Monthly Archives: December 2018

Show Notes for December 20, 2018

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 –

  • Global patterns in excess body weight and the associated cancer burden
  • And Finally, a story about Touch and Pain Modulation in Infants

For HealthBeat …. This is Dr. Todd Eglow!

Welcome to HealthBeat Podcast #657 recorded December 21, 2018

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

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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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Global patterns in excess body weight and the associated cancer burden

The prevalence of excess body weight and the associated cancer burden have been rising over the past several decades globally.

Between 1975 and 2016, the prevalence of excess body weight in adults—defined as a body mass index (BMI) ≥ 25 kg/m2—increased from nearly 21% in men and 24% in women to approximately 40% in both sexes.

Notably, the prevalence of obesity (BMI ≥ 30 kg/m2) quadrupled in men, from 3% to 12%, and more than doubled in women, from 7% to 16%. This change, combined with population growth, resulted in a more than 6‐fold increase in the number of obese adults, from 100 to 671 million.

Given the pandemic proportion of excess body weight in high‐income countries and the increasing prevalence in low‐ and middle‐income countries, the global cancer burden attributable to this condition is likely to increase in the future.

There is emerging consensus on opportunities for obesity control through the multisectoral coordinated implementation of core policy actions to promote an environment conducive to a healthy diet and active living.

The rapid increase in both the prevalence of excess body weight and the associated cancer burden highlights the need for a rejuvenated focus on identifying, implementing, and evaluating interventions to prevent and control excess body weight.

Surf to our Show Notes for Details – https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.3322/caac.21499

 

Touch and Infants

A study in the journal Current Biology looked at the connection between Touch and Pain modulation.

Noxious-evoked brain activity in infants is similar to that observed when adults experience pain providing an objective method of assessing pain-relieving interventions.

A subclass of C fibre sensory neurons found in hairy skin are activated by gentle touch and respond optimally to stroking at 1–10 cm/s, serving a protective function by promoting affiliative behaviours. In adult humans, stimulation of these C-tactile (CT) afferents is pleasant, and can reduce pain perception.

Touch-based techniques, such as infant massage and kangaroo care, are designed to comfort infants during procedures, and a modest reduction in pain-related behavioural and physiological responses has been observed in some studies.

In this study, the Authors investigated whether touch can reduce noxious-evoked brain activity.

It was demonstrated that stroking prior to an experimental noxious stimulus or clinical heel lance can attenuate noxious-evoked brain activity in infants.

CT fibres may represent a biological target for non-pharmacological interventions that modulate pain in early life.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links –

https://www.cell.com/current-biology/fulltext/S0960-9822(18)31480-5

 

 

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Finally, I leave you with the following quote:

 At times, our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.”
― Albert Schweitzer

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


Show Notes for December 14, 2018

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 –

  • Psychological and Social Factors and Spinal Pain in Adolescents
  • And Finally, a Story about Logan College and the Medical College of Wisconsin Department of Neurosurgery

For HealthBeat …. This is Dr. Todd Eglow!

Welcome to HealthBeat Podcast #656 recorded December 14, 2018

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 –

iTunes –
https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/chiropractic-online-todays-healthbeat/id76425082?mt=2

Direct – http://www.chiropracticradio.com/healthbeat/healthbeat0656.mp3

COT’s HealthBeat has begun a Google Plus Community, located at http://bit.ly/cotchiro

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COTs HealthBeat Notes with Audio can be accessed here – http://bit.ly/cothealthbeatnotes

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 ….

 

 

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Psychological and Social Factors and Spinal Pain in Adolescents

Spinal pain, back pain, and/or neck pain begins early in life and is strongly associated with spinal pain in adulthood. Understanding the relationship between psychological and social factors and adolescent spinal pain may be important in both the prevention and treatment of spinal pain in this age group.

The authors of a recent study published in the European Journal of Pediatrics, aimed to determine if psychological and social factors were associated with spinal pain in a cross-sectional study of a school-based cohort of 1279 Danish adolescents aged 11-13, who were categorized into “any” and “substantial” spinal pain.

“Substantial spinal pain” was defined as a lifetime frequency of “sometimes” or “often” and a pain intensity of at least two on the revised Faces Pain Scale.

The study concluded that psychological and social factors may be important determinants in adolescent spinal pain.

What is Known:

  • Spinal pain begins early in life to reach adult levels by age 18. Spinal pain in adolescence is strongly associated with spinal pain in adulthood.
  • In adults, psychological and social factors and spinal pain are strongly related; however, this relationship in adolescence is poorly understood.

What is New:

  • Adolescents with spinal pain reported a significantly higher frequency of psychological factors and loneliness and lower levels of pupil acceptance.
  • Adolescents reporting higher levels of loneliness, lower levels of pupil acceptance, and increased frequency of psychological factors had increased odds of reporting “substantial spinal pain”.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30465273?fbclid=IwAR0VGQHkhsd530_pqsbNBzVrx2K0f-cXA1yUzBrfA_GEYV6KzGc-4Napb_E

 

 

Logan College and Medical College of Wisconsin Department of Neurosurgery

Logan’s College of Chiropractic has entered into an affiliation agreement to establish a preceptorship program with The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) Department of Neurosurgery.

Under the direction of Jeff King, DC, MS, 2011 graduate of Logan University, who serves as an assistant professor at MCW, Logan student interns will receive clinical training in a high-quality patient care delivery system.

The goal of the preceptorship program is to enhance patient care, education and research opportunities for both institutions.

During 2018, Logan placed approximately 165 student interns in preceptorship programs with organizations, institutions and private practices around the world.

Preceptorships at The Medical College of Wisconsin will start in May 2019 wherein eligible students will go through a selection process.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – https://www.logan.edu/news/post/logan-s-college-of-chiropractic-establishes-preceptorship-program-with-the-medical-college-of-wisconsin

 

 

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

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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

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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:

There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.”
― Albert Einstein

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


Show Notes for December 7, 2018

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 –

  • MRI and 1st Time LBP Episodes
  • And Finally, a Story about Aerobic Exercise and Concussions

For HealthBeat …. This is Dr. Todd Eglow!

Welcome to HealthBeat Podcast #655 recorded December 7, 2018

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 –

iTunes –
https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/chiropractic-online-todays-healthbeat/id76425082?mt=2

Direct – http://www.chiropracticradio.com/healthbeat/healthbeat0655.mp3

COT’s HealthBeat has begun a Google Plus Community, located at http://bit.ly/cotchiro

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COTs HealthBeat Notes with Audio can be accessed here – http://bit.ly/cothealthbeatnotes

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 ….

 

 

Google Plus Chiropractic Community

COT’s HealthBeat has begun a Google Plus Community, located at http://bit.ly/cotchiro

Please surf to our community and keep up with current trends in the literature.

 

 

 

MRI and 1st Time LBP Episodes

Magnetic resonance (MR) imaging is frequently used to evaluate first-time episodes of serious low back pain (LBP). Common degenerative findings are often interpreted as recent developments and the probable anatomic cause of the new symptoms.

To date no prospective study has established a baseline MR status of the lumbar spine in subjects without significant LBP problems and prospectively surveyed these subjects for acute changes shortly after new and serious LBP episodes. This method can identify new versus old MR findings possibly associated with the acute symptomatic episode.

The purpose of a recent study, published in The Spine Journal, was to determine if new and serious episodes of LBP are associated with new and relevant findings on MRI.

Findings on MR imaging within 12 weeks of serious LBP inception are highly unlikely to represent any new structural change. Most new changes (loss of disc signal, facet arthrosis, and end plate signal changes) represent progressive age changes not associated with acute events. Primary radicular syndromes may have new root compression findings associated with root irritation.

The study concluded that findings on MR imaging within 12 weeks of serious LBP inception are highly unlikely to represent any new structural change. Most new changes (loss of disc signal, facet arthrosis, and end plate signal changes) represent progressive age changes not associated with acute events.

Primary radicular syndromes may have new root compression findings associated with root irritation.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – https://www.thespinejournalonline.com/article/S1529-9430(06)00171-9/fulltext

 


Aerobic Exercise and Concussions

A recent study was published in PLOS One, to determine whether earlier time to initiation of aerobic exercise following acute concussion is associated with time to full return to (1) sport and (2) school or work.

A retrospective stratified propensity score survival analysis of acute (≤14 days) concussion was used to determine whether time (days) to initiation of aerobic exercise post-concussion was associated with, both, time (days) to full return to (1) sport and (2) school or work.

The study concluded that earlier initiation of aerobic exercise was associated with faster full return to sport and school or work.

This study provides greater insight into the benefits and safety of aerobic exercise within the first week of the injury.

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

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5905975/

 

 

 

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.

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:

Gratitude is the healthiest of all human emotions. The more you express gratitude for what you have, the more likely you will have even more to express gratitude for.”

― Zig Ziglar

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