Show Notes for February 10, 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 –

  • Stabilization Exercises vs Manual Therapy for LBP
  • And Finally, a Story about MRI Variability in diagnostic error rates of Lumbar spine MRI examinations

For HealthBeat …. This is Dr. Todd Eglow!

Welcome to HealthBeat Podcast #582 recorded February 10, 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/healthbeat0582.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.

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And Now for some news ….

 

 

Stabilization Exercises vs Manual Therapy for LBP

A study published in the journal Physical Therapy in Sport performed a systematic review with a meta-analysis to examine the efficacy of stabilization exercises versus general exercises or manual therapy in patients with low back pain.

The study searched MEDLINE, Cochrane Controlled Trials, etc., for randomized controlled trials that examined the efficacy of stabilization exercises compared to general exercises or manual therapy on pain, disability, and function in patients with low back pain.

Weighted mean differences (WMD) and 95% confidence intervals were calculated.

The study concluded that stabilization exercises were as efficacious as manual therapy in decreasing pain and disability and should be encouraged as part of musculoskeletal rehabilitation for low back pain.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – http://www.physicaltherapyinsport.com/article/S1466-853X(16)30071-2/fulltext?rss=yes

 

 

MRI Variability in diagnostic error rates of Lumbar spine MRI examinations

In today’s health-care climate, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is often perceived as a commodity-a service where there are no meaningful differences in quality and thus an area in which patients can be advised to select a provider based on price and convenience alone.

If this prevailing view is correct, then a patient should expect to receive the same radiological diagnosis regardless of which imaging center he or she visits, or which radiologist reviews the examination. Based on their extensive clinical experience, the authors believe that this assumption is not correct and that it can negatively impact patient care, outcomes, and costs.

This study, published in the Spine Journal, was designed to test the authors’ hypothesis that radiologists’ reports from multiple imaging centers performing a lumbar MRI examination on the same patient over a short period of time will have (1) marked variability in interpretive findings and (2) a broad range of interpretive errors.

The conclusion of this study found marked variability in the reported interpretive findings and a high prevalence of interpretive errors in radiologists’ reports of an MRI examination of the lumbar spine performed on the same patient at 10 different MRI centers over a short time period.

As a result, the authors conclude that where a patient obtains his or her MRI examination and which radiologist interprets the examination may have a direct impact on radiological diagnosis, subsequent choice of treatment, and clinical outcome.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27867079

 

 

 

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Finally, I leave you with the following quote:

What You Lack In Talent Can Be Made Up With Desire, Hustle And Giving 110% All The Time.”
– Don Zimmer

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


Show Notes for February 3, 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 –

  • Physical Activity and Happiness
  • And Finally, a Story about the Need for Routine LB Imaging

For HealthBeat …. This is Dr. Todd Eglow!

Welcome to HealthBeat Podcast #581 recorded February 3, 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/healthbeat0581.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

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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 ….

 

 

Physical Activity and Happiness

Physical activity, both exercise and non-exercise, has far-reaching benefits to physical health. Although exercise has also been linked to psychological health (e.g., happiness), little research has examined physical activity more broadly, taking into account non-exercise activity as well as exercise.

The authors of a recent study published in the journal PLOS One, examined the relationship between physical activity (measured broadly) and happiness using a smartphone application. This app has collected self-reports of happiness and physical activity from over ten thousand participants, while passively gathering information about physical activity from the accelerometers on users’ phones.

The findings reveal that individuals who are more physically active are happier. Further, individuals are happier in the moments when they are more physically active.

Overall, this research suggests that not only exercise but also non-exercise physical activity is related to happiness. This research further demonstrates how smartphones can be used to collect large-scale data to examine psychological, behavioral, and health-related phenomena as they naturally occur in everyday life.

Remember to discuss all related Exercise Recommendations with your Qualified Health Care Professional.

Surf to our Show Notes for links – http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0160589

 

 

 

Need for Routine LB Imaging

A study published in the Journal of Athletic Training asked the question, in patients with low back pain (LBP) who do not have indications of a serious underlying condition, does routine, immediate lumbar imaging result in improved patient outcomes when compared with clinical care without immediate imaging?

This systematic review and meta-analysis included randomized, controlled trials that compared immediate, routine lumbar imaging (or routine provision of imaging findings) with usual clinical care without immediate lumbar imaging (or not routinely providing results of imaging) for LBP without indications of serious underlying conditions.

The study concluded that available evidence indicates that immediate, routine lumbar spine imaging in patients with LBP and without features indicating a serious underlying condition did not improve outcomes compared with usual clinical care without immediate imaging.

Clinical care without immediate imaging seems to result in no increased odds of failure in identifying serious underlying conditions in patients without risk factors for these conditions. In addition to lacking clinical benefit, routine lumbar imaging is associated with radiation exposure (radiography and CT) and increased direct expenses for patients and may lead to unnecessary procedures.

This evidence confirms that clinicians should refrain from routine, immediate lumbar imaging in primary care patients with nonspecific, acute or subacute LBP and no indications of underlying serious conditions. Specific consideration of patient expectations about the value of imaging was not addressed here; however, this aspect must be considered to avoid unnecessary imaging while also meeting patient expectations and increasing patient satisfaction.

As always, COTs HealthBeat recommends discussing specific diagnostic criteria with your Chiropractor.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/21214357/?i=2&from=/27707631/related

 

 

 

 

 

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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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Finally, I leave you with the following quote:

 “Creativity Is Intelligence Having Fun.”
– Albert Einstein

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


Show Notes for January 27, 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 –

  • Gut Microbiome and Visceral Fat
  • And Finally, a Story about Low Back Pain Amongst Health Professionals

For HealthBeat …. This is Dr. Todd Eglow!

Welcome to HealthBeat Podcast #580 recorded January 27, 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/healthbeat0580.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 ….

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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 ….

 

Gut Microbiome and Visceral Fat

Bifidobacterium animalis ssp. lactis GCL2505 (B. lactis GCL2505) is able to survive passage through the intestine and then proliferate, leading to an increase in the amount of gut bifidobacteria.

In a study published in the journal Bioscience of Microbiota Food and Health, the Authors evaluated the impact of B. lactis GCL2505 on abdominal visceral fat storage in overweight and mildly obese Japanese adults.

This clinical study was a double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled, parallel-group comparative trial performed for 12 weeks.

The study concluded that the results indicate that B. lactis GCL2505 reduces abdominal visceral fat, a key factor associated with metabolic disorders.

This finding suggests that this probiotic strain can potentially serve as a specific functional food to achieve visceral fat reduction in overweight or mildly obese individuals.

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

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5107634/

 

 

Low Back Pain Amongst Health Professionals

Work-related musculoskeletal system diseases are commonly observed among nurses, physiotherapists, dentists, and dietitians.

The objective of a recent study published in the Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation, was to assess working postures of nurses, physiotherapists, dentists and dietitians, to identify whether low back pain (LBP) is present, and to put forth the correlation between LBP, working posture, and other factors.

Twenty seven physiotherapists, 34 nurses, 30 dentists, and 16 dieticians were included. Impairment ratings of cases with LBP were analysed with Quebec Back Pain Disability Scale (Quebec).

Working postures were analysed with Owako Working Posture Analysis System.

Results of the study found that LBP was observed in 70.09% of healthcare professionals. Of the individuals suffering from LBP, 57.2% were working with a risky posture. 40.63% of individuals without LBP were using risky working postures.

The study concluded that considering that head-neck and trunk postures are changeable factors that are among the factors affecting LBP, correcting the working posture gains importance.

Surf to our Show notes for Links – http://content.iospress.com/articles/journal-of-back-and-musculoskeletal-rehabilitation/bmr160571

 

 

 

 

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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.

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:

The Only Limit To Our Realization Of Tomorrow Will Be Our Doubts Of Today.”
– Franklin D. Roosevelt

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


Show Notes for January 20, 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 –

  • Multivitamin Use and Cardiovascular Disease in Men
  • And Finally, a Story about Chiropractic and Gastrointestinal Disorders

For HealthBeat …. This is Dr. Todd Eglow!

Welcome to HealthBeat Podcast #579 recorded January 20, 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/healthbeat0579.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 ….

 

Multivitamin Use and Cardiovascular Disease in Men

A study published in the American Society for Nutrition journal, investigated how multivitamin use is associated with the risk of CVD in initially healthy men at baseline.

Although multivitamins are widely used by US adults, few prospective studies have investigated their association with the long- and short-term risks of cardiovascular disease (CVD).

The study concluded that in this long-term prospective study in initially healthy men, multivitamin use for ≥20 y was associated with a lower risk of major CVD events.

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

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – http://jn.nutrition.org/content/early/2016/04/26/jn.115.227884.abstract

http://bit.ly/2iMWmLD

 

 

 

 

Chiropractic and Gastrointestinal Disorders

The purpose of a study published in The Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association, was to provide a narrative review of the literature of studies describing the management of disorders of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract using ‘chiropractic therapy’.

Chiropractic Therapy is broadly defined here as spinal manipulation therapy, mobilizations, soft tissue therapy, modalities and stretches.

Search limiters include access to full text studies published between 1980 and November 2012 in peer-reviewed journals, English language only involving human subjects.

Twenty-one articles were found that met our inclusion criteria. Retrievable articles varied from case reports to clinical trials to review articles of management options.

The majority of articles chronicling patient experiences under chiropractic care reported they demonstrated mild to moderate improvements in presenting symptoms. No adverse side effects were reported.

This suggests chiropractic care can be considered as an adjunctive therapy for patients with various GI conditions providing there are no co-morbidities.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4486990/

 

 

 

 

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:

The Man Who Has Confidence In Himself Gains The Confidence Of Others.”
– Hasidic Proverb

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


Show Notes for January 6, 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 –

  • Knuckle Cracking and Hand Osteoarthritis
  • And Finally, a Story about Consumers Drive Complementary and Alternative Medicine Movement

For HealthBeat …. This is Dr. Todd Eglow!

Welcome to HealthBeat Podcast #578 recorded January 6, 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/healthbeat0578.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 ….

 

 

Knuckle Cracking and Hand Osteoarthritis

Previous studies have not shown a correlation between knuckle cracking (KC) and hand osteoarthritis (OA).

However, one study showed an inverse correlation between knuckle cracking and metacarpophalangeal joint osteoarthritis.

The authors of a study published in the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine, conducted a retrospective case-control study among persons aged 50 to 89 years who received a radiograph of the right hand during the last 5 years.

Patients had radiographically proven hand osteoarthritis, and controls did not.

Participants indicated frequency, duration, and details of their knuckle cracking behavior and known risk factors for hand osteoarthritis.

The study concluded that a history of habitual knuckle cracking —including the total duration and total cumulative exposure—does not seem to be a risk factor for hand osteoarthritis.

Listeners are advised to contact your Doctor of Chiropractic for more information about Habitual Knuckle Cracking to see if there are any contraindications in specific situations.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – http://www.jabfm.org/content/24/2/169.long

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/crack-research/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n3IYmdy6d4Y

 

Consumers Drive Complementary and Alternative Medicine Movement

An article in the December 14, 2016 issue of Hospitals & Health Networks, discussed how Consumers are shifted their health care to more complementary and alternative medicine practices.

A growing number of hospitals are adding complementary or integrative therapies to their menu of services. One reason for the growth is the rise of consumerism in health care. “As patients want this, providers are being forced to help deliver some of these services…”

Another factor is growing acceptance among clinicians of various nonconventional therapies as an adjunct to traditional medicine, he says.

In addition to Reiki, complementary therapies include acupuncture, massage therapy, deep breathing exercises, meditation, guided imagery and yoga.

Some quick facts include the following:

· An estimated 59 million U.S. residents ages 4 and older had at least one expenditure for some type of complementary health approach in 2012.

· The average individual out-of-pocket expenditure was $433 for visits to a complementary practitioner, $368 for natural product supplements and $257 for self-care approaches.

· Spending increased with income. Average individual out-of-pocket expenditure for complementary health approaches was $435 for people with family incomes less than $25,000 and $590 for people with family incomes of $100,000 or more.

Surf to our Show Notes for the full article – http://www.hhnmag.com/articles/7699-consumers-clamor-for-complementary-and-alternative-medicine

 

 

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Security Is Mostly A Superstition. Life Is Either A Daring Adventure Or Nothing.”
– Helen Keller

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


Show Notes for December 30, 2016

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 –

  • UK Proposes Soft Drink Tax
  • And Finally a Story about Chiropractic Care and Cervical Artery Dissection

For HealthBeat, wishing everyone a Safe, Healthy and Happy New Year …. This is Dr. Todd Eglow!

Welcome to HealthBeat Podcast #577 recorded December 30, 2016.

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/healthbeat0577.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

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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 ….

 

 

 

UK Proposes Soft Drink Tax

In March, 2016, the UK Government proposed a tiered levy on sugar-sweetened beverages.

The authors of a study published in the journal The Lancet, estimate the effect of possible industry responses to the levy on obesity, diabetes, and dental caries.

The authors of the study modeled three possible industry responses:

  • reformulation to reduce sugar concentration,
  • an increase of product price, and
  • a change of the market share of high-sugar, mid-sugar, and low-sugar drinks.

For each response, the authors defined a better-case and worse-case health scenario.

The health impact of the soft drinks levy is dependent on its implementation by industry.

Uncertainty exists as to how industry will react and about estimation of health outcomes.

Health gains could be maximised by substantial product reformulation, with additional benefits possible if the levy is passed on to purchasers through raising of the price of high-sugar and mid-sugar drinks and activities to increase the market share of low-sugar products.

Discuss all Nutrition related issues with your Qualified Health Care Provider.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – http://thelancet.com/journals/lanpub/article/PIIS2468-2667(16)30037-8/fulltext

 

 

Chiropractic Care and Cervical Artery Dissection

Case reports and case control studies have suggested an association between chiropractic neck manipulation and cervical artery dissection (CAD), but a causal relationship has not been established.

The authors of a study published in the journal Cureus, evaluated the evidence related to this topic by performing a systematic review and meta-analysis of published data on chiropractic manipulation and CAD.

The search criteria yielded 253 articles. The authors identified two class II and four class III studies. There were no discrepancies among article ratings. The quality of the body of evidence according to GRADE criteria was “very low.”

The study concluded that the quality of the published literature on the relationship between chiropractic manipulation and CAD is very low. The author’s analysis shows a small association between chiropractic neck manipulation and cervical artery dissection.

This relationship may be explained by the high risk of bias and confounding in the available studies, and in particular by the known association of neck pain with CAD and with chiropractic manipulation.

There is no convincing evidence to support a causal link between chiropractic manipulation and CAD. Belief in a causal link may have significant negative consequences such as numerous episodes of litigation.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links to this study – https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4794386/

 

 

 

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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.

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Finally, I leave you with the following quote:

Whether You Think You Can Or Think You Can’t, You’re Right.”
– Henry Ford

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


Show Notes for Friday December 23, 2016

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 –

  • Glutamate receptors and pain
  • And Finally, a story about Chronic Back Pain and Abnormal Brain Chemistry

For HealthBeat, wishing everyone a Safe, Healthy and Happy Holiday Season …. This is Dr. Todd Eglow!

Welcome to HealthBeat Podcast #576 recorded December 23, 2016.

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/healthbeat0576.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 ….

 

 

Glutamate receptors and pain

A 2006 study published in the journal Seminars in Cell & Developmental Biology, looked at the connection between the neurotransmitter Glutamate Receptors and Pain.

Pain is an important survival and protection mechanism for animals. However, chronic/persistent pain may be differentiated from normal physiological pain in that it confers no obvious advantage.

An accumulating body of pharmacological, electrophysiological, and behavioral evidence is emerging in support of the notion that glutamate receptors play a crucial role in pain pathways and that modulation of glutamate receptors may have potential for therapeutic utility in several categories of persistent pain, including neuropathic pain resulting from injury and/or disease of central (e.g., spinal cord injury) or peripheral nerves (e.g., diabetic neuropathy, radiculopathy) and inflammatory or joint-related pain (e.g., rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis).

This review focuses on the role of glutamate receptors, including both ionotropic and metabotropic receptors in persistent pain states with particular emphasis on their expression patterns in nociceptive pathways and their potential as targets for pharmacological intervention strategies.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1084952106001121

 

 

 

Chronic Back Pain and Abnormal Brain Chemistry

A 2000 study published in the journal Pain, looked at the relationship between Chronic Back Pain and Abnormal Brain Chemistry.

The neurobiology of chronic pain, including chronic back pain, is unknown.

Structural imaging studies of the spine cannot explain all cases of chronic back pain. Functional brain imaging studies indicate that the brain activation patterns are different between chronic pain patients and normal subjects, and the thalamus, and prefrontal and cingulate cortices are involved in some types of chronic pain.

Animal models of chronic pain suggest abnormal spinal cord chemistry.

The authors of the study used MRI to measure relative concentrations of N-acetyl aspartate, creatine, choline, glutamate, glutamine, gamma-aminobutyric acid, inositol, glucose and lactate in relation to the concentration of creatine.

The results of the study show that chronic back pain alters the human brain chemistry.

Reductions of N-acetyl aspartate and glucose were demonstrated in the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex. Cingulate, sensorimotor, and other brain regions showed no chemical concentration differences.

In chronic back pain, the interrelationship between chemicals within and across brain regions was abnormal, and there was a specific relationship between regional chemicals and perceptual measures of pain and anxiety.

These findings provide direct evidence of abnormal brain chemistry in chronic back pain, which may be useful in diagnosis and future development of more effective pharmacological treatments.

Surf to our Show Notes for links – https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11113288

 

 
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.

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.

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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:

We Generate Fears While We Sit. We Overcome Them By Action.”
– Dr. Henry Link

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