Monthly Archives: August 2015

Show Notes for August 28, 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 and Stroke Risk
  • And Finally, a Story about Same Day Spine Surgery

For HealthBeat, This is Dr. Todd Eglow!

Welcome to HealthBeat Podcast #520 recorded August 28, 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/healthbeat0520.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 ….

Work and Stroke Risk

Long working hours might increase the risk of cardiovascular disease, but prospective evidence is scarce, imprecise, and mostly limited to coronary heart disease.

The Authors of a study recently published in the journal Lancet aimed to assess long working hours as a risk factor for incident coronary heart disease and stroke.

The study found that Employees who work long hours have a higher risk of stroke than those working standard hours; the association with coronary heart disease is weaker.

These findings suggest that more attention should be paid to the management of vascular risk factors in individuals who work long hours.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736%2815%2960295-1/abstract

Same Day Spine Surgery

Same-day spine surgery has become more prevalent in recent years with surgeons expanding the types of procedures they perform in Ambulatory Surgery Centers—known as ASCs.

At the same time, concerns remain over risks with these procedures and how surgeon investment in these surgical centers may affect patient selection.

By 2025, same-day spine surgery could account for almost 50% of all spine surgeries done in the United States.

The article noted that surgeons should be cautious when selecting patients for procedures performed in this setting, especially when a more complex procedure, such as an anterior cervical discectomy, is planned to be performed in an ASC.

The safety of same-day spine surgery in an ASC depends on the type of surgery and the patient’s overall experience. The safety of same-day spine surgery and the outcomes are not the same for every patient.

Therefore, a patient’s comorbidities should be the biggest driver when a surgeon determines whether a spine procedure will be safe for that patient when it is performed on a same-day basis.

The study showed 92% of surgeons at ASCs had an emergency protocol in place if a complication arose that could not be addressed at the center. This meant 8% of those polled had no emergency protocol in place if that situation occurred.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links –

http://www.healio.com/spine-surgery/practice-management/news/print/spine-surgery-today/%7Bd863e2cd-2c49-42fb-b0b0-5134ee0ea3b7%7D/risks-of-same-day-spine-surgery-must-be-addressed-as-its-popularity-increases?utm_source=maestro&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=spine%20surgery%20news

http://www.advancingsurgicalcare.com/whatisanasc

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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:

Things work out best for those who make the best of how things work out.”
– John Wooden

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

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Show Notes for August 21, 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 –

  • Healthy Beverage Index
  • And Finally, a Story about Flexion-Extension Radiographs in Lumbar Spondylolisthesis

For HealthBeat, This is Dr. Todd Eglow!

Welcome to HealthBeat Podcast #519 recorded August 21, 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/healthbeat0519.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 ….

Healthy Beverage Index

Researchers have developed a new scoring method for assessing beverage intake, the Healthy Beverage Index (HBI).

Researchers at Virginia Tech have developed a new scoring method for assessing beverage intake, the Healthy Beverage Index (HBI). In a report published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics they describe how this tool can be used to more accurately evaluate dietary consumption of all types of fluids.

They found that higher HBI scores were associated with more favorable lipid profiles, decreased risk of hypertension; and, among men, better C-reactive protein (CRP) levels.

The authors would like this technique to be developed into a rapid assessment tool that might be used online to provide patients, doctors, and dietetics practitioners with accurate consumption information that could be used to encourage better eating behaviors.

Also, they will continue to refine the index over time as new information about healthy beverage choices becomes available.

Remember to discuss all Nutritional Recommendations with your Qualified Health Care Provider.

Surf to our Show Notes for more information – http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/07/150709180204.htm

http://podcasts.elsevierhealth.com/jand/jand_pc_115_7.mp4

Flexion-Extension Radiographs in Lumbar Spondylolisthesis

A recent Spine journal study was published to investigate and compare the use of 2 diagnostic modalities in the evaluation of stability in lumbar spondylolisthesis.

Evaluating potential instability in lumbar spondylolisthesis is significant to its management. Lateral lumbar flexion-extension (FE) radiograph is frequently obtained on the basis of a thought that this forward-backward movement can actually describe hypermobility at the listhetic segment.

However, simply comparing standard upright lumbar lateral radiograph (U) with a supine sagittal magnetic resonance image (S) (combined, US), something typically conducted for patients with lumbar spondylolisthesis, may also be used.

The study concluded that Upright/Sagittal may offer an easily available, alternative diagnostic modality in lumbar spondylolisthesis, with the potential of reducing both radiation exposure and costs. Further studies should focus on its influence in clinical decision making.

Surf to our Show Notes for details – http://journals.lww.com/spinejournal/Abstract/2015/08150/Utility_of_Flexion_Extension_Radiographs_in_Lumbar.13.aspx

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:

To succeed… You need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you.”
– Tony Dorsett

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


Show Notes for August 7, 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 –

  • Shear Force on the Intervertebral Disc
  • And Finally, a Story about A Biomechanical Rationale for LBP

For HealthBeat, This is Dr. Todd Eglow!

Welcome to HealthBeat Podcast #518 recorded August 7, 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/healthbeat0518.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 ….

Shear Force on the Intervertebral Disc

A new study published in the European Spine Journal looked at in vivo rabbit model and was developed to investigate the effects of shear force on intervertebral disc (IVD).

After 1 and 2 months of loading, radiographic findings showed significant disc height narrowing in L4/5 discs of the animals in loading groups, and slight lumbar spondylolisthesis in some animals of Group B.

MRI showed a significant decrease in nucleus pulposus (NP) area and signal intensity from T2-weighted images. Histologically, loss of normal nucleus pulposus cells and disorganization of the architecture of the annulus occurred, and proteoglycan stain decreased.

The results of this study suggest that disc degeneration can be induced by hyper-physiological shear loading in the rabbit IVD. Long-term shear loading may result in structural disc failure inducing lumbar spondylolisthesis and progressive disc degeneration, which, however, has to be proven by further studies.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00586-015-3816-2?wt_mc=alerts.TOCjournals

LBP – A Biomechanical Rationale

The journal Spine recently published a study whose goal was to determine how different patterns of multilevel disc degeneration influence the biomechanical behavior of the lumbar spine.

Because of the complex etiology of low back pain, it is often difficult to identify the specific factors that contribute to the symptoms of a particular patient. Disc degeneration is associated with the development of low back pain, but its presence is not always synonymous with symptoms.

However, studies have suggested that “patterns” of disc degeneration may provide insight into such pain generation rather than the overall presence of degenerative changes.

The results of this study showed that stresses and forces of the surrounding ligaments, facets, and pedicles at certain vertebral levels of the spine were generally lower in skipped-level disc degeneration cases than in the contiguous multilevel disc degenerations cases even when the skipped level contained more degenerated discs.

The authors of the study concluded that to their knowledge, this is the first study to illustrate the biomechanics of specific patterns of disc degeneration of the lumbar spine.

Using a multilevel disc degeneration model, this study provides insights as to why various patterns of disc degeneration throughout the lumbar spine may affect motion and soft tissue structures as well that may have bearing in the clinical pathway of pain generation.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – http://journals.lww.com/spinejournal/Abstract/2015/08010/Low_Back_Pain__A_Biomechanical_Rationale_Based_on.6.aspx

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:

Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.”
– Winston Churchill

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