Show Notes for July 14, 2017

Hello and welcome to this week’s edition of HealthBeat, Chiropractic OnLine Today’s Health, News and Informational Podcast.

In this week’s news:  We’ll Be Looking At –

  • Epidemiology of Osteoarthritis
  • And Finally, a Story about Medicare to Issue New Identification Cards

For HealthBeat …. This is Dr. Todd Eglow!

Welcome to HealthBeat Podcast #599 recorded July 14, 2017.

HealthBeat is Chiropractic OnLine Today’s radio program, providing current news and commentary about Chiropractic and Health.

You can download this week’s Podcast here – http://www.chiropracticradio.com/healthbeat/healthbeat0599.mp3

COT’s HealthBeat is now available on demand on Stitcher Radio – http://app.stitcher.com/browse/feed/31530/details

This week’s Episode is sponsored by Audible Books.  Please surf to our web site at www.ChiropracticRadio.com and click on the DaVinci link for your Health and Nutritional needs.

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And Now for some news ….

 

Epidemiology of Osteoarthritis

The Journal of Athletic Training recently published a literature review related to the topic of Osteoarthritis.

Osteoarthritis (OA) is a leading cause of mobility-related disability in the United States. Due in large part to the aging population and the increasing rate of obesity, the prevalence of OA is expected to double by the year 2020.

History of joint injury represents an important risk factor for post-traumatic osteoarthritis and is a significant contributor to the rapidly growing percentage of the population with osteoarthritis.

This review presents the epidemiology associated with
post-traumatic osteoarthritis, with particular emphasis on the knee and ankle joints.

It is important to understand the effect of post-traumatic osteoarthritis on the population so that sufficient resources can be devoted to countering the disease and promoting optimal long-term health for patients after joint injury.

Surf to our Show Notes for the Full Article – http://natajournals.org/doi/pdf/10.4085/1062-6050-51.5.08

 

 

Medicare to Issue New Identification Cards

A recent ChiroCode mailer announced new Medicare ID Cards are coming in 2018.

Identity theft has become a major problem in the United States. As a prevention measure, the Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services (CMS) is readying a fraud prevention initiative that removes Social Security numbers from Medicare cards to help combat identity theft, and safeguard taxpayer dollars.

Providers are reminded to always protect their patient’s information. Information such as social security numbers, driver’s license numbers and credit card information, if breached, can lead to financial ruin for the patient and the doctor.

If a breach occurs, the physician must notify CMS and the Office of Civil Rights (OCR). This constitutes a HIPAA breach.

Medicare stated that new cards will no longer contain Social Security numbers, to combat fraud and illegal use. The new cards will use a unique, randomly-assigned number called a Medicare Beneficiary Identifier (MBI), to replace the Social Security-based Health Insurance Claim Number (HICN) currently used on the Medicare card.

CMS will begin mailing new cards in April 2018 and will meet the congressional deadline for replacing all Medicare cards by April 2019. On May 31, 2017, CMS kicked-off a multi-faceted outreach campaign to help providers get ready for the new MBI.

There will also be a 21-month transition period where providers will be able to use either the MBI or the HICN further easing the transition

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – https://chirocode.com/blog/medicare-announces-new-cards-be-issued

 

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Finally, I leave you with the following quote:

We May Encounter Many Defeats But We Must Not Be Defeated.”- Maya Angelou

For Chiropractic OnLine Today’s HealthBeat, This has been Dr. Todd Eglow.


Show Notes for July 7, 2017

Hello and welcome to this week’s edition of HealthBeat, Chiropractic OnLine Today’s Health, News and Informational Podcast.

In this week’s news:  We’ll Be Looking At –

  • Vegetarian Diets and Calories
  • And Finally, a story about the Biologic Cost of Caring for a Cancer Patient

For HealthBeat …. This is Dr. Todd Eglow!

Welcome to HealthBeat Podcast #598 recorded July 7, 2017.

HealthBeat is Chiropractic OnLine Today’s radio program, providing current news and commentary about Chiropractic and Health.

You can download this week’s Podcast here – http://www.chiropracticradio.com/healthbeat/healthbeat0598.mp3

COT’s HealthBeat is now available on demand on Stitcher Radio – http://app.stitcher.com/browse/feed/31530/details

This week’s Episode is sponsored by Audible Books.  Please surf to our web site at www.ChiropracticRadio.com and click on the DaVinci link for your Health and Nutritional needs.

We also would appreciate your passing the word of our Podcasts to your friends and colleagues.  Please let everyone know how easy it is to subscribe via the Apple iTunes directory.

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And Now for some news ….

 

 

Vegetarian Diets and Calories

Dieters who go vegetarian not only lose weight more effectively than those on conventional low-calorie diets but also improve their metabolism y reducing muscle fat, a new study published in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition has found.

Losing muscle fat improves glucose and lipid metabolism so this finding is particularly important for people with metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes, says lead author of the study.

The vegetarian diet was found to be almost twice as effective in reducing body weight, resulting in an average loss of 6.2 kg compared to 3.2 kg for the conventional diet.

The study found that both diets caused a similar reduction in subcutaneous fat. However, subfascial fat was only reduced in response to the vegetarian diet, and intramuscular fat was more greatly reduced by the vegetarian diet.

This is important as increased subfascial fat in patients with type 2 diabetes has been associated with insulin resistance, so reducing it could have a beneficial effect on glucose metabolism. In addition, reducing intramuscular fat could help improve muscular strength and mobility, particularly in older people with diabetes.

As always, discuss all Nutritional Recommendations with your Qualified Health Care Provider.

Surf to our Show Notes for the full study – http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/07315724.2017.1302367

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/06/170612094458.htm

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Biologic Cost of Caring for a Cancer Patient

Caring for a family member with cancer is a psychologically demanding experience. However, it remains unclear whether the distress that caregiving provokes also takes a physiologic toll on the body.

A 2009 study, published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, observed familial caregivers of patients with brain cancer for a year after diagnosis and tracked changes in neurohormonal and inflammatory processes.

Results of the study revealed that caregivers showed marked changes over time in diurnal output of salivary amylase, a marker of SNS activity, whereas secretions in controls were stable during follow-up.

Cortisol output was similar in caregivers and controls. During the year, caregivers showed a profound linear increase in systemic inflammation, as indexed by CRP.

At the same time, they displayed a linear decline in mRNA for anti-inflammatory signaling molecules and diminished in vitro glucocorticoid sensitivity.

The study concluded that these preliminary data show that familial caregivers of patients with cancer experience marked changes in neurohormonal and inflammatory processes in the year after diagnosis.

These changes may place them at risk for morbidity and mortality from diseases fostered by excessive inflammation.

Surf to our Show Notes for the full study – http://ascopubs.org/doi/full/10.1200/JCO.2008.18.7435

 

 

 

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Finally, I leave you with the following quote:

Entrepreneurs Are Great At Dealing With Uncertainty And Also Very Good At Minimizing Risk. That’s The Classic Entrepreneur.”- Mohnish Pabrai

For Chiropractic OnLine Today’s HealthBeat, This has been
Dr. Todd Eglow.


Show Notes for June 30, 2017

Hello and welcome to this week’s edition of HealthBeat, Chiropractic OnLine Today’s Health, News and Informational Podcast.

In this week’s news:  We’ll Be Looking At –

  • Painful Cervical Facet Joint Injury
  • And Finally, a story about Locomotive Syndrome

For HealthBeat …. This is Dr. Todd Eglow!

Welcome to HealthBeat Podcast #597 recorded June 30, 2017.

HealthBeat is Chiropractic OnLine Today’s radio program, providing current news and commentary about Chiropractic and Health.

You can download this week’s Podcast here – http://www.chiropracticradio.com/healthbeat/healthbeat0597.mp3

COT’s HealthBeat is now available on demand on Stitcher Radio – http://app.stitcher.com/browse/feed/31530/details

This week’s Episode is sponsored by Audible Books.  Please surf to our web site at www.ChiropracticRadio.com and click on the DaVinci link for your Health and Nutritional needs.

We also would appreciate your passing the word of our Podcasts to your friends and colleagues.  Please let everyone know how easy it is to subscribe via the Apple iTunes directory.

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Next, we would like to send out a big Thank You to those of you who are linking our Podcast to your home pages…. We do request that you also include a link to our main Podcast Page at www.ChiropracticRadio.com

And as always, a big thank you to our COT HealthBeat Listener community.  This podcast is made available thru the generous donations we receive and greatly appreciate.  If you could remember to surf to our Web Site and click on the PayPal link to make a monthly donation, even $5-$10, this would be very much welcomed.

Finally, Chiropractic OnLine Today has always provided our news and education content for free and plan on continuing this policy.  However, we do request that if you are enjoying these podcasts, that you surf to ChiropracticRadio.com and consider clicking on our PayPal link to make a donation to keep these Podcasts airing.  We thank everyone for their continued support.

And Now for some news ….

 

 

Painful Cervical Facet Joint Injury

The objective of a recent study, published in the journal Spine, was to investigate the relationship between pain and synapse density in the spinal cord after facet injury.

Immunohistochemistry labeled pre- and postsynaptic structural markers to quantify excitatory and inhibitory synapses in the spinal superficial dorsal horn at 14 days after painful facet joint injury in the rat.

Neck pain is a major contributor to disability and often becomes chronic. The cervical facet joints are susceptible to loading-induced painful injury, initiating spinal central sensitization responses.

Although excitatory synapse plasticity has been reported in the superficial dorsal horn early after painful facet injury, whether excitatory and/or inhibitory synapse density is altered at a time when pain is maintained is unknown.

This study demonstrates a role for structural plasticity in both excitatory and inhibitory synapses in the maintenance of facet-mediated joint pain, and that altered inhibitory, but not excitatory, synapse density correlates to the severity of painful joint injury.

Understanding the functional consequences of this spinal structural plasticity is critical to elucidate mechanisms of chronic joint pain.

Surf to our Show Notes for links – http://journals.lww.com/spinejournal/Abstract/2017/06150/Painful_Cervical_Facet_Joint_Injury_Is_Accompanied.4.aspx

 

 

Locomotive Syndrome

A recent article published in the journal Bone and Mineral Metabolism, discussed Locomotive Syndrome.

Locomotive syndrome is a condition of reduced mobility due to impairment of locomotive organs.

Since upright bipedal walking involves minutely controlled movement patterns, impairment of any aspect of the locomotive organs has the potential to adversely affect it. In addition to trauma, chronic diseases of the locomotive organs, which progress with repeated bouts of acute exacerbations, are common causes of the locomotive syndrome.

Exercise intervention is effective in improving motor function, but because the subjects are elderly people with significant degenerative diseases of the locomotor organs, caution should be taken in choosing the type and intensity of exercise.

The present review discusses the definition, current burden, diagnosis and interventions pertaining to the locomotive syndrome.

The concept and measures are spreading throughout Japan as one of the national health policy targets.

Surf to our Show Notes for details – https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/S12018-016-9208-2?wt_mc=Other.Other.2.CON723.Orthopedics2017-Article4

 

 

 

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Finally, I leave you with the following quote:

Failure Will Never Overtake Me If My Determination To Succeed Is Strong Enough.”- Og Mandino

For Chiropractic OnLine Today’s HealthBeat, This has been
Dr. Todd Eglow.


Show Notes for June 23, 2017

Hello and welcome to this week’s edition of HealthBeat, Chiropractic OnLine Today’s Health, News and Informational Podcast.

In this week’s news:  We’ll Be Looking At –

  • Genetic Links to Idiopathic Scoliosis
  • And Finally, a story about the Mechanism of Back Pain Relief by Spinal Manipulative Therapy

For HealthBeat …. This is Dr. Todd Eglow!

Welcome to HealthBeat Podcast #596 recorded June 23, 2017.

HealthBeat is Chiropractic OnLine Today’s radio program, providing current news and commentary about Chiropractic and Health.

You can download this week’s Podcast here – http://www.chiropracticradio.com/healthbeat/healthbeat0596.mp3

COT’s HealthBeat is now available on demand on Stitcher Radio – http://app.stitcher.com/browse/feed/31530/details

This week’s Episode is sponsored by Audible Books.  Please surf to our web site at www.ChiropracticRadio.com and click on the DaVinci link for your Health and Nutritional needs.

We also would appreciate your passing the word of our Podcasts to your friends and colleagues.  Please let everyone know how easy it is to subscribe via the Apple iTunes directory.

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Next, we would like to send out a big Thank You to those of you who are linking our Podcast to your home pages…. We do request that you also include a link to our main Podcast Page at www.ChiropracticRadio.com

And as always, a big thank you to our COT HealthBeat Listener community.  This podcast is made available thru the generous donations we receive and greatly appreciate.  If you could remember to surf to our Web Site and click on the PayPal link to make a monthly donation, even $5-$10, this would be very much welcomed.

Finally, Chiropractic OnLine Today has always provided our news and education content for free and plan on continuing this policy.  However, we do request that if you are enjoying these podcasts, that you surf to ChiropracticRadio.com and consider clicking on our PayPal link to make a donation to keep these Podcasts airing.  We thank everyone for their continued support.

And Now for some news ….

 

 

Genetic Links to Idiopathic Scoliosis

Insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF1) gene single nucleotide polymorphism (rs5742612) has been associated with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) in several studies with limited sample size and inconsistent outcomes.

The authors of a recent study published in the European Spine Journal performed a meta-analysis to assess the precise association between IGF1 gene single nucleotide polymorphism (rs5742612) and adolescent idiopathic scoliosis.

The study concluded that IGF1 gene single nucleotide polymorphism (rs5742612) is not significant associated with susceptibility to adolescent idiopathic scoliosis in either Asian or Caucasian populations.

However, Insulin-like growth factor 1 gene rs5742612 may be associated with severity of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. Further studies with larger sample size and different population groups involving the relationship are required to confirm the potential association.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00586-016-4742-7?wt_mc=alerts.TOCjournals

 

The Mechanism of Back Pain Relief by SMT

The aim of the present study published in the journal Neuroscience, was to determine whether thoracic spinal manipulation (SM) decreases temporal summation of back pain.

The study comprised two controlled experiments including 16 and 15 healthy participants, respectively.

Each study included six sessions during which painful or non-painful electrical stimulations were delivered in three conditions:

(1) control
(2) light mechanical stimulus (MS) or
(3) spinal manipulation.

Electrical stimulation was applied on the thoracic spine (T4), in the area where SM and MS were performed.

The study concluded that these results indicate that spinal manipulation produces specific inhibitory effects on temporal summation of back pain, consistent with the involvement of a spinal anti-nociceptive mechanism in clinical pain relief by spinal manipulation.

This provides the first mechanistic evidence of back pain relief by spinal manipulation.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/28288900/

 

 

This podcast is made available through the generous donations from our great Listeners, such as You!  If you are enjoying these HealthBeat Podcasts, Please surf to our Web Site and click on the PayPal link.

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As always, please surf to our Podcast Show Notes at ChiropracticRadio.com for a full listing of web references mentioned in today’s show.

And remember – COT’s Healthbeat always recommends discussing any nutritional or exercise lifestyle modifications with a qualified healthcare professional.

Thank you for listening…. As always, We Want to hear from you.  Please send us emails…. Simply surf to our Web Site at ChiropracticRadio.com and click on the Email link.

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If you have an idea for a future Health Segment, please feel free to contact me directly via email …. The address is: healthbeat@chiropracticradio.com

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While at our Web Site, please remember to consider making a donation to help keep these Podcasts airing.  Listener support such as yours, via our PayPal link, does help in allowing us to bring these Podcasts to you weekly.

And please remember to support our sponsors by clicking their links located at ChiropracticRadio.com

Finally, I leave you with the following quote:

People Who Are Crazy Enough To Think They Can Change The World, Are The Ones Who Do.”
– Rob Siltanen

For Chiropractic OnLine Today’s HealthBeat, This has been
Dr. Todd Eglow.


Show Notes for June 9, 2017

Hello and welcome to this week’s edition of HealthBeat, Chiropractic OnLine Today’s Health, News and Informational Podcast.

In this week’s news:  We’ll Be Looking At –

  • Pain Sensitization and Disease Activity in Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • And Finally, a Story about Food groups and risk of all-cause mortality

For HealthBeat …. This is Dr. Todd Eglow!

Welcome to HealthBeat Podcast #595 recorded June 9, 2017.

HealthBeat is Chiropractic OnLine Today’s radio program, providing current news and commentary about Chiropractic and Health.

You can download this week’s Podcast here – http://www.chiropracticradio.com/healthbeat/healthbeat0595.mp3

COT’s HealthBeat is now available on demand on Stitcher Radio – http://app.stitcher.com/browse/feed/31530/details

This week’s Episode is sponsored by Audible Books.  Please surf to our web site at www.ChiropracticRadio.com and click on the DaVinci link for your Health and Nutritional needs.

We also would appreciate your passing the word of our Podcasts to your friends and colleagues.  Please let everyone know how easy it is to subscribe via the Apple iTunes directory.

If you are interested in creating personalized Healthbeat podcasts for your office or website, to help attract new patients, please surf to our web site and send us an Email ….

…. or Skype us by typing in “healthbeat”, all in small letters.

Twitter – We are always looking to expand our interactivity with you, our loyal Health Community.  If you would like to be kept up-to-date with current events about Health, Technology and ME, feel free to surf to – http://www.twitter.com/teglow and click on the Follow link.

Next, we would like to send out a big Thank You to those of you who are linking our Podcast to your home pages…. We do request that you also include a link to our main Podcast Page at www.ChiropracticRadio.com

And as always, a big thank you to our COT HealthBeat Listener community.  This podcast is made available thru the generous donations we receive and greatly appreciate.  If you could remember to surf to our Web Site and click on the PayPal link to make a monthly donation, even $5-$10, this would be very much welcomed.

Finally, Chiropractic OnLine Today has always provided our news and education content for free and plan on continuing this policy.  However, we do request that if you are enjoying these podcasts, that you surf to ChiropracticRadio.com and consider clicking on our PayPal link to make a donation to keep these Podcasts airing.  We thank everyone for their continued support.

And Now for some news ….

 

Pain Sensitization and Disease Activity in Rheumatoid Arthritis

Pain sensitization may contribute to pain severity in rheumatoid arthritis (RA), impacting assessment of disease activity.

The authors of a recent study published in the journal Arthritis Care and Research, examined whether pain processing mechanisms were associated with disease activity among RA patients with active disease.

The study concluded that high pain sensitization is associated with elevations in disease activity measures.

Longitudinal studies are underway to elucidate the cause-effect relationships between pain sensitization and inflammatory disease activity in rheumatoid arthritis.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/acr.23266/abstract

http://www.medpagetoday.com/rheumatology/arthritis/65071

 

Food groups and risk of all-cause mortality

Suboptimal diet is one of the most important factors in preventing early death and disability worldwide.

The aim of a recent meta-analysis, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, was to synthesize the knowledge about the relation between intake of 12 major food groups, including whole grains, refined grains, vegetables, fruits, nuts, legumes, eggs, dairy, fish, red meat, processed meat, and sugar-sweetened beverages, with risk of all-cause mortality.

The results of the study found that with increasing intake (for each daily serving) of whole grains, vegetables, fruits, nuts, and fish, the risk of all-cause mortality decreased;

Higher intake of red meat and processed meat was associated with an increased risk of all-cause mortality in a linear dose-response meta-analysis.

A clear indication of nonlinearity was seen for the relations between vegetables, fruits, nuts, and dairy and all-cause mortality.

The study concluded that optimal consumption of risk-decreasing foods results in a 56% reduction of all-cause mortality, whereas consumption of risk-increasing foods is associated with a 2-fold increased risk of all-cause mortality.

As always, discuss all Nutritional Recommendations with your Qualified Health Care Provider.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – http://ajcn.nutrition.org/content/early/2017/04/26/ajcn.117.153148.abstract

 

 

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If You Are Working On Something That You Really Care About, You Don’t Have To Be Pushed. The Vision Pulls You.”
– Steve Jobs

For Chiropractic OnLine Today’s HealthBeat, This has been
Dr. Todd Eglow.


Show Notes for June 2, 2017

Hello and welcome to this week’s edition of HealthBeat, Chiropractic OnLine Today’s Health, News and Informational Podcast.

In this week’s news: We’ll Be Looking At –

  • Smoking and Arthritis
  • And Finally, a Story about Spinal Manipulation and Adverse Effects

For HealthBeat …. This is Dr. Todd Eglow!

Welcome to HealthBeat Podcast #594 recorded June 2, 2017.

HealthBeat is Chiropractic OnLine Today’s radio program, providing current news and commentary about Chiropractic and Health.

You can download this week’s Podcast here – http://www.chiropracticradio.com/healthbeat/healthbeat0594.mp3

COT’s HealthBeat is now available on demand on Stitcher Radio – http://app.stitcher.com/browse/feed/31530/details

This week’s Episode is sponsored by Audible Books. Please surf to our web site at www.ChiropracticRadio.com and click on the DaVinci link for your Health and Nutritional needs.

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Next, we would like to send out a big Thank You to those of you who are linking our Podcast to your home pages…. We do request that you also include a link to our main Podcast Page at www.ChiropracticRadio.com

And as always, a big thank you to our COT HealthBeat Listener community. This podcast is made available thru the generous donations we receive and greatly appreciate. If you could remember to surf to our Web Site and click on the PayPal link to make a monthly donation, even $5-$10, this would be very much welcomed.

Finally, Chiropractic OnLine Today has always provided our news and education content for free and plan on continuing this policy. However, we do request that if you are enjoying these podcasts, that you surf to ChiropracticRadio.com and consider clicking on our PayPal link to make a donation to keep these Podcasts airing. We thank everyone for their continued support.

And Now for some news ….

 

 

Smoking and Arthritis

Smoking was a strong predictor of more severe disease in patients with axial spondyloarthritis (AxSpA), with people who had ever smoked having worse disease activity and worse quality of life than those who had never smoked, researchers reported.

In addition, current smokers fared worse than those who had quit, according to researchers from the University of Liverpool.

People who had ever smoked had evidence of worse disease across the measures, after adjusting for age, sex, BMI, and HLA-B27 status, Zhao reported. For example, on the BASDAI, ever smokers had 1 unit score worse disease activity compared to people who had never smoked.

Furthermore, people who had quit smoking had better disease activity than those who continued to smoke.

These study findings provide yet another reason to encourage patients with AxSpA to quit smoking, and to do so before they accumulate a large number of pack-years.

In a related story, it was found that around 1 in 5 people with axial spondyloarthritis meet the criteria for fibromyalgia, and this group fared worse on multiple measures of disease severity and disability, researchers reported here.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links –

http://www.medpagetoday.com/mastery-of-medicine/rheumatology-mastery-in-as/64849

http://www.medpagetoday.com/mastery-of-medicine/rheumatology-mastery-in-as/64863

 

Spinal Manipulation and Adverse Effects

Unlike pharmacological randomized controlled trials (RCTs), manual-therapy RCTs do not always report adverse events (AEs).

The few manual-therapy randomized controlled trials that provide information on AEs are frequently without details, such as the type and-, severity of the AE and reason for withdrawal.

A recent study was published in the journal Musculoskeletal Science and Practice to prospectively report all adverse events in a chiropractic spinal manipulative therapy (CSMT) randomized controlled trials.

Adverse events were assessed in 703 sessions, with 355 in the chiropractic spinal manipulative therapy group and 348 in the placebo group.

Local tenderness was the most common adverse events, and tiredness on the intervention day was reported.

The study concluded that adverse events were mild and transient, and severe or serious adverse events were not observed.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – http://www.mskscienceandpractice.com/article/S2468-7812(17)30054-1/pdf

 

 
This podcast is made available through the generous donations from our great Listeners, such as You! If you are enjoying these HealthBeat Podcasts, Please surf to our Web Site and click on the PayPal link.

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And remember to surf to our Show Notes, located at http://www.ChiropracticRadio.com

 

As always, please surf to our Podcast Show Notes at ChiropracticRadio.com for a full listing of web references mentioned in today’s show.

And remember – COT’s Healthbeat always recommends discussing any nutritional or exercise lifestyle modifications with a qualified healthcare professional.

Thank you for listening…. As always, We Want to hear from you. Please send us emails…. Simply surf to our Web Site at ChiropracticRadio.com and click on the Email link.

You can also leave us Voice Mail…. Simply open up your Skype and type in “healthbeat”, all in small letters.

If you have an idea for a future Health Segment, please feel free to contact me directly via email …. The address is: healthbeat@chiropracticradio.com

We also would appreciate your votes both at Podcastalley.com. If you are enjoying these podcasts, please surf to our HealthBeat homepage and click on the Podcast Alley link and Yahoo links.

If you have a Web Site for your practice and you would like to add content to help attract more patients, please consider adding a Personalized HealthBeat segments to your site. Many listeners are finding this a useful content addition to an Office’s Web Site. For more information, please send me an Email at healthbeat@chiropracticradio.com

While at our Web Site, please remember to consider making a donation to help keep these Podcasts airing. Listener support such as yours, via our PayPal link, does help in allowing us to bring these Podcasts to you weekly.

And please remember to support our sponsors by clicking their links located at ChiropracticRadio.com

Finally, I leave you with the following quote:

It’s Not Whether You Get Knocked Down, It’s Whether You Get Up.”
– Inspirational Quote By Vince Lombardi

For Chiropractic OnLine Today’s HealthBeat, This has been
Dr. Todd Eglow.


Show Notes for May 26, 2017

Hello and welcome to this week’s edition of HealthBeat, Chiropractic OnLine Today’s Health, News and Informational Podcast.

In this week’s news:  We’ll Be Looking At –

  • Updated Medicare E&M Guidelines
  • And Finally, a Story about Energy Drinks and Cardiac Changes

For HealthBeat …. This is Dr. Todd Eglow!

Welcome to HealthBeat Podcast #593 recorded May 25, 2017.

HealthBeat is Chiropractic OnLine Today’s radio program, providing current news and commentary about Chiropractic and Health.

You can download this week’s Podcast here – http://www.chiropracticradio.com/healthbeat/healthbeat0593.mp3

COT’s HealthBeat is now available on demand on Stitcher Radio – http://app.stitcher.com/browse/feed/31530/details

This week’s Episode is sponsored by Audible Books.  Please surf to our web site at www.ChiropracticRadio.com and click on the DaVinci link for your Health and Nutritional needs.

We also would appreciate your passing the word of our Podcasts to your friends and colleagues.  Please let everyone know how easy it is to subscribe via the Apple iTunes directory.

If you are interested in creating personalized Healthbeat podcasts for your office or website, to help attract new patients, please surf to our web site and send us an Email ….

…. or Skype us by typing in “healthbeat”, all in small letters.

Twitter – We are always looking to expand our interactivity with you, our loyal Health Community.  If you would like to be kept up-to-date with current events about Health, Technology and ME, feel free to surf to – http://www.twitter.com/teglow and click on the Follow link.

Next, we would like to send out a big Thank You to those of you who are linking our Podcast to your home pages…. We do request that you also include a link to our main Podcast Page at www.ChiropracticRadio.com

And as always, a big thank you to our COT HealthBeat Listener community.  This podcast is made available thru the generous donations we receive and greatly appreciate.  If you could remember to surf to our Web Site and click on the PayPal link to make a monthly donation, even $5-$10, this would be very much welcomed.

Finally, Chiropractic OnLine Today has always provided our news and education content for free and plan on continuing this policy.  However, we do request that if you are enjoying these podcasts, that you surf to ChiropracticRadio.com and consider clicking on our PayPal link to make a donation to keep these Podcasts airing.  We thank everyone for their continued support.

And Now for some news ….

 

Updated Medicare E&M Guidelines

NGS, National Government Services, a Medicare Contractor, is informing Part B providers of an upcoming change to E&M examination expectations for expanded problem focused and detailed CPT coding.

This change had previously been considered and will now be effective for services performed on and after 7/1/2017.

This change is in response to numerous provider requests for clarification on current examination requirements for these two levels of coding.

Citing the same scope of examination for both levels has led to frequent provider confusion on documentation requirements and coding selections, as well as a degree of subjectivity in reviewing medical records for these services.

This change will eliminate the confusion and bring NGS into alignment with other CMS-sponsored review entities.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links and Full Details – http://bit.ly/2pIKnCZ

 

 


Energy Drinks and Cardiac Changes

Caffeine in doses <400 mg is typically not considered arrhythmogenic, meaning capable of producing cardiac arrhythmias, but little is known about the additional ingredients in energy drinks.

The authors of a study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, evaluated the ECG and blood pressure (BP) effects of high‐volume energy drink consumption compared with caffeine alone.

This was a randomized, double‐blind, controlled, crossover study in 18 young, healthy volunteers. Participants consumed either 946 mL (32 ounces) of energy drink or caffeinated control drink, both of which contained 320 mg of caffeine, separated by a 6‐day washout period.

ECG, peripheral BP, and central BP measurements were obtained at baseline and 1, 2, 4, 6, and 24 hours post study drink consumption.

The study concluded that the corrected QT interval and systolic BP were significantly higher post high‐volume energy drink consumption when compared with caffeine alone.

Larger clinical trials validating these findings and evaluation of
non-caffeine ingredients within energy drinks are warranted.

As always, discuss all Nutritional related recommendations with your Qualified Health Care Professional.

Surf to our Show Notes for links – http://jaha.ahajournals.org/content/6/5/e004448

http://www.medpagetoday.com/primarycare/dietnutrition/64812

http://medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/arrhythmogenic

Teenager Dies – http://www.cnn.com/2017/05/15/health/teen-death-caffeine/

 

 

 

This podcast is made available through the generous donations from our great Listeners, such as You!  If you are enjoying these HealthBeat Podcasts, Please surf to our Web Site and click on the PayPal link.

For information about adding Personalized HealthBeat Podcasts to your office’s Web Site, to help you attract new patients, please Email us at – healthbeat@chiropracticradio.com

And remember to surf to our Show Notes, located at http://www.ChiropracticRadio.com

As always, please surf to our Podcast Show Notes at ChiropracticRadio.com for a full listing of web references mentioned in today’s show.

And remember – COT’s Healthbeat always recommends discussing any nutritional or exercise lifestyle modifications with a qualified healthcare professional.

 

Thank you for listening…. As always, We Want to hear from you.  Please send us emails…. Simply surf to our Web Site at ChiropracticRadio.com and click on the Email link.

You can also leave us Voice Mail…. Simply open up your Skype and type in “healthbeat”, all in small letters.

If you have an idea for a future Health Segment, please feel free to contact me directly via email …. The address is: healthbeat@chiropracticradio.com

We also would appreciate your votes both at Podcastalley.com.  If you are enjoying these podcasts, please surf to our HealthBeat homepage and click on the Podcast Alley link and Yahoo links.

If you have a Web Site for your practice and you would like to add content to help attract more patients, please consider adding a Personalized HealthBeat segments to your site. Many listeners are finding this a useful content addition to an Office’s Web Site.  For more information, please send me an Email at healthbeat@chiropracticradio.com

While at our Web Site, please remember to consider making a donation to help keep these Podcasts airing.  Listener support such as yours, via our PayPal link, does help in allowing us to bring these Podcasts to you weekly.

And please remember to support our sponsors by clicking their links located at ChiropracticRadio.com

Finally, I leave you with the following quote:

You Learn More From Failure Than From Success. Don’t Let It Stop You. Failure Builds Character.”
– Unknown

For Chiropractic OnLine Today’s HealthBeat, This has been
Dr. Todd Eglow.