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Americans Spend Billions on Alternative Medicine
Americans spent 33.9 billion out-of-pocket on complementary and alternative medicine in 2007 alone, U.S. health officials report. CAM includes medical practices and products, such as herbal supplements, meditation, chiropractic and acupuncture, which are not part of conventional medicine. The bottom line is that Americans spend a lot of money on CAM products, classes or materials or practitioner v ...
Healthday - Mon. Aug 28
Science Reveals How Owls Avoid Stroke While Rotating Heads
What a hoot Scientists say they ve discovered how owls can almost fully rotate their heads without damaging the blood vessels in their necks or cutting off the blood supply to their brains. Owls have four major bone structure and blood vessel adaptations that prevent injury when they rotate their head. Humans lack these adaptations, which helps explain why people are more vulnerable to neck injuri ...
Healthday - Mon. Aug 28
Talk to Your Doc About Your Alternative Meds
The popularity of complementary and alternative medicine is on the rise, with more than one-third of U.S. adults using at least one these treatments, according to a recent report by the Institute of Medicine. And if you re like most proponents of these treatments, you probably don t mention them to your primary-care physician. You may think it s not important or you might just forget. Or, you migh ...
Healthday - Mon. Aug 28
Soaring U.S. Spinal Care Spending Due to Specialists: Study
Care provided by medical specialists is the main reason spending on treatment for back and neck problems in the United States has nearly doubled since the late 1990s, according to a new study. Researchers analyzed data on how much Americans spent on ambulatory non-hospital care for back and neck problems from 1999 to 2008. The study was published Sept. 1 in the journal Spine . In 2008, about 6 per ...
Healthday - Mon. Aug 28
Are We Exercising Pain Away? Not So Much.
Although the proper exercise can help people deal with and alleviate chronic neck and back pain, a new study shows that health professionals may not be prescribing it as often as they should. Less than half of the nearly 700 people surveyed -- all of whom had seen a physician, chiropractor or physical therapist in the past year for chronic back or neck pain -- were prescribed exercise, the study f ...
Healthday - Mon. Aug 28
Combining Mainstream, Alternative Therapies Brings Back Pain Relief
Used together, conventional and complementary alternative treatments help patients ease their low back pain better than using mainstream treatment alone, U.S. research shows. The small study included 13 patients who received integrated care and six patients who received usual care. The integrative care team at Brigham and Women s Hospital in Boston included experts in acupuncture, chiropractic, in ...
Healthday - Mon. Aug 28
Spinal Manipulation, Home Exercise May Ease Neck Pain
Spinal manipulation and home exercise are more effective at relieving neck pain in the long term than medications, according to new research. People undergoing spinal manipulation therapy for neck pain also reported greater satisfaction than people receiving medication or doing home exercises. We found that there are some viable treatment options for neck pain, said Gert Bronfort, vice president o ...
Healthday - Mon. Aug 28
Added Treatment Won't Speed Whiplash Recovery
Aggressive treatment of patients with whiplash doesn t speed their recovery, Canadian research suggests. University of Toronto researchers examined the treatment received by almost 1,700 whiplash patients. They found that increasing the intensity of care to more than two visits to a general practitioner, or adding chiropractic care to general practitioner care, was actually associated with slower ...
Healthday - Mon. Aug 28
Boomers More Likely to Try Alternative Medicine
Middle-age adults are more likely than older or younger people to use complementary and alternative medicine, says a Wake Forest University School of Medicine study. Researchers analyzed data collected from 31,044 people in the United States who took part in the 2002 National Health Interview Survey. Midlife adults entered adulthood at a time of more widespread use of complementary and alternative ...
Healthday - Mon. Aug 28
Kids Follow Parents in Using Alternative Therapies
Children and teens are more likely to use complementary and alternative medicine if their parents also use the therapies, according to new research. A 1997 study found that 42 percent of American adults reported the use of these types of therapies -- and the rates were increasing. But, up till now, there s been little information on the popularity of these treatments among children and teens. Rese ...
Healthday - Mon. Aug 28
Men's Share of Housework May Depend on Career Choice
How much time a man spends doing housework is related to the type of job he has, a new study suggests. Researchers analyzed data collected from 1981 to 2009 and found that married or cohabiting men who worked in traditionally female jobs -- such as teaching, child care or nursing -- spent more time doing housework than those in traditionally male jobs. In addition, the wives and partners of these ...
Healthday - Mon. Aug 28
38% of U.S. Adults Use Alternative Treatments
An estimated 38 percent of U.S. adults and 12 percent of children use some type of complementary and alternative medicine, a new U.S. government survey finds. Complementary and alternative medicine -- sometimes called CAM -- is an umbrella term for a collection of wide-ranging medical and health care systems, practices and products that aren t generally considered conventional medicine. It include ...
Healthday - Mon. Aug 28