04:00April 15th, 2013|Nutrition, Wellness|0 Comments

Platelet Rich Plasma Significantly Improves Clinical Outcomes in Patients With Tennis Elbow

Platelet rich plasma (PRP) therapy has been used to manage pain associated with torn tendons, muscles and ligaments, mostly in athletes, at all levels. Though it has anecdotally been successful, the evidence to support its efficacious is weak. Researchers at the Rothman Institute at Jefferson participated in a multi-center randomized prospective study to evaluate the [...]

By |2019-05-31T19:06:10-04:00April 5th, 2013|Sports Medicine, Wellness|0 Comments

Mercury Exposure Linked to Diabetes Risk

A recent study suggests that mercury exposure in young adulthood may be linked to an increased risk for diabetes later in life. Mercury is a neurotoxin, meaning it affects the nervous system. Mercury exposure may lead to excessive mercury levels in the body that can permanently damage or fatally injure the brain and kidneys. Mercury [...]

By |2013-07-15T14:50:55-04:00March 15th, 2013|Nutrition, Wellness|0 Comments

It’s the Sugar, Folks

Sugar is indeed toxic. It may not be the only problem with the Standard American Diet, but it’s fast becoming clear that it’s the major one. A study published in the Feb. 27 issue of the journal PLoS One links increased consumption of sugar with increased rates of diabetes by examining the data on sugar [...]

By |2019-05-31T19:06:10-04:00February 28th, 2013|Nutrition, Wellness|0 Comments