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New X-Ray Helps Those With Back Injuries
KHBS NW Arkansas
December 23, 2008
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- Even low-speed car crashes may have serious impact on your spinal health.
But there's a special type of x-ray that may be able to diagnose injuries that could have gone undetected.
GreenLight Laser shows promising results in treatment of enlarged prostates
Hospital News (UK)
by Cindy Woods
December 1, 2008
A new study in the use of GreenLight Laser therapy to treat enlarged prostates is already yielding positive results at The Scarborough Hospital (TSH).
Urologists Drs. Edward Woods, William Baldwin and Nick Logarakis of TSH are participating along with two other Ontario hospitals. Coordinated by McMaster Institute of Urology at St. Joseph's Healthcare in Hamilton, the study is funded by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.
When it's all heavy going
The Irish Times
by Clodagh Mulvey
November 11, 2008
FOR MANY of us, chiropractic care is synonymous with neck-cracking antics we would rather avoid.
We imagine that if we are already in terrible pain with a back injury or neck strain, the last thing in the world we would want to do is place any one of our seven, precious cervical vertebrae in the hands of such a therapy.
Beam of light gives ray of hope for those in pain
by Sara Diamond
September 19, 2008
Laser treatment has been around for several decades, but just recently became more mainstream. This new treatment, which is approved by the FDA, is used to treat musculoskeletal injuries, chronic and degenerative conditions and wounds.
Miguel Cruz, D.C., a chiropractor in Burnsville, North Carolina says the light is absorbed by micro-molecules in the skin and initiates a powerful reaction skin. It also causes the body to produce endorphins, which inhibit the sensation of pain, and cortisol, which helps the body combat stress associated with injury or disease.
Studies suggest chiropractic care can help dyslexia
September 3, 2008
Studies suggest chiropractic care can help dyslexia, specific exercises appear to "train" the cerebellum to respond normally to information.
There are several case studies that show the benefit of chiropractic care in treating children with dyslexia. The chiropractic approach is based on two models. The first is the vertebral subluxation/hemisphericity, which hypothesized to be a potential consequence of central nervous system dysfunction. The second model is vertebral subluxation/neurologic disorganization. This model is based on a theory that children with dyslexia and learning disabilities have a functional disturbance to the appropriate organization of higher centers of the central nervous system.
Chiropractic: As Individual as a Handshake
by Charles Masarsky, DC
June 12, 2008
Well-meaning but misinformed friends, relatives and even health professionals often dissuade parents from placing their children under chiropractic care.
This often is based on the misperception that a chiropractic adjustment is "too rough," and that a young child's spine should not be "subjected" to it. In reality, a chiropractic adjustment has much in common with a handshake.
Chiropractic Can Offer Relief From Stress-Related Pain, Health Problems
American Chiropractic Association
by Angela Kargus
June 11, 2008
Millions of Americans are suffering from stress-related pain and headaches as they find themselves struggling with tough economic times, according to a new Associated Press-AOL Health Poll.
In light of these alarming new survey results, patients may wish to consider the benefits of chiropractic care for the treatment and prevention of stress-related headaches and muscle pain, says the American Chiropractic Association (ACA).
Chiropractic allows natural self-healing
The Appalachian Student Newspaper
by Julia Harr
April 29, 2008
"Medicine is the study of diseases and what causes people to die," Chiropractor Meleah Mauldin said. "Chiropractic is the study of health and what causes people to live."
Mauldin said her favorite part of chiropractics is witnessing the miracle of the body healing itself. A common misconception of chiropractic care is that only people with pain can benefit from the adjustments, Mauldin said.
Fine-tuning lasers to destroy blood-borne diseases like AIDS
Institute of Physics
by Joe Winters
October 31, 2007
Physicists in Arizona State University have designed a revolutionary laser technique which can destroy viruses and bacteria such as AIDS.
The research, published on Thursday November 1 in the Institute of Physics' Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, discusses how pulses from an infrared laser can be fine-tuned to discriminate between problem microorganisms and human cells.
Eat your words, all who scoff at organic food
Times Online (UK)
by Jon Ungoed-Thomas
October 27, 2007
In a unique experiment, its rolling pastures and ploughed fields have been split into two so that conventional and organic produce can be grown side by side.
It has enabled scientists to test the alternative foods rigorously and answer a question that most shoppers ask themselves on a regular basis: is buying organic better for you? Already one conclusion is clear: organically produced crops and dairy milk usually contain more "beneficial compounds" believed to help to combat disease.
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