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Panel cites need for individualized, patient-centered approach to treat and monitor chronic pain

    An independent panel convened by the National Institutes of Health concluded that individualized, patient-centered care is needed to treat and monitor the estimated 100 million Americans living with chronic pain. To achieve this aim, the panel recommends more research and development around the evidence-based, multidisciplinary approaches needed to balance patient perspectives, desired outcomes, […]

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Chiropractic Added to Joint Commission Standard on Pain Management

  THE CHIROPRACTIC PROFESSION GOT OFF TO A GREAT START in 2015 as the Joint Commission revised its pain management standard to include chiropractic services. Clinical experts in pain management who provide input into the commission’s standards affirmed that treatment strategies may consider both pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic approaches. Previously nonpharmacologic approaches were not included. Services […]

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FDA hopes calorie counts will help Americans consumer fewer

  Even if new federal rules requiring calorie counts on vending machines and restaurant menus do little to change the choices people make about food, health experts and advocates are optimistic that restaurants and manufacturers will change what they sell. The Food and Drug Administration issued two final rules on Tuesday intended to shed more […]

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Manipulation Activates Muscles of the Core

  MOTOR CONTROL IS AN INTERACTIVE PROCESS that allows the body to initiate activity to react to perturbations and other outside forces in a coordinated manner. Normal global reactive motor control is complicated when you consider the vast amount of interactive and competing neuronal transmissions that are involved. However, in the simple example of evoking […]

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Home Cooking Helps Keep the Calories Down

  Home Cooking Helps Keep the Calories Down   In the study on meals, researchers found that people who eat the most home-cooked ones end up eating healthier and consuming about 130 fewer calories daily, on average, compared to other people. “When people cook most of their meals at home, they consume fewer carbohydrates, less […]

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How Exercise May Protect Against Depression

    Exercise may help to safeguard the mind against depression through previously unknown effects on working muscles, according to a new study involving mice. The findings may have broad implications for anyone whose stress levels threaten to become emotionally overwhelming. Mental health experts have long been aware that even mild, repeated stress can contribute […]

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Spine & Sports: Why go to a chiropractor?

  Why a chiropractor? As licensed doctors, chiropractors or doctors of chiropractic (DC) have the duty to examine and diagnose your condition. DCs are also skilled hands-on providers trained to treat MSK conditions. They clearly are the most trained in providing joint manipulation. Specifically, high-velocity-low-amplitude (HVLA) joint manipulation is what chiropractors do best. While anyone […]

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