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Fish Oil Supplements helped Heal Bedsores

Wed, 05 Dec 2012 03:39:17 +0000

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(Best Syndication News) - Taking fish oil supplements may help bedsores heal in critically ill patients, according to a study from the Tel Aviv University. The researchers noticed a 20-25 percent reduction in pressure ulcers when eight grams of fish oil were taken daily for three weeks. The results were published in the British Journal of Nutrition and the American Journal of Critical Care.

Prof. Pierre Singer of the Sackler Faculty of Medicine explained that bedsores are a common problem for critically ill patients because of constant pressure on the skin and tissue. Bedsores form from a lack oxygen because the blood flow is reduced and there is skin wetness. Other studies have found fish oil supplements were helpful for lowering blood pressure and reducing inflammation of the skin and in joints.

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Water Aerobics just as good as other Cardio Workouts

Tue, 30 Oct 2012 23:17:35 +0000

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(Best Syndication News) - Exercising in the water has just as much aerobic benefit as working-out on land, suggests a new study. The researchers found pedaling an exercise bike in a swimming pool had a similar aerobic effect to a typical stationary bike workout. The study was presented today at the Canadian Cardiovascular Congress.

The immersible ergocycle, which is a stationary exercise bike that can be put in a swimming pool, was studied. Many people might assume that moving in water is not as difficult as moving on land. The researchers compared land and water bicycling workouts for effectiveness.

Healthy participants perform exercise tests in the water and on land. The water level was up to their chest level. The intensity of the workout was increased every minute until the riders were exhausted. The researchers found that the land-workout was almost the same when they compared the maximal oxygen consumption rates.

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Rheumatoid Arthritis patients are more likely to have Gum Disease

Thu, 09 Aug 2012 02:25:18 +0000

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(Best Syndication News) - A study found that patients with rheumatoid arthritis were four times more likely to have gum disease than those who were otherwise considered healthy. The study results were published in the online edition of the Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases.

The researchers came to this conclusion by comparing the gum health of 91 adults diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and 93 healthy adults that were matched for age and sex. All of the participants were non-smokers. The researchers report that smoking is a recognized risk factor for developing rheumatoid arthritis. None of the study participants were treated with arthritis medications.

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Anxiety and Depression associated with Arthritis

Tue, 01 May 2012 05:47:55 +0000

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(Best Syndication News) - One-third of US adults with arthritis who are over the age of 45 also suffer from anxiety or depression. Researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published their results on anxiety and depression with arthritis patients in today’s issue of Arthritis Care & Research; a journal published by Wiley-Blackwell, which is also the official journal of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR).

Anxiety was around twice as common than depression in those suffering from arthritis. Despite the higher occurrence of anxiety, doctors tend to treat the depression more often. The researchers found anxiety in 31 percent of the participants, while depression was measured in 18 percent of the participants. Additionally, 84 percent of the participants who had depression also had anxiety.

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Motrin Recall announced for Certain Lots

Fri, 23 Dec 2011 19:36:07 +0000

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(Best Syndication News) - The US Food and Drug Administration announced that The McNeil Consumer Healthcare Division of McNEIL-PPC, Inc. is voluntarily recalling certain lots of Motrin products because the company is concerned that they might not dissolve as quickly when they near the expiration date. They determined this during sample product testing and will recall the product from retailers only for quality standard concerns.

There are no adverse events or health risks with this recall. The medicine can still be taken; however, the company wants to let consumers know that the product can be delayed in offering pain relief when nearing the expiration date. The company will be recalling the product from retailers of the involved lots. They will not be issuing a consumer product recall at this time. The products were distributed to the US, Puerto Rico, Bahamas, Fiji, Belize, ST. Lucia, and Jamaica.

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Rituxan gets FDA approval for treatment of Wegener's Granulomatosis and Microscopic Polyangiitis

Tue, 19 Apr 2011 23:16:08 +0000

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(Best Syndication News) - Two rare disorders that cause vasculitis, Wegener’s granulomatosis (WG) and microscopic polyangiitis (MPA), have a new treatment called Rituxan (rituximab) that was approved by the FDA today. The Rituxan along with glucocorticoids (steroids) is the treatment that was approved for the treatment of these rare disorders. Rituxan is the first approved therapy that is used to treat these diseases. Rituxan is made by Genentech, who is part of the Roche Group. Rituxan has been approved since 1997 to treat non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, chronic lymphocytic leukemia, and rheumatoid arthritis.

Rituxan uses biotechnology methods to make an antibody that reduces the amount 'B cells' which are specific immune cells. There was a single controlled trial study of 197 patients that had either WG or MPA. The researchers randomly assigned the patient Rituxan plus glucocorticoids once a week for four weeks or they gave the patient an oral cyclophosphamide plus glucocorticoids daily. The study duration at six months showed the patients that had the Rituxan with the glucocorticoids had 64 percent of the patients have complete remission. The cyclosphosphamide and glucocorticoids patients had 53 percent achieve complete remission.

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Hand Surgery: Dealing With Various Injuries Relating To Them

Tue, 15 Dec 2009 19:55:41 +0000

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In many, many ways our hands are what separate us from lower life forms. Our hands, when used in conjunction with the boundless imagination and creativity that pours forth from our minds, enable us to create tools, art, and virtually everything that makes humans unique. Like our voices, our hands are one of the most important ways in which we communicate with the world.

As the world becomes increasingly dependent on technology, our hands are becoming ever more important in our ability to communicate. Every email, every text, every touch screen we encounter involves our ability to use our hands to shape our message to the world. That is why it can be absolutely devastating when a debilitating injury to the hand occurs.

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How Hemp Seed Oil Can Help Your Arthritis

Mon, 26 Oct 2009 11:50:24 +0000

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Many people would dismiss arthritis as a simple and natural process of aging when in fact it is not. It is a crippling disease; slow yet decapitating. Arthritis has many forms and accompanying painful symptoms. Somehow, in the advent of modern-day technology and medical breakthroughs, we look for an organic alternative way of battling arthritis knowing that it is safer and economical yet effective.

Arthritis simply means inflammation of the joints. We have a variety of joints in our body and this condition pertains to the swelling and pain that occurs in the affected area of someone inflicted with it.

What happens to the affected area is coined as “cartilage and bone gravel.” Due to the overstretching of muscles which cause damage to the joints, what is left of the bones as well as the cartilage, would forcefully rub against each other which causes throbbing pain as well as worsening the damage of the affected joints. This continues to happen over and over again; it becomes a painful cycle and it gets worse over time.

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7 Effective Exercises for Arthritis

Mon, 26 Oct 2009 11:50:03 +0000

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You seem to be restless all day and feel terrible pain during nighttime. It seems endless, the cycle of pain and immobility, not having the means to do the things you used to do and the stress and boredom that go with it. When you are tormented by the pain of arthritis, you most likely would long for some rest rather than exercise which seems to be exhausting and painful altogether.

It is a mistaken notion that exercise can further damage your joints. On the other hand, doing moderate exercises have shown significant impact in the overall well-being of patients suffering from arthritis. Patients should of course refrain from doing high-impact exercises as this may aggravate their condition. There are, however, a variety of low-impact or moderate exercises that have shown incredible benefits such as reduction of joint pain and the strengthening of muscles around the affected joint. It has also improved overall health and fitness by creating a healthy self-esteem, reducing depressive symptoms, controlling obesity, improving sleep, and boosting energy.

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Tai Chi Classes to Commence at Kurrajong Natural Medicine Centre

Mon, 12 Oct 2009 05:33:43 +0000

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Kurrajong Natural Medicine Centre, at Kurrajong, in the Blue Mountains, north-west of Sydney is starting Tai Chi Classes on the 19th of October.

What is Tai Chi?

Tai Chi is an integral part of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), providing a means to balance the mind, body and spirit. Tai Chi is a martial art and involves slow, precise movements combined with breathing to strengthen the body, focus the mind and activate the body's Qi. It is used as a form of exercise in China and has gained increased popularity as a form of exercise in the west.

Tai Chi is however much more than mere exercise. Many practitioners of Chinese medicine use Tai Chi to help them focus and direct the Qi, which they use when practicing acupuncture. In addition, Tai Chi can also be use as a form of self-defense. It is a martial art and many consider it to be superior to Karate.

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What is Arthritis?

Thu, 18 Jun 2009 22:10:13 +0000

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There are several diseases that affect seniors more than those in other age groups, but arthritis is one of the most common and also one of the most debilitating diseases that affects seniors. If left untreated arthritis can, in some instances, result in deformities and severe disability.

While there are actually over 100 different types of arthritis, 10% of those make up the majority of all diagnosed cases. Among seniors, osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis, with rheumatoid arthritis coming in second.

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Orthopedic Appliances Support for Weak Joints

Fri, 12 Jun 2009 07:05:28 +0000

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Orthopedic Appliances are used to correct a variety of bone related problems. There are supports for injured joints to prevent joint injury, and for keeping the neck upright for faster healing. There are others that help keep the spine straight and prevent abnormal curving. Some appliances are used to correct deformed or weak bone structures.

Orthodontic ailments have risen among many in recent times. However, with newer problems, better solutions have been devised to cure them. Undergoing an orthodontic surgery is a difficult time for any patient, be it knee surgery, spinal injuries, or even fractures. To aid patients in resuming their normal lives and for faster recovery, a range of Orthopedic Appliances are recommended.

Orthotics, short for Orthopedic Devices are devices specially devised to provide support for weak joints and help in easier movement. There are many types of orthotics available for orthodontic patients, according to the ailment they are suffering from. These include collars, splints, braces, corsets, and even shoe inserts.

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Arthritis Pain Relief - Suffering from Arthritis, Read this

Sun, 01 Mar 2009 08:20:12 +0000

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Arthritis simply describes a much suffering problem in terms of pains and disabling the patient. It targets the large joints of the body and restricts their functioning such as movement; bending and ultimately it can cause the joint deformity. Unfortunately, there is no concrete cause or cure for arthritis however; in any case, it is quite possible to have arthritis pain relief. Nevertheless, the treatment or therapy to treat arthritis is essentially focused on arthritis pain relief management.

There are many therapies to control the pain of arthritis and also to reduce the inflammation and discomfort. Heat therapy is said to be very effective in treating the pain and swelling of arthritic joints. This is where aromatherapy can enhance the formula and can accelerate the healing pace of the arthritis. Aromatic heat bath and massaging the affected area using herbal extract oil is a great way to promote relieving pain and inflammation in the body joints. There are many wonderful herbs those possess analgesic and anti-inflammatory qualities those can be massaged directly onto the arthritis affected region.

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Pain and Stiffness in the Back, Joints or Muscles - Prevention and Cure

Sun, 30 Nov 2008 15:22:52 +0000

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Many orthopedic problems, like pain and stiffness in the joints, muscles and back, are not due to any specific disease in progress. Such problems are mostly symptoms of wearing, small injuries and tense muscles. The problems rise because of wrong use of the body during work and spare time. They also rise because of constant stress and lack of rest. However, if something is not done to treat such simple problems, they can over time evolve into a more serious condition or damage.Here are some simple advices to avoid or cure such orthopedic problems.

- Variate the way you sit or stand during work and other activities. Any position will exert pressure at certain areas of your body and restrict the flow of blood and lymph through these areas. There is no sitting and standing position that are so physiological correct that it should be held a long time. Frequent variations of your position will ensure that no body area will get a restricted blood flow over a long time.

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No Benefit To Knee Surgery Compared To Physical Therapy – Pine Bark May Help Pain and Aid Recovery

Thu, 11 Sep 2008 22:47:30 +0000

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Arthroscopic Surgery

(Best Syndication News) New research indicates that knee surgery does not benefit arthritis patients any more than optimized physical and medical therapy (see videos below). This finding may be important news for patients considering arthroscopic knee surgery to repair damage caused by injury or arthritis.

Arthroscopic Knee Surgery

Arthroscopy is a minimally invasive surgical procedure where doctors examine and sometimes treat damaged joints. Using an arthroscope (a type of endoscope), a surgeon looks between the knee, shoulder, elbow, wrist, ankle, and hip joint to treat various orthopedic conditions including torn floating cartilage, torn surface cartilage, ACL reconstruction, and trimming damaged cartilage.

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Exercise and Arthritis – Exercise can be the Answer to Your Stiff Joints!

Thu, 04 Sep 2008 10:40:14 +0000

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Arthritis is a disease causing inflammatory chronic disorders affecting body joints and other parts of body. Problems like slow and limited motion of joints and long term joint stiffness are common in this condition. Exercise and arthritis are deeply related and if you are exercising regularly then you can greatly reduce the problems related to this painful state.

Arthritis damages body tissues and also affects shape and movements of joints. Regular exercise such as cycling, walking, swimming and low impact aerobic exercises can reduce joint pain. Some stretching exercise will assist you in keeping body joints such as knees flexible. Practice regular exercise and you can live a normal life even with arthritis!

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Vitamin D Supplement

Mon, 21 Apr 2008 22:52:33 +0000

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[Best Syndication] Vitamin D is a group of fat-soluble prohormones. Vitamin D2 and Vitamin D3 are the two major forms of these prohormones. Vitamin D3 is created when the sun is exposed to skin. Sunlight has ultraviolet B radiation rays that are key for your body to make vitamin D3.

Vitamin D is important to help maintain organ systems. Vitamin D is well known for its aid in forming bone and is necessary to develop strong bones. Vitamin D is also important in the process of regulating calcium and phosphorus levels in the blood and it also promotes calcium to be re-absorbed via the kidneys to be stored for a later use in the bones.

Foods can be fortified with a synthetic vitamin D supplement. Cereals and milk are often fortified with vitamin D. Depending on the country that you live in will determine the amounts and extent that foods have been fortified.

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Shampoo Products Without SLS: 7 Tips You Must Know About

Fri, 07 Mar 2008 13:39:54 +0000

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If you have educated yourself about the dangers of Sodium Laurel Sulfate in shampoos and soaps, you might be wondering how to find products without this harmful additive. You might be surprised to find there are more additives to avoid as well.

Sodium Laurel Sulfate (or SLS) is found in most commercially available soaps and shampoos, but being a common ingredient doesn’t mean it’s harmless. It can cause skin irritation, eczema, itchiness, and even damage to the eyes. SLS have been known to damage hair follicles and causes scalp problems including dandruff.

But this substance is not easily eliminated from the body, and thus it’s stored in the lymphatics and the organs of the body, thereby potentially causing problems throughout the body too.

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Burdock - Interactions, Side Effects and Precautions of Use-Herbal Medicines

Thu, 28 Feb 2008 11:21:17 +0000

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Taxonomic Class

Asteraceae

Common Trade Names

Multi-ingredient preparations: Anthraxiviore, Burdock Blend Extract, Burdock Root, Burdock Sarsaparilla Compound

Common Forms

Available as capsules (425 mg, 475 mg, cream for topical administration, dried root, liquid extract, tea, and tincture (made from crushed seeds).

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Healthy Lifestyle Approach to Arthritis

Sat, 08 Dec 2007 01:22:30 +0000

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Maintenance of a healthy lifestyle requires that you develop an ability to make adjustments whenever necessary. The discovery that you have arthritis is an occurrence in which adjustments may need to be made. As with any adjustment, investigation of the cause of this painfully stiff disease is an ideal first step.

Awareness, early diagnosis, and an aggressive treatment plan play key roles to stopping arthritis from taking over your life.

Arthritis literally means joint inflammation. There are more than 100 rheumatic diseases and conditions that can cause pain, stiffness and swelling in the joints. If left undiagnosed and untreated, arthritis can cause irreversible damage to the joints.

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