Monthly Archives: June 2015

Show Notes for June 12, 2015

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 –

  • Work Focused Rehab and Neck Pain
  • And Finally, a Story about Western Diets and Prostate Cancer

For HealthBeat, This is Dr. Todd Eglow.

Welcome to HealthBeat Podcast #511 recorded June 12, 2015.

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/healthbeat0511.mp3

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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 ….

Work Focused Rehab and Neck Pain

Work-focused rehabilitation intervention was found to have the same effect on patients’ pain and disability scores when compared with controlled interventions, according to researchers.

Four hundred thirteen employed patients with back or neck pain who were referred to secondary care and sick-listed between 4 weeks and 12 month were included in the study.

The patients were randomly assigned to either a work-focused rehabilitation intervention cohort or a controlled intervention cohort.

The researchers found both pain and disability scores decreased similarly between the two cohorts. A decrease in fear-avoidance beliefs (FABQ) work score at 4 months led to a quicker return to work within 12 months.

Additionally, a decrease in fear-avoidance beliefs physical activity score at 4 months was associated with decreased disability scores at 12 months, according to the researchers.

The researchers concluded work-focused rehab intervention had the same effect on neck and back pain as controlled interventions, and that FABQ work scores at 4 months were an important factor in predicting patients’ return to work.

According to the Conclusion – Short work-focused rehabilitation had the same effect on pain and disability as control interventions. Reduction in FABQ-W score after treatment seems to be an important predictor for return to work in both groups.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2474/16/94

http://www.healio.com/spine-surgery/pain-management/news/online/%7B1a8d3fa9-38d9-43c7-a185-6c8875ab1748%7D/work-focused-rehab-controlled-interventions-have-same-effect-on-neck-pain-disability?utm_source=maestro&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=spine+surgery+news

Western Diet and Prostate Cancer

Men diagnosed with non-metastatic prostate cancer have a long life expectancy, and many die of unrelated causes.

It is therefore important to know to what extent post-diagnostic diet may affect disease-specific and overall mortality.

A study published in the journal Cancer Prevention Research looked at a total of 926 men participating in the Physicians’ Health Study diagnosed with non-metastatic prostate cancer completed diet questionnaires for a median of 5.1 years after diagnosis, and were followed thereafter to assess mortality for a median of 9.9 years since questionnaire completion.

Two post-diagnostic dietary patterns were identified: a Prudent pattern, characterized by higher intake of vegetables, fruits, fish, legumes, and whole grains; and a Western pattern, characterized by higher intake of processed and red meats, high-fat dairy and refined grains.

The study concluded that a post-diagnostic Western dietary pattern was associated with higher prostate cancer–specific and all-cause mortality, whereas a Prudent dietary pattern was related to lower all-cause mortality after prostate cancer diagnosis.

Surf to our Show Notes for links – http://cancerpreventionresearch.aacrjournals.org/content/8/6/545.short?rss=1

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/06/150601082531.htm

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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.

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A business has to be involving, it has to be fun, and it has to exercise your creative instincts.”
– Richard Branson

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

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Show Notes for June 5, 2015

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 –

  • Celiac Disease and Nerve Pain
  • And Finally, a Story about Dynamic MRI and Cervical Stenosis

For HealthBeat, This is Dr. Todd Eglow!

Welcome to HealthBeat Podcast #510 recorded June 5, 2015.

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/healthbeat0510.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 ….

Celiac Disease and Nerve Pain

Swedish researchers looked at more than 28,000 people with celiac disease and a “control” group of more than 139,000 without the disorder. The researchers found that those with celiac disease were 2.5 times more likely to be diagnosed with nerve damage, medically known as neuropathy.

However, the risk of nerve damage among the study patients was still low and the association seen in the study did not prove a cause-and-effect relationship.

The study was published online May 11 in the journal JAMA Neurology.

According to the lead author, “Although absolute risks for neuropathy are low, celiac disease is a potentially treatable condition with a young age of onset. Our findings suggest that screening could be beneficial in patients with neuropathy.”

The study concluded that the authors found an increased risk of neuropathy in patients with celiac disease. This statistically significant association in a population-based sample suggests that celiac disease screening should be completed in patients with neuropathy.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – http://archneur.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=2279878

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/news/fullstory_152480.html

Dynamic MRI and Cervical Stenosis

Researchers found dynamic MRI is an important tool that may help detect cervical spinal stenosis in cases where standard MRI may not.

A total of 51 consecutive patients with cervical spondylotic myelopathy who underwent dynamic MRI in the neutral, flexion and extension positions of the cervical spine from levels C3-C7 were selected for inclusion in the study.

Patients were retrospectively evaluated with regard to canal stenosis and the presence of absence of hyperintense intramedullary lesions (HILs).

Of the 255 levels evaluated in three positions, the researchers found the stages in extension were higher than the stages in the neutral and flexion positions at each level. For the C3-C6 levels, approximately 22.5% of the Stage-3 levels were classified as Stage-1 levels in the neutral position.

HILs were observed to be better identified in the flexion position compared with the neutral and extension positions. Additionally, the researchers found that 10% of patients, HILs were identified only when using the T2-weighted sequence in flexion.

The researchers concluded extension MRI helped to identify HILs not detected in standard MRI, and that preoperative extension MRI can help a surgeon determine the accurate levels to surgically decompress.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – http://www.healio.com/spine-surgery/imaging/news/online/%7Bc4b865e4-ff11-4631-9aa8-aeed0a2f7711%7D/flexion-extension-mri-protocol-can-help-reveal-undetected-stenosis?utm_source=maestro&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=spine+surgery+news

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:

If you don’t make things happen, then things will happen to you.”
– Robert Collier

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